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M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Health and Physical Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 33
  • Degree Format: Online

About this field

Degree programs in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education prepare students for professional careers in health and physical education (teacher education). The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) with a major in health and physical education prepares students to teach health and physical education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. This program gives students a solid foundation in health and physical education both in and out of the classroom. Students engage in invaluable fieldwork, interacting with public school children in a variety of grades and settings. Students 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. The graduate teacher education program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students are encouraged to join the Health and Physical Education Majors’ Club, an organization in which members motivate each other, share new and innovative teaching strategies, and work together to positively impact the community by promoting healthy living and physical activity.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Han Chen
Email: hanchen@valdosta.edu
Phone: 229-249-4921

Admission Deadlines

Summer Semester: February 15

This program does not admit for Spring or Fall semesters. Starting in Summer 2019, the M.Ed. PE will have a deadline of February 15.

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  • Certified Health Educator
  • Certified Physical Education Teacher
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  • Community Center Athletic Director
  • Community Recreation Director
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Nutrition Instructor
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Sports Camp Instructor
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Instructor
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    301 Baytree Road
    Room 1160
    Valdosta, GA 31698