M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Coaching, Health Education, Pedagogy, Coaching, Health Education, Pedagogy
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:
- 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:
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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