2020 Best Online Master's in Physical Education Degrees

By GTOS Staff
Updated April 6, 2020

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The 5 best value online master's programs in physical education can be found at these colleges and universities. At #1, West Virginia University charges $7,635 per year for their MS in Physical Education Teacher Education. Graduates of West Virginia University reported the highest mid-career salary, at $80,900. SUNY College at Cortland, ranked #2 on the list overall, offers an annual tuition of only $14,445 and has a reported alumni salary of $68,900.

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Online Master's in Physical Education Overview

Students pursuing an online master's degree in physical education should typically have a bachelor's degree in physical education or a related field such as kinesiology and will complete around 30-33 credits in two years of study. Admission requirements will vary depending on the program; some programs require applicants to have a teaching background, while others do not. Other admission requirements include a bachelor's degree with a GPA or 3.0 or more, test scores for the GRE or other similar tests, and letters of recommendation. Tuition can range anywhere from under $10,000 a year to $13,000 a year or more.

Classes that they might take include Motor Learning, Risk Management in Physical Education and Athletics, Sport Psychology, and Statistics in Education and Health Professions. Students will also likely be required to complete some type of final research project. Additionally, they will be required to work with students and observe in classrooms. Upon completing a master's program graduates will be able to either begin teaching physical education in K-12 settings or advance in their current career and become more effective educators.

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