Online Master of Education – Health and Physical Education

Build your expertise in actively applying psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains to help foster lifelong healthy living.

12/16/22 Next Application Due Date
1/3/23 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover how this online M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education can advance your career

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Elevate your ability to create an educational foundation for healthy student outcomes by earning your online Master of Education – Health and Physical Education from EWU. This affordable online graduate degree joins a legacy of respected teacher education programs with a reputation for quality dating back over 100 years.

Our dedicated faculty incorporate socially engaging, project-based learning featuring practical application as you prepare to instill healthy behaviors in all learners in the classroom and beyond. You will graduate this online master’s in health and physical education ready for more rewarding careers as an elementary, middle or high school health and PE teacher or as an athletics coach in middle and high school settings.

As part of this online health and physical education program, you will complete internship hours that provide information and activities infused with K-12 standards-based programming, curriculum and instruction that is designed to develop your core knowledge and skills. Become an effective educational resource for physical movement and health literacy for students of all abilities. You will submit a portfolio with a reflective component and take a comprehensive exam in lieu of a thesis. While completing this online M.Ed. does not result in initial teaching endorsement, a teaching certificate is not required for program admission.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

In this online health and physical education program, you will learn to:

  • broaden your existing knowledge of health and physical education;
  • learn how to safely establish and manage a gym classroom education for various levels of physical ability;
  • apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the state of Washington and National K–12 Standards.
  • broaden your existing knowledge of health and physical education;
  • learn how to safely establish and manage a gym classroom education for various levels of physical ability;
  • apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the state of Washington and National K–12 Standards.

Potential careers for health and physical education graduates include:

  • Elementary Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Athletics Coach
  • Elementary Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Athletics Coach

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EWU offers a variety of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out all our online M.Ed. programs.

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The School of Education programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


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The online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education degree program features the same affordable tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


Don’t miss these important deadlines

The online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education is ideal for working professionals, offering six-week courses with seven start dates each year. View the full calendar for upcoming deadlines for turning in all required documentation, registering for classes and paying tuition to begin on your desired start date.

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Next Application Deadline
1/3/23 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/26/2210/29/22
Winter I1/3/2312/16/2212/28/221/1/23
Winter II2/13/231/30/232/8/232/11/23
Spring I4/3/233/20/233/29/234/1/23
Spring II5/15/235/1/235/10/235/13/23
Summer I7/10/236/23/237/5/237/8/23

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Next Application Deadline
1/3/23 Start Classes

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Admissions


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It's easy to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education. A teaching certificate is not required for admission to this program. However, this program will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcript from degree-granting university

Online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned
  • Professional resume

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply.

Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page. For information on certification in the state of Washington, contact Christi Wavada at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

Document Submission Information

Please do not send transcripts directly to EWU, as this may delay processing your application. If you are ordering electronic transcripts, please select the CAS application as the recipient.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have all transcripts sent to:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

Note: You will need to use the Transcript ID form (found in your GradCAS application portal) as part of your submission so that your transcript can be matched to your application.

Courses


View the coursework for your online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education degree plan

In order to earn the online M.Ed. – Health and Physical Education, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 16 credit hours of core courses and 33 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to be an introductory health and wellness class that provides a broad overview of a number of topics that specifically focus on living a healthy, physically active lifestyle. Students will also learn about current health issues and teaching strategies for optimal delivery of health education content.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The primary focus of this course is for students to learn to demonstrate and teach basic motor skills, which are first taught at the elementary level. These skills are then built upon at the secondary level. Students are also introduced to the basics of physical function/development of children, a wide range of appropriate physical activities, and teaching objectives/methods in elementary physical education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course students will learn to perform, demonstrate, teach skills and progressive methods and use assessments in teaching physical education at the secondary level (middle and high school). Students will explore meaningful ways to incorporate the three learning domains into lessons. Teacher assessment and student self-assessment as means to inform teaching and learning will be an additional focus of the course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the structures and functions the organic, skeletal, and neuromuscular systems of the human body contribute to motor performance. In tandem, students will be provided tools for designing and delivering effective instruction as well as assessing performance that will optimize skill acquisition and performance.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the importance of programming beyond the classroom as well as the need for promoting and advocating for your health and physical education programs. In tandem, students will be exposed to basic grant writing guidelines and fundraising strategies.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of topics and trends related to teaching Health and Physical Education through an in-depth analysis, synthesis, and discussion through readings and other activities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The purpose of this course is to provide information and activities on the foundation of K-12 health standards-based programming, curriculum, and instruction designed to for the purpose of instilling healthy behaviors in all learners. Health Education instructors need to demonstrate an understanding of health education content, health literacy skills, digital literacy skills, theoretical foundations of behavior change and learning, and applicable for all abilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The purpose of this course is to provide information and activities on the foundation of K-12 standards-based programming, curriculum, and instruction designed to assist students in pursing lifelong healthy living. Physical Education instructors needs to have core knowledge and skills regarding how best to meet the movement needs of not only competent movers but be a resource for all abilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that contains pieces of their work throughout their health and physical education courses in the M.Ed. program. This online portfolio will demonstrate students’ competency in content and skill as a health and physical educator. Students will be able to refer back to this portfolio as they seek jobs, or as a resource once they are in the HPED setting.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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