Master of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education Online

Strengthen your expertise with adaptive physical education techniques. Learn to incorporate physical activity as an innovative learning tool in and outside the classroom.

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Program Overview

What Our Online MSEd. in Health and Physical Education Offers You

Revitalize the health and well-being of students with the present-day instructional and coaching techniques with the Master of Science in Health and Physical Education online program from Northwest Missouri State University. Rise to the top of your field and gain the advanced qualifications you need to stand out as an innovative athletic and academic instructor in public schools and collegiate settings.

The MSEd. in Health and Physical Education online program is taught by award-winning faculty as well as former and current SHAPE America board members. This master's online program prepares you to make a deeper impact in students' individual and collective health and academic growth by offering present-day instructional practices that combine physical activity with curriculum learning and health models backed by the latest research. Learn from expert faculty who hold the highest degree in their fields and share a passion for transforming student lives through innovative curriculum and physical activity. A teaching license is not required for admission into this online graduate program.

As part of the master's in health coursework, you will study contemporary teaching approaches pertaining to health, physical education and recreation; delve into the role of adaptive P.E. as a way to differentiate instruction among students with diverse needs; learn to develop and implement a comprehensive school health program from the ground up—and much more.

As a graduate of this online master of science in education program from Northwest Missouri State University, you will grow your capabilities as a teacher, coach and leader, gain the tools to enhance your teaching via adaptive physical education practices and earn the degree qualifications that warrant possible pay increases in your role as an educator. This online master’s program does not lead directly to any licensure or certification.

Accreditation:

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Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

Graduates of this master's in health and physical education online program will be able to:

  • Develop basic knowledge and skills in conducting research and in interpreting, reporting and applying the results of research
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in an area of interest
  • Acquire skills and principles used to administer a program successfully
  • Explain the role of the discipline in education and in society
  • Discuss trends, issues and problems associated with the discipline and suggest solutions to problems
  • Develop as a self-directed, lifelong learner who can effectively communicate with and motivate individuals for wellness- and movement-related activities
  • Facilitate and/or collaborate successfully with others in authentic conditions
  • Develop, adopt, practice and promote ethical behaviors for themselves and others
  • Become a "master professional"
  • Develop basic knowledge and skills in conducting research and in interpreting, reporting and applying the results of research
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in an area of interest
  • Acquire skills and principles used to administer a program successfully
  • Explain the role of the discipline in education and in society
  • Discuss trends, issues and problems associated with the discipline and suggest solutions to problems
  • Develop as a self-directed, lifelong learner who can effectively communicate with and motivate individuals for wellness- and movement-related activities
  • Facilitate and/or collaborate successfully with others in authentic conditions
  • Develop, adopt, practice and promote ethical behaviors for themselves and others
  • Become a "master professional"

Career opportunities in education include:

  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher
  • K-12 Adaptive Physical Education Teacher/Specialist
  • District Athletic Coach/Assistant Coach
  • Collegiate Coach/Assistant Coach
  • Professional or Collegiate Sports Manager
  • Sports Marketer
  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher
  • K-12 Adaptive Physical Education Teacher/Specialist
  • District Athletic Coach/Assistant Coach
  • Collegiate Coach/Assistant Coach
  • Professional or Collegiate Sports Manager
  • Sports Marketer

Also available:

Northwest offers a variety of specialized online education program options. Check out our other online education programs.

Total Tuition $11,250*
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation:

AAQEP logo

Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education™ (DESE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

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Tuition

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Our MSEd. in Health and Physical Education online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $11,250*
Per Credit Hour $375

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Calendar

Our application deadlines and class schedules

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/22/242/26/242/28/244/19/24
Summer 14/29/244/15/244/18/244/22/244/24/246/14/24
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24

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Next Apply Date: 4/15/24
Next Class Start Date: 4/29/24
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Admissions

Find your fit for our online education program

At Northwest, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSEd. in Health and Physical Education online degree program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

To apply for this program, you must meet these requirements:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution OR an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 from a regionally accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA on six hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is requested.
  • Documentation of ONE of the following:
    • Score of 280 or higher on GRE combined score
    • OR
    • 3.0 Overall undergraduate GPA
    • OR
    • Two years of documented full-time employment (minimum average 30 hours per week) in the field of study
    • OR
    • Successful completion of another master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA

If you are a non-Missouri student, you should determine whether this program fits the certification requirements for your state.

Official transcripts can be emailed to [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Courses

What you’ll learn in your online MSEd. in Health and Physical Education courses

For the MSEd. in Health and Physical Education online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students who complete this course understand and demonstrate the capability to promote the success and well-being of each student by applying the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary for equitable protocols for student support, equitable access in a least restrictive environment, responsive practices for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, and a supportive school culture that ensures each student and family is treated fairly. 27 hours field experience embedded in the course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will begin with a review of current research on the role of quality feedback in the improvement of achievement and performance. Students will analyze student work and practice providing descriptive feedback. The role of performance feedback in the improvement of instructional practice will be reviewed and students will practice providing feedback through peer review. Finally, students will review literature on the development of effective goal setting resulting in the creation of goals that align with the feedback provided on student work and peer review.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaints students with the vocabulary, concept and practices in the study of grants administration and management. Enables practicing the skills necessary in obtaining outside funding and provides awareness of the individual roles and agencies within public funding.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to give students a basic understanding of their legal responsibilities as teachers, coaches, trainers and recreation professionals to provide a safe environment for those they serve and to develop an understanding of the law and how it may apply to the rights of students, special populations, women and coworkers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to present-day methods and techniques of research, applicable to the fields of health, physical education and recreation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic foundation of data analysis covering descriptive and inferential statistics and how to use these to improve practice and research and to appropriately assess findings. Covers both parametric and nonparametric applications to the health, physical education, recreation and dance fields.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to present-day methods and techniques of research, applicable to the fields of health, physical education and recreation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of general and specific problems pertaining to the handicapped student; emphasis on current research and use of therapeutic measures.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Considers techniques and strategies for instructional improvement for a variety of settings, including formal school settings and other educational and informational settings. Students will become familiar with systematic observation analysis instruments, procedures and techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizing health instruction, development and appraisal of materials, and use of active/authentic instructional strategies for grades 9-12. Provides a framework for the development and implementation of a Comprehensive School Health Program.

Ranked #1

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2020)

Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

*Tuition and fees are based on current rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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