Physical Education

Welcome the Physical Education & Physical Culture Program

The Physical Education program is not accepting applications for the 2024 cycle.

Part of the Movement Sciences program, our degree is designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in educational settings, including school PE, fitness gyms, physical activity and health community–based organizations, non-profit agencies for physical activity promotion & health disparities, and sports and recreational settings. Our students develop a deep develop a deep understanding of constructivist, sociocultural, and critical theories regarding teaching and learning for social justice and social change.

Graduate students in this program are either committed to child-centered approaches to curriculum development in K–12 PE and/or wish to make a change in people’s lives by enhancing their wellbeing through physical activity. We offer a wide range of research-based courses are specifically designed to bring rigorous intellectual engagement, commitment to social change, and innovative curricula together for nurturing and promoting lifelong and meaningful active lifestyles.

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