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Physical Education

Online Master's Degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation with an Emphasis in Physical Education

Take your passion for Physical Education to the next level with a master's degree. The Physical Education emphasis highlights advanced teaching methods, research, and leadership skills, providing students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in the field. The program fits the professional education needs of students, ensuring that students receive the education and training they need to achieve their career goals.

Emphasis Options: 

  • Thesis Option: This option prepares students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
  • Coursework Option: This option requires completion of coursework that demonstrates evidence of advanced coursework in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams, or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific coursework requirements.

Career Options:

  • K-12 Physical Education Instructor
  • Athletics Director
  • Athletics Coach
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Fitness Director
students playing football

Additional information
for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Catalog – see program guides