Online PE Programs/Classes

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Online PE Programs/Public Schools

Florida Virtual School Elementary PE Enhancement Program

The Florida Virtual School is now offering an elementary physical education enhancement program that integrates physical activities, health, nutrition and academics into the classroom.

Online PE Programs/Classes: University

California State Univ. Dominguez Hills Online PE Programs (PDF)

California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Kinesiology offers several online graduate teacher preparation classes for physical educators. For information, contact, Dr. Carole Casten at: ccasten@csudh.edu. View them here.

Concordia University, St. Paul Online, Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. The Exercise Science degree prepares students for positions in coaching, fitness and wellness centers, health and wellness education, personal training and rehabilitation sciences.
The online exercise science degree also prepares students for postbaccalaureate study in areas such as aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractics, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, sport psychology and more.

University of Central Missouri--Master of Science in Physical Education and Sport Science -Specializing in Athletics & Sports Business Administration

This program is offered entirely online through the Department of Health and Human Services, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Through coursework, internships, and/or research, graduates will demonstrate creative thinking, problem solving, and independent study skills. Students will apply theoretical concepts of sport administration and management in a practical setting. They will also conduct research that contributes to the creation, expansion, and/or application of knowledge as well as demonstrate an understanding of an area of specialization. Graduates of this program find positions in physical education, athletics, coaching, business, health promotion, athletic training and sports medicine, fitness/wellness, intramurals, and/or recreation to name a few.

Canisius College Online Masters PE Degree

This program is designed for physical education professionals who already possess initial or provisional teaching certification in physical education. This program is ideal for coaches and others with demanding schedules who need to balance work family, and continuing their education. The Master of Science/Education degree in Physical Education meets the master's degree requirement for permanent or professional certification in the state of New York.

Florida State University Online MS Degree

The Teacher Education Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Physical Education is offered both on-campus and as a distance learning program, which allows students to complete the program entirely online. These programs are designed for those who are certified physical education teachers or those who hold a teaching certificate in another content area. Course content and experiences are focused on preparing individuals to plan,implement,evaluate, and conduct research in physical education program and curriculum development and instructional strategies in school settings. Opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge base with ones own students is a central focus of the online program. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Fresno Pacific Univ Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Fresno Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education is fully accredited by WASC, 100% online, and accelerated. The physical education emphasis provides students with a broad understanding of the current physical education practices and supplies the tools necessary to develop standards-based physical education programs. Students can complete the program in either 14 or 17 months. It is designed to allow physical education teachers to work full-time and complete their degree.

University of Houston's Online Master of Education in Physical Education

The University of Houston's Online Master of Education in Physical Education is a degree that you can get on your own time. UH's Department of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to the understanding, development, and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Our students are trained to become top coaches, personal trainers, fitness and rehabilitation experts, through online access to experienced professors and challenging and comprehensive classes.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Doctor of Education in Kinesiology

Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (Online) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro (UNCG) is offering its EdD in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) fully online beginning Fall 2014. The EdD in KIN is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program specifically designed for practicing professionals who have a minimum of three years of experience and desire a doctorate that is focused on professional scholarship and practice (leadership, advocacy, and teaching) in Kinesiology. Students can earn their degree (60 credits including their dissertation) in four years; all coursework will be completed online. There are three required campus visits in the summer (Orientation, June 18-20, 2015, Yr 3 Oral Comp Exam and Dissertation Proposal Defense, Yr 4 Dissertation Defense).

Applications for the Fall 2015 cohort are being accepted now.

Contact Program Director, Dr. Pam K. Brown at plkocher@uncg.edu for more information.

University of South Florida online MA Degree in Physical Education Teacher Education
This entirely online Masters of Art (MA) degree program in Physical Education Teacher Education is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and features course content presented in Canvas as well as readings from selected physical education textbooks and journals. Additionally, online discussions of current topics and issues are used throughout the program. The courses in this program have been specifically designed to assist current teachers in providing best practices in contemporary physical education K through 12 instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. This philosophy requires that course assignments be mostly project based and relevant to practicing teachers in order that they can apply knowledge gained to their individual teaching settings. Most of the program courses use a project based format where students read and discuss content online and then apply what they have learned in authentic action projects which are then shared online with others. Some courses require projects related to observing, assessing, or teaching K-12 students. The required curriculum is 30 hours or ten 3 hour courses and can be completed in one year, but many students (especially those who have coaching assignments) may take up to three plus years to complete.

University of Southern Mississippi - Online MS in Human Performance: Physical Education
The fully online Master of Science in Human Performance: Physical Education Emphasis program is intended to allow students to enroll in online classes, while maintaining their current position. This degree is designed to provide teachers, coaches, and instructors with necessary tools and techniques to improve their classroom success. The fully online master’s degree is comprised of 36 total semester hours, following a suggested course outline of two courses per semester, for six consecutive semesters.

Emporia States HPE Online Graduate Degree Program

Eastern Oregon University, Online BS and BA in Physical Activity and Health

Montana State University online courses in sport science

"Sport Physiology" (HHD 550-01), 3 graduate credits, fully online. This science-based course examines the human body's response to sport training and performance and is ideal for students and professionals in exercise science, kinesiology, health and human development, athletic training and coaching, and allied health programs. Participants will study the muscular, neuromuscular, cardio-respiratory, and endocrine systems during physical performance; and examine nutrition, ergogenic aids, body composition, weight control, temperature regulation, and other aspects of athletic training and sports conditioning. Students will also use virtual laboratory experiences to study basic sport testing techniques.

"Sport Nutrition" (HHD 551, 3 graduate credits, fully online). Current sport nutrition knowledge in a science-based course. Learn about carbohydrate, fat, protein, mineral, and vitamin metabolism and function; popular ergogenic aids and sports performance; nutritional quackery in sport; current nutritional recommendations for improved physical performance; fluid and electrolyte needs, use, function, and loss during sport performance; calculation of energy intake, expenditure, and needs for athletes; thermoregulation, fluid balance, and rehydration; and nutritional analyses and consultation techniques.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Online Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP)

The Master of Science in Education program consists of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree. Graduate students have the option to complete the program through the established cohort model (lasting 13 months) or complete coursework on a schedule that is personally appropriate. The Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy program offers a rare experience characterized by the integration of theory and practice, a commitment to recruiting a diverse and academically talented candidate pool, and direct guidance by faculty members with expertise in respective areas within Physical Education Teacher Education and Coaching. Through this program, experienced physical education teachers and coaches will have the opportunity to develop their ability to be a reflective practitioner as well as their appreciation for the connection between research and quality physical education and coaching. The program is delivered through distance education modalities via online delivery. Faculty members facilitate the consumption of research in Physical Education Teacher Education and Coaching and its application to practice, through the use of Blackboard and discussion board participation, as well as contextually relevant reflective activities.

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