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Application Process

Applications for the M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education program are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must submit the following items to IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research, Stright Hall, Room 101; 210 South 10th Street; Indiana, PA 15705:

  • Application form (paper or online version)
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
  • Signed, dated statement of career and academic goals
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Completed applications are forwarded from the School of Graduate Studies and Research to the Department of Health and Physical Education at IUP. Students are selected through a screening process conducted by the Graduate Pedagogy Committee of the department.

For more specific information related to the application process, visit the website of the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Assistantships and Financial Aid

A limited number of assistantships are awarded yearly to full-time, highly qualified, degree-seeking graduate students. Duties are performed under the supervision of a faculty member or administrator. Assistantships require twenty hours of work weekly for both the fall and spring semesters (600 hours over the period of the assistantship) and provide a stipend and full tuition remission during the academic year. In addition, graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver for 12 credits during the following summer. Graduate students working ten hours per week during both fall and spring semesters (300 hours over the period of the assistantship) receive one-half the total stipend amount and a 50 percent tuition waiver in the academic year. In addition, tuition remission for six credits is provided during the following summer. Both ten-hour and twenty-hour assistantships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence rather than financial need. The deadline for applying for a fall assistantship is March 15 of the same calendar year. Students interested in pursuing the Federal Stafford Loan Program or Federal Work Study Program must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), located on the FAFSA website.

For more information about the M.Ed. program, contact Dr. Keri Kulik, graduate coordinator:

  • 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.