graduate programHealth and Physical Education M.Ed. Online

In an effort to remove barriers to applicants applying to graduate programs, a university special committee has approved the removal of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as an admission requirement

The Master of Education in Health and Physical Education is designed for
P-12 health and physical educators who wish to:

  • Extend their content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice.
  • Develop leadership skills that will allow them to lead curriculum development, program administration, and leadership roles at the local school level, and in professional organizations at the state, regional, and national levels.
The program features an integration of health, physical education, and adapted physical education content. The key courses students study include the following areas:

  • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional assessment and program evaluation
  • Supervision skills

In addition, the following elective courses are offered:

  • Classroom Management Theory and Strategy
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Model-based instruction
  • Technology in the Service of Learning
  • Instruction for students with disabilities in physical education and sport

A variety of research projects run throughout the year, including:

  • Technology integration
  • Assessment
  • Comprehensive school physical activity programs
  • Adapted physical education and sport

Please visit the following faculty profile pages for more information:

  • Health, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education certified teachers
  • Currently teaching in P-12 settings
  • At least two years of teaching experience[/item]
  • A minimum of 36 semester hours are required to receive your degree
  • Students may complete the program in 1 to 2 years

  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Fulton County School District
  • Gwinnett County School District

Course Description & Classes

Program of Study 

Application deadlines:

  • Fall  - May 1stst
  • Spring – October 15th
  • Summer – March 1st

Application requirements

When applying to the Health & Physical Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended -- applicants for this program must hold an undergraduate degree in health and physical education with initial teaching certification in that subject
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Health & Physical Education -- certification must have been earned after completing an undergraduate degree in health and physical education which led to initial certification in health and physical education

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