Physical Education (MPE)

The MPE program offers three options for students interested in gaining knowledge of current curriculum and instructional and administrative practices and procedures in physical education. Emphasis is placed on improving instructional effectiveness and developing quality physical education programs in school settings as well as expanded physical activity programming beyond the physical education lessons within school environments. Students learn about designing, implementing and assessing Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. This type of programming reflects current global trends in promoting physical activity for children, youth, school staff and families in communities surrounding school campuses. The Master of Physical Education degree program gives candidates the flexibility to design a plan of study that enhances their interests and professional specialization.

The Master of Physical Education pedagogy research track is appropriate for students interested in learning more about research on teaching in physical education settings. This track may be of interest to students who already have a teacher certificate in physical education and are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the future.

The Master of Physical Education with a physical education endorsement (grades K-12) familiarizes students with the most current trends and issues in school physical education. Students can focus on numerous topics within elementary physical education, secondary physical education and adapted physical education. This track may be of interest to students with a teaching certificate in a different subject matter who are interested in a K-12 physical education endorsement.

The master's degree and Arizona certification in physical education program provides students with the coursework and practical experiences necessary to become certified to teach physical education in the public schools. The program provides participants an institutional recommendation for an Arizona secondary education (grades 6-12) certification with a physical education endorsement (grades K-12) and the Master of Physical Education degree.

Degree Offered

Physical Education - Polytechnic Campus (MPE)


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