2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Physical Education

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The most affordable online colleges offering master's programs in physical education have annual tuitions under $18,000. These schools offer a variety of degrees, with opportunities to specialize in coaching, elementary education, and secondary education, among other options. University of North Georgia tops the list with a Master of Science in Physical Education for $4,755 per year. Valdosta State University is a close second with its Master of Education in Health and Physical Education. Tuition at VSU is $5,222 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $4,755
#2 #2 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $5,222
#3 #3 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $5,850
#4 #4 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $7,293
#5 #5 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $7,395
#6 #6 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,774
#7 #7 University of Northern Iowa Annual Tuition $7,776
#8 #8 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $7,920
#9 #9 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,030
#10 #10 University of Arkansas at Monticello Annual Tuition $8,250
#11 #11 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,612
#12 #12 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $10,605
#13 #13 University of Northern Colorado Annual Tuition $11,000
#14 #14 University of Mary Annual Tuition $11,010
#15 #15 Western Michigan University Annual Tuition $11,473
#16 #16 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $12,105
#17 #17 University College Annual Tuition $12,150
#18 #18 Canisius College Annual Tuition $12,285
#19 #19 University of South Florida - Main Campus Annual Tuition $12,336
#20 #20 Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Annual Tuition $12,645
#21 #21 DePaul University Annual Tuition $15,120
#22 #22 East Carolina University Annual Tuition $15,779
#23 #23 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $17,294
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,755
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 560
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,222
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,506
  • 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)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 631
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Coaching Philosophy; Lifespan Wellness; NCAA Rules; Nutrition for Sport & Wellness; Seminar: Essentials of Strength & Conditioning; Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,293
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,117
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Educational Psychology; Life-Span Development and Learning; Technology and Education
  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 662
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Adapted Physical Education; Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education; Advanced Sociology of Sports & Physical Activity; Elementary Methods in Physical Education; Nutritional Basis of Exