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Georgia State is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible programs for all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student’s future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

Online Health and Physical Education, M.Ed.

Talk to enrollment coach
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Talk to the program coordinator
Rachel Gurvitch, Ed.D.
[email protected]

Our program M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education degree is for those who are pre-kindergarten through 12th grade health and physical educators.

This program will:

  • Extend your content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice.
  • Develop leadership skills that will allow you to lead curriculum development, program administration and leadership roles at the local school level and in professional organizations at the state, regional and national level.
Program Highlights

Features of the Program

We offer an integration of health, physical education and adapted physical education content. The key courses students study include the following areas:

  • Comprehensive school physical activity programs
  • Leadership and advocacy
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional assessment and program evaluation
  • Supervision skills

Elective Courses

In addition, the following elective courses are offered:

  • Classroom Management Theory and Strategy
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Model-based instruction
  • Technology in the Service of Learning
  • Instruction for Students with Disabilities in Physical Education and Sport
Program Details

When applying to the Health & Physical Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended -- applicants for this program must hold an undergraduate degree in health and physical education with initial teaching certification in that subject
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Health & Physical Education -- certification must have been earned after completing an undergraduate degree in health and physical education which led to initial certification in health and physical education


Program of Study

Master of Education in Health and Physical Education

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Teaching Field Content (21)
Required (15):

  • KH 7400 Leadership and Advocacy in Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 7420 Curriculum Development for Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 7855 Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation in Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 8350 Supervision in Instructional Settings (3)
  • KH 8420 Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (3)

Select two courses (6) with adviser’s consent from the list below or any other courses with adviser’s approval:

  • KH 7250 Teaching Models for Health and Physical Education (3)
  • KH 7390 Technology in the Service of Learning in Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 7790 Current Issues in School Health and Physical Education (3)
  • KH 8410 Classroom Management Theory and Strategy in Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 8695 Grant Writing and Fundraising in Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)

Inquiry for Practice (6)

  • KH 7850 Introduction to Action Based Research for Health, Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • KH 7870 Action Research Project Health and Physical Education, and Adaptive Physical Education (3)

Program total: minimum of 36 semester hours

For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

Funding Your Graduate Education
Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships
Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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Corporate Assistance
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University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
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Our graduates work in the following school districts:

  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Fulton County School District
  • Gwinnett County School District


Online Programs

LaToya & Moisés
Enrollment Coach
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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Rachel Gurvitch, Ed.D.
[email protected]

Kinesiology and Health
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Mailing Address & Office Location
Kinesiology and Health
Sports Arena
125 Decatur Street
Suite 137
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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