Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Emporia State University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
808 USD/credit
808 USD/credit
259 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Emporia State University was the first online masters degree in the United States to be offered completely online. 


The object of this program is to build upon a well-rounded health and/or physical education foundation and a specialized knowledge of concepts and methods in teaching and coaching, which will enable the student to pursue a productive career in teaching health or physical education and/or coaching various sports. The program also provides students, who have appropriate undergraduate preparation, the expertise for employment in wellness and fitness programs. Responsibility for a student's program is vested in an advisor charged with arranging the student's course work and supervising research activities.

Students must present an acceptable undergraduate background in health, physical education, or recreation representing a breadth of preparation comparable to that required for an undergraduate concentration in HPER at Emporia State University. Students lacking some prerequisites in their undergraduate preparation may be required to complete additional courses as prescribed by the advisor and committee.

Students take all course work through web-based classes. While students are never required to come to campus they are always welcome. This online format is a significant benefit for students who have coaching responsibilities, are raising families, or live in areas outside of an easy drive to Emporia. All courses are taught by faculty members with doctoral degrees and/or by faculty members who are nationally recognized in their fields. Students from all 50 states, as well as several foreign countries, have entered and completed this degree program.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Analysis of Teaching and Coaching 
  • Motor Learning 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Teaching Online Health and PE 
  • Exercise Metabolism 
  • Instructional Innovations in PE 
  • Sociology of Sport 
  • Advanced Critical Issues in Health 
  • Curriculum Development in Health Education 
  • Instructional Strategies in Sex Education 
  • School Health Issues and Trends 
  • Applied Risk Behavior Ed and Strategies 
  • Instructional Methods in Health Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates must:

  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA, as well as a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 credits of college work
  • Possess a degree in physical education or related field (i.e., health, corporate wellness, athletic training, etc.)

If the candidate does not have an undergraduate degree in physical education or related area, the candidate may be admitted on probation with at least 12 credits of undergraduate work in physical education, health, and/or coaching. These classes must be approved by the HPER Graduate Advisor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    808 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    808 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Emporia State University