Health & Physical Education

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers the Master of Education in Health and Physical Education. The program delivery format is designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Health and Physical Education is designed with the goal of improving teaching and offers candidates opportunities for integrated study and practice.  Upon completion of the program, eligible candidates meeting appropriate criteria will have the opportunity to earn the T-5 certificate or the equivalent.  An updated, fully on-line program that employs profession-specific content aligned with the current NASPE advanced standards will be offered.  The most recent technology applications will be used to better prepare graduates to apply today's knowledge to tomorrow's practice.  The aim is to create changes in the health and physical education programs through the development of master teachers in health and physical education in the state of Georgia, within the service region, and beyond.

M.A.T. in Education: Health and Physical Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Health and Physical Education (MAT) program is an opportunity for college graduates who hold a bachelor's degree or more advanced degree in a content area from an accredited college or university to earn a master's degree in education and be recommended for a Georgia clear renewable T-5 teaching certificate. This is a 36 credit hour master's degree program requiring extensive field experiences and college course work. This program is designed for the preparation of teachers for core academic areas of Health and Physical Education. Two options are available. Track one: candidates who are currently teaching needing certification in HPE (track one) and track two is for non-employed individuals. This is an intensive four (4) semester program with supervised apprenticeships and internships. The MAT program, either MAT (Employed Teachers Track) or MAT (non-employed) option, is designed to meet the needs of highly-qualified college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession.