46 MEd no PA certification
2-3 years (full-time)
This online MEd in Health & Physical Education program is designed to equip graduate students with sound pedagogy that reflects a biblical worldview so they can improve their skills and build knowledge to work in both public and private educational settings in health, physical education and adapted physical education with community and ministry sport organizations.
The MEd program offers students the flexibility of directing their educational goals:
The Master of Education in Health & Physical Education program offers students with a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to further develop as a professional in their field. The program is designed to fulfill the professional competencies of the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding Health and Physical Education programs that meet Pennsylvania state requirements, the National Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) and Adapted Physical Education standards (APENS). Coursework is offered in an online format that incorporates research in health, physical education and sport, as well as field placement opportunities within the student’s community.
8 weeks, a few courses are 16 weeks
There is no residency requirement. To help build community, students have the opportunity to participate in a weekly 30- to 60-minute Zoom session with their professor and fellow students.
A research thesis for Health & Physical Education and 2oo hours of apprenticeship for Adapted Physical Education
Transfer in up to 9 graduate level credits with a grade of B or higher.
License, Certification & Credential Information
Bible & Theology Courses 4 Credits
Edu Core Courses 9 Credits
Health & Physical Edu Core Courses 21 Credits
Health & Physical Edu Track 12 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
See below for pathway options for certification.
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The MEd in Health & Physical Education will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
The following is the proposed 46-credit scope for this general degree program.
|BIBLE & THEOLOGY COURSES|
|BTC 521 The Biblical Narrative – Old Testament||1|
|BTC 531 The Biblical Narrative – New Testament||1|
|BTC 561 Biblical Interpretation||1|
|BTC 571 Introduction to Christian Theology||1|
|EDUCATION CORE COURSES|
|EDU 519 Foundations and Frameworks for Learning||3|
|EDU 523 Theoretical Foundations of Development and Learning||3|
|EDL 550 Sociocultural Perspectives on Education||3|
|HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES|
|HPE 500 Administration, Ethics, and the Law in HPE and Sport||3|
|HPE 510 Technology in Health, Physical Education and Sport||3|
|HPE 520 Adapting and Assessing Student Learning for Diverse Populations in
HPE (10 hours observation)
|HPE 540 Advanced Methods and Motor Learning in Elementary Physical
Education (10 hours observation)
|HPE 550 Advanced Methods in Secondary Physical Education (10 hours Observation)||3|
|HPE 565 Supervision, Evaluation and Development of Students and Teachers||3|
|HPE 580 Collaborative Partnerships||3|
|HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION TRACK|
|HPE 530 Current Topics in Health, Physical Education and Sport||3|
|HPE 560 Advanced Methods in Health (10 Hours Observation)||3|
|HPE 590 Research in Health, Physical Education and Sport||3|
|HPE 591 Research Thesis||3|
By combining the MEd (no PA certification) plan with one of these additional program versions to certification, you can customize your course of study to better meet your educational and certification goals.
This option is designed for candidates holding a current Instructional Level I certification who want to obtain an MEd in Health & Physical Education or the candidate who works in the field of recreation and sport desiring a master’s degree in Health & Physical Education.
Students perusing this pathway will take the following three credit courses:
This option is designed for the candidate who wants to work in a public or private school or community organization in the field of Adapted Physical Education. This program is designed around the Adapted Physical Education National Standards. This pathway has the potential for National Certification in Adapted Physical Education upon completion of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) exam.
Students perusing this pathway will take the following three-credit courses:
If you have a bachelor’s degree, this post-baccalaureate certificate offers the opportunity to apply for Pennsylvania Instructional Level I teacher certification in Health & Physical Education. All coursework is offered in an online format, which incorporates field placement opportunities within the student’s community. One semester of 16 weeks of student teaching must be completed in person within a 40-mile radius of the Lancaster campus and attend weekly evening seminars. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements.
Ask our Admissions Counselor about this post-bac certification.