2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Physical Education Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 24 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in physical education programs. Ranked #1, the University of North Georgia charges $4,545 per year for their Master of Science in Kinesiology - Health and Physical Education. Available courses include Advanced Exercise Prescription & Program Design, Analysis of Motor Skills, Applications of Qualitative Research in Physical Education, and Trends and Issues in Health & Physical Education. The University of the Cumberlands, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $4,725 for their Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Health & Physical Education.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,545
# 2 #2 $4,725
# 3 #3 $4,981
# 4 #4 $5,097
# 5 #5 $5,525
# 6 #6 $5,993
# 7 #7 $6,393
# 8 #8 $6,444
# 9 #9 $7,006
# 10 #10 $7,035
# 11 #11 $7,321
# 12 #12 $7,635
# 13 #13 $7,650
# 14 #14 $7,776
# 15 #15 $7,819
# 16 #16 $8,316
# 17 #17 $8,475
# 18 #18 $8,583
# 19 #19 $8,624
# 20 #20 $8,892
# 21 #21 $9,876
# 22 #22 $10,455
# 23 #23 $10,605
# 24 #24 $11,586
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,545
Annual Tuition: $4,545
Annual Tuition: $4,545
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1025 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 940
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 279
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Administration of HPE Programs in Schools, Advanced Exercise Prescription & Program Design, Analysis of Motor Skills, Applications of Qualitative Research in Physical Education, Obesity Prevention in Children and Youth, Trends and Issues in Health & Physical Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Health and Physical Education
#2
#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $4,725
Annual Tuition: $4,725
Annual Tuition: $4,725
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Applied Sports Medicine, Best Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers, Current Issues in Health Promotion, Health and Fitness Psychology, Health Promotion through Physical Activity, Youth Health and Fitness

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Health & Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - All Grades (P-12) Art, Health, Music, Physical Education
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,981
Annual Tuition: $4,981
Annual Tuition: $4,981
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,131
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,871
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (229) 333-5800

Example Classes: Assessment and Technology in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, Physical Education for Exceptional Learners, Physical Education Pedagogy, Program Development I (Games, Sports & Fitness), Program Development II (Gymnastics & Dance)

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Education in Health and Physical Education
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,097
Annual Tuition: $5,097
Annual Tuition: $5,097
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 591
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 363
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 328-5168

Example Classes: Analysis of Research in Physical Education and Coaching, Analysis of Teaching Behaviors in Sport and Physical Education, Behavioral Analysis of Exercise, Diversity in Physical Education and Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education in Kinesiology - Physical Education and Coaching Pedagogy
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,525
Annual Tuition: $5,525
Annual Tuition: $5,525
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 976 -1193
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 193
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 743
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 562-1212

Example Classes: Curriculum in Health and Physical Education, Grantsmanship, Improving Instruction through Systematic Observation, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Strategies and Interventions for Health Behavior Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S.Ed.: Health & Physical Education
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $5,993
Annual Tuition: $5,993
Annual Tuition: $5,993
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1083 -1275
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 502
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (701) 231-8011

Example Classes: Adapted Physical Education and Sport, Governance in Sport, Positive Youth Development Through Sport, School-Wide Physical Activity Promotion, Sport Revenue Generation, Teaching Concepts-Based Fitness

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science: Leadership in Physical Education and Sport
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $6,393
Annual Tuition: $6,393
Annual Tuition: $6,393
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1178
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 180
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 341-1200

Example Classes: Analysis of Teaching and Coaching, Art and Science of Coaching, Assessment in K-12 Physical Education., Biomechanics, Exercise Metabolism, Teaching Online Health and PE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Thesis)
#8
#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
Annual Tuition: $6,444
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,168
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,484
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (912) 478-5391

Example Classes: Action Research in Physical Education, Assessment and Technology in Physical Education, Current Issues/Trends in School Health, Fitness and Wellness Education, Prevention, Recognition and Care of Athletic Injuries, Sociocultural Foundations of Sport Coaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Coaching Education
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Physical Education
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
Annual Tuition: $7,006
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1070
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,693
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 562-1011

Example Classes: Exercise Prescription, Physiological Principles of Training, Program/Curriculum Design, Scientific Principles of Strength & Conditioning, Sport & Recreation Facility Management, Women's Sport/Wellness Issues

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Physical Education - Sport Administration
#10
#10

Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs (NC)
Annual Tuition: $7,035
Annual Tuition: $7,035
Annual Tuition: $7,035
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 544
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 557
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (704) 406-2361

Example Classes: Leadership and Ethics in Sport Pedagogy, Legal Issues in Sport and Physical Education, Scientific Principles of Human Performance, Sport and Physical Education for Diverse Populations, Sport in Society, Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sport Education
#11
#11

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $7,321
Annual Tuition: $7,321
Annual Tuition: $7,321
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1100 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 887
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,441
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 575-2000

Example Classes: Professional Issues in Physical Education and Sport, Risk Management in Physical Education and Athletics, Sport Psychology, Sport Skill Assessment and Instructional Strategies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Physical Education
#12
#12

