Develop Your Leadership Abilities in Order to Help Others through Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

Physical Education - rock climbing wallThe School of Education, Department of Human Studies and UAB Online are working together to offer you an Education Specialist Degree in Physical Education. Innovative course delivery and programs are the hallmark of our work. As a part of this program, you will become an integral part of a great research university with global vision. We will help you accomplish your goal to lead others in this exciting field of motivating individuals to improve their quality of life by developing lifelong healthy fitness habits.

UAB’s Department of Human Studies’ faculty is internationally and nationally recognized, providing expertise in their respective disciplines. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty contribute to the development of dynamic teachers and educational communities in a global society. This online program is taught by the same faculty who achieved such impressive recognition.

Engage in Learning Designed with You in Mind

We are here to assist you in advancing your career goals even if you are currently working full time. All required physical education courses are online to help you manage your busy lifestyle. You will gain valuable knowledge and have opportunities to practice your leadership skills though our experiential-based learning. This learning is powerful and occurs throughout our program as we partner with schools, universities and other agencies to prepare leaders for the twenty-first century.  

Many of our Physical Education alumni have gone on to receive Teacher of the Year Awards as well as National Board Certification in the United States.  Our physical education majors club received the ASAHPERD Willis J. Baughman Award in 2008 and again in 2010. This validates the outstanding leadership and service accomplishments of our students.  

What Career Opportunities Would I Have?

You can work at any level of education, from elementary school to the university level. We will help you line up your skills and interests to move you towards the career choice that best fits you. From being a teacher, coach or administrator to working in private industry or starting your own business geared towards helping children or adults improve their general health, the opportunities are abundant.   

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an individual who wants to have lasting influence in the lives of many. Earning an Education Specialist Degree in Physical Education will change your world!

UAB Online is a user-friendly campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning proficient on-line students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!

What Can UAB Online Offer Me?

You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.  

You will have immediate access to The Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.

UAB is such a special place.  What do you want to know today? Let us help you change your world!