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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.

Our Master’s Degree Caters to Your Needs

The Master of Education in Health and Physical Education is a 36-credit program that serves the needs of three populations.

Current Teachers Study Trends, Updated Methods in Education

The first population includes current health and physical educators who are certified teachers in Pennsylvania. The program benefits these individuals as they study contemporary trends in teacher education, broaden their knowledge base in health and physical education, and enhance their skills as educators with updated teaching methods.

Add Health and Physical Education to Your Teaching Certificate

The second population consists of teachers who are certified in another academic area and wish to add health and physical education to their certificate. Students who hold only elementary certification will be required to complete six credits of student teaching at the secondary level. Students who hold only secondary certification will be required to complete six credits of student teaching at the elementary level.

Want to be a Teacher? Our MEd Plus Student Teaching is Your Path

The third population includes those who currently have a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and wish to become certified health and physical educators. In addition to completing the 36 credits of course work, students seeking initial certification must complete 12 credits of student teaching. The content and field experiences included in this program are based on the national standards of the American Association for Health Education and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

  • 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.