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Health and Physical Education, MEd

EXPERIENCED RESEARCHERS, EXCELLENT EQUIPMENT — You’ll benefit from the research expertise and experience of our faculty. Professor Mark Sloninger, who recently served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, has researched responses of older adults and heart failure patients to exercise.

A Perfect Master's Degree For Your Needs.

Whether you are a recent grad looking to become a health and physical education teacher, or a current educator who wants to broaden your knowledge base in the field of physical education, the M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education at IUP is perfect for you.

Our curriculum is structured specifically to qualify you as a certified health or physical educator. Classes are designed to inform you about contemporary trends in teacher education, including the incorporation of technology into the classroom. Also, our hybrid option means you only have to be on campus during the summer, taking online classes in Fall and Spring while still completing your degree (including student teaching) in as little as 18 months.

Who Should Earn a Health and Physical Education M.Ed.?

 Our program is designed to serve the need of a variety of populations:

  • Recent graduates in any major who wish to become certified health and physical educators.
  • Current physical educators looking to broaden their knowledge base and enhance their teaching skills in the subject.
  • Teachers in any subject area looking to diversify their skill set and add the health and physical education certification.

Thanks to our hybrid option, you can take classes from the comfort of your own home during spring and fall, only visiting campus during summer break. At the same time, all of our classes include on-campus options that cater to full-time students.


  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.