Health and Physical Education (MEd) (Online)

Program of Study

Area 1 Professional Core
EDUF 6115Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners3
EDUF 6116Educational Research Methods3
Area 1 Total6
Area 2 Concentration
Health Education:
Select 3-6 credits from any HESC 5___G courses3-6
Physical Education:
PHED 6116Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Physical Education3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Physical Education for Children
Middle Level Physical Education
Physical Education in the Secondary School
Select 12-15 credits from the following:12-15
Curriculum Development in Physical Education
Social Development in Physical Education: Working with At-Risk Students
Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sports
Assessment in Physical Education
Teaching P-12 Fitness
Physical Education for Students with Disabilities
Funding and Grants
Selected Topics in Physical Education
Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
Independent Study
HESC, PHED or other approved course
Area 2 total24
Area 3 Other Requirements
PHED 6000Health and Physical Education Exit Exam0
Total Hours30

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores)
  • The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications

Additional Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
  • A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment.
  • Students must pass a written comprehensive examination