M.Ed. On Campus Blended

Physical Activity and Health

12 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
18456 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Physical Activity and Health program of the University of Minnesota provides advanced study in the broad areas of the promotion and implementation of physical activity and the resulting effect it has on health.


Physical inactivity has been recognized as a major public health problem in the U.S. and students in the Physical Activity and Health program of the University of Minnesota will play an integral role in combating this public health crisis. This degree is perfect for those seeking careers in physical activity implementation and promotion, healthy lifestyle promotion, and the prevention and control of chronic diseases at the population levels.

Career exploration

The Physical Activity and Health MEd prepares students to pursue the following careers, including but not limited to:
  • Teacher and researcher in higher education
  • Program specialist for workplace wellness, health promotion, weight management programs
  • Program coordinator, interventionist for non-profit organizations (e.g., YMCA)
  • Specialist for sales and development of medical equipment
  • Government official (e.g., Minnesota Department of Health)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Kinesiology Research
  • Advances in Physical Activity and Health
  • Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology
  • The Aging Motor System
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in kinesiology, exercise science, public health, biology, or psychology
  • A preferred 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Strong statement indicating purpose for MEd in physical activity and health and how the applicant's experience, education, and goals fit with the program.
  • Online application
  • Application Fee ($75 for US applicants; $95 for international applicants)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Description of Research or Work Experience: upload a personal statement describing your career goals and rationale for interest in the MEd program and how this program will help with your future goals (limit of two pages)
  • Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9228 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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