June 12, 2017
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU’s Online Health, Physical Education Program Named a 2017 Best Value

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University is home to one of the best online Master of Education in health and physical education programs in the nation, according to OnlineU.

To determine its rankings, OnlineU analyzed data from United States-based institutions of higher education offering at least one master’s level degree in the field of physical education online. The top 25 colleges and universities — chosen for their commitment to providing high quality, rigorous academics at an affordable tuition rate — made the final cut.

VSU came in at No. 2 on the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Physical Education list.

“I know we have a great Master of Education in health and physical education program here at Valdosta State University,” shared Dr. Sonya Sanderson, interim head of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. “Not only do we offer a top education at an affordable price, but we have an exemplary team of faculty members who are truly committed to leading through practice and promoting health, wellness, active lifestyles, and lifelong learning. We are in the business of educating experts with the potential to positively impact their communities by promoting healthy living and physical education, and we love every minute of the work we get to do.”

Offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, VSU’s online Master of Education in health and physical education program gives students a solid foundation in health and physical education both inside and outside the classroom. Students engage in valuable fieldwork experiences, interacting with public school children in a variety of grades and settings, and have access to a number of technologies, including heart rate monitors, pedometers, LiveText, and various forms of software applicable to public school health and physical education instruction.

VSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education also offers a traditional format Bachelor of Science in Education in health and physical education and an online Education Specialist in coaching pedagogy in physical education. All of the undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

A product of the SR Education Group, which envisions a world where every person receives the education he or she needs to be successful, OnlineU is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the United States. It seeks to help driven people accomplish their education goals in a financially responsible manner and hopes to empower more Americans to go to college while lowering the overall cost of earning a degree.

Contact VSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at (229) 333-7161 to learn more.

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/kinesiology-and-physical-education/
http://www.onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/physical-education-masters-degrees
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