West Virginia University

Morgantown (WV)
Annual Tuition: $7,635
Annual Tuition: $7,635
Annual Tuition: $7,635
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,158
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (304) 293-0111

Example Classes: Diversity Issues in Physical Education/Teaching, Instructional Technology in Sport and Physical Education, Motor Development for Special Populations Advanced Laboratory, Physical Activity in Schools, Physical Education/Teaching Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Theory of Fitness Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Master of Science in Sport Management - Comprehensive Sport Industry Management
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 371
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 244-3000

Example Classes: Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Advanced Motor Development, Advanced Sociology of Sports & Physical Activity, Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education, Nutritional Basis of Exercise, Psychology of Coaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Traditional Master of Education in Physical Education
#14
#14

University of Wyoming

Laramie (WY)
Annual Tuition: $7,776
Annual Tuition: $7,776
Annual Tuition: $7,776
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 930
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 736
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (307) 766-1121

Example Classes: Analysis and Supervision of Teaching in Physical Education, Curriculum Design in Physical Education, Models of Teaching, Teaching Tactics in Sports-based Physical Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health - Physical Education Teaching Only (Non-Thesis Option)
#15
#15

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello (AR) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $7,819
Annual Tuition: $7,819
Annual Tuition: $7,819
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 202
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 166
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Exercise Physiology, Coaching Methodologies, Problems and Trends in Physical Education, Psychology of Sports in Physical Education, Risk Management and Legal Issues in Sports, Strength and Conditioning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - K-12 Art, Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Language
  • Master of Physical Education and Coaching
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $8,316
Annual Tuition: $8,316
Annual Tuition: $8,316
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 70%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 850 -1068
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 738
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 656
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 979-2121

Example Classes: Advanced Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Organization and Administration of Physical Education In Two and Four Year Colleges, Principles and Problems of Coaching, Theory and Practice of Coaching Track and Field

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Physical Education
#17
#17

SUNY College at Brockport

Brockport (NY)
Annual Tuition: $8,475
Annual Tuition: $8,475
Annual Tuition: $8,475
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 298
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 267
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (585) 395-2361

Example Classes: Analysis of Teaching Physical Education, Behavior Management in Physical Education, Curriculum Design in Physical Education, Diversity in Education, Qualitative Research Methods in PE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education: Physical Education/Teacher Education
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,469
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (803) 777-7000

Example Classes: Action Research Project in Adapted Physical Education, Legal Issues in Special Education, Psychological Aspects of Athletic Performance and Injury Rehabilitation, The Art and Science of Coaching, Theories and Principles of Growth and Motor Behavior, Theories and Principles of Motor Learning and Control

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Adapted Physical Education
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,580
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 959
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 266-1000

Example Classes: Advanced Motor Developmen, Analysis of Teaching and Supervision in Physical Education, Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education, Foundations and Trends in Human Performance and Recreation, Legal Aspects of Sport, Program Design in Physical Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Physical Education
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 935 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 376
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,621
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 865-8441

Example Classes: Administrative Problems in Physical Education, Facilities for Sports and Recreation, Physical Education for Persons with Severe Disabilities, Physical Education for Students with Developmental Disabilities, Physical Education for Students with Disabilities, Sociology of Sports Activities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Physical Education Master Teacher
  • Master of Arts in Education - Physical Education Master Teacher: Pedagogy (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Physical Education Master Teacher: Pedagogy (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Physical Education Master Teacher: Special Populations (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Physical Education Master Teacher: Special Populations (Thesis Option)
#21
#21

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $9,876
Annual Tuition: $9,876
Annual Tuition: $9,876
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 563
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (888) 884-3246

Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Health and Activity, Ethical Practice and Communication in Physical Activity, Experience and Event Management in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management, Healthy Active Lifestyle Assessment and Intervention, Pedagogy Applied to Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, School Health Education Methods and Administration

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Ed. in Physical Education & Physical Activity Pedagogy - Idaho K-12 Certification (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Ed. in Physical Education & Physical Activity Pedagogy (Non-Thesis Option)
#22
#22

University of Memphis

Memphis (TN)
Annual Tuition: $10,455
Annual Tuition: $10,455
Annual Tuition: $10,455
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,871
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,196
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (901) 678-2000

Example Classes: Curr & Instr Model in PETE, Instructional Models/PETE, Issues In Urban PETE

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education
#23
#23

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green (KY)
Annual Tuition: $10,605
Annual Tuition: $10,605
Annual Tuition: $10,605
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,383
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,192
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 745-0111

Example Classes: Advanced Exercise Physiology, Foundational Curriculum Construction, Motor Learning, PE/Recreation Assessment, Research Methods in Physical Education, Teaching Strategies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education in Teacher Leadership - Middle Grades Education - Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Education in Teacher Leadership - Secondary Education - Physical Education
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $11,586
Annual Tuition: $11,586
Annual Tuition: $11,586
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,049
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (813) 974-2011

Example Classes: Adapted Physical Education, Clinical Supervision in Physical Education, Grant Writing in Physical Education, Instructional Design and Content: Dance and Gymnastics, Learner Assessment in School Based Physical Education, Reflective Teaching in Physical Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Physical Education