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Master of Science in Education



Core Requirements (18 semester hours):

  • HPE 500 - Foundations of Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 508 - Research in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 537 - Issues in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 555 - Advanced Anaerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 556 - Advanced Aerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 575 - Physical Fitness & Wellness (3)

P-12 Teacher Education Concentration (16-19 semester hours):

  • ED 500 - Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)
    (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)
  • EIM  503 - Computer Based Instructional Technologies (3) 
  • HPE 510 - Physical Education Curriculum (3)
  • HPE 515 - Assessment in HPE (3)
  • HPE 520 - Best Practices in PE (3)
  • HPE 540 - Law & Ethics in PE and Sport Management (3)
  • *SPE 500 - Survey Course in Special Education (3)
    (Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

34-37* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • Admission to this program requires clear and renewable teacher certification (Class B certification) in physical education from an accredited institution.   Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (Alabama Class A) teacher certification in physical education (P-12).
  • Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit).
  • The MS.Ed. with a major in physical education and a concentration in P-12 Teacher Education is a two-year online program. It may be possible to complete the program requirements in less than two years depending on the frequency of course offerings. 
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, management, and assessment solution specifically designed for colleges and universities. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at

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