Emporia State University

The Teachers College

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


Campus Box 4003

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree in HPER for students interested in advancing their education and opportunities in the areas of teaching, health promotion, coaching, and research.

The Masters degree offered through the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Emporia State University is completed entirely online. This unique program was the first totally online accredited Master’s degree program in HPER in the United States.

The applicant is expected to have an undergraduate degree in health, physical education or recreation or a minimum of 12 undergraduate theory hours in physical education (including an exercise physiology course), or a related field representing the same breadth of preparation required for an undergraduate degree at Emporia State University. Students lacking the prerequisites in their undergraduate preparation are required to complete additional courses as prescribed by the advisor and committee.

Persons wishing to pursue a Masters degree in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are required to be admitted to the Graduate School and to the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The graduate committee of the department uses the following criteria for assessing whether or not to recommend an applicant for admission to the department:

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) of 2.5 overall GPA, as well as a 2.75 GPA in the last sixty credits of college work

Completed graduate application

Two written personal references

Undergraduate professional preparation in physical education (or related field)

International students must register as an international student


NCATE and Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

For International Student admission requirements, please visit our website

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 35 thesis; 36 non-th

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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