Master of Physical Education

Assist Children in Lifelong Success by Inspiring Them to Stay Active

PEThe School of Education, Department of Human Studies and UAB Online are working together to offer you a Master of Arts 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. Through best practices, we will help you motivate children to establish 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 600 level courses are online to help you manage your busy lifestyle. You will gain valuable knowledge though our experiential-based learning and through applying our developmentally appropriate approach to your teaching. This learning is powerful and occurs throughout our programs as we partner with schools and agencies to prepare teachers for the twenty-first century.  

Many of our 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 indicates 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 college level. These are some of the careers in which graduates of our Physical Education Program have been successful:
  • Teacher
  • Coach
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Business Owner/Author

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an individual who wants to have lasting influence in the lives of many.  Earning a Master of Education degree in Physical Education will change your world! You can also further your knowledge through professional development or have broader influence through improving your career opportunities.  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!