M.A. in Health and Physical Education

The Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education provides a sought-after advanced degree program intended for professionals in the field who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in the disciplines of Health Education and Physical Education, learn the most current information, curricular and instructional models and best practices, and advance their careers within and/or beyond their current career positions. This program pairs the resources and opportunities of a major university with the individualized attention of a small college, resulting in a rigorous and relevant program for the graduate student. Graduates of this Master’s program will be well prepared for advanced professional work in the field, and for advancement within the field. The M.A. in Health and Physical Education is designed to prepare those currently teaching in the field, as well as others, to be more highly qualified and effective teachers and to develop curriculum an d instructional practices that will improve public education, a factor in economic health of a region. In addition, graduates of the program may be eligible for increased salary based on qualifications or as a result of being more eligible for promotion within their schools and/or district.

The M.A. in Health and Physical Education offers a seamless program of study that will advance practitioner competencies in the areas of curriculum development and models, instructional strategies, teacher evaluation and student assessment, and teaching diverse students. This program is offered completely online, providing an opportunity for those working full- or part-time.


The requirements for this program consist of 30 credits of coursework including a capstone project in which students conduct an in-depth project based on a health or physical area focus of their choice.


The following courses make up the M.A. in Health and Physical Education program.

  • Required Courses: 30 s.h.
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Recommended minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Health and Physical Education program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2018 – Module 4 02/27/2018 02/01/2018
Summer 2018 – Module 5 05/01/2018 04/01/2018
Summer 2018 – Module 6 06/26/2018 06/01/2018
Fall 2018 – Module 1 08/28/2018 07/01/2018
Fall 2018 – Module 2 10/23/2018 09/15/2018
Spring 2019 – Module 3 01/15/2019 11/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$745 No fees $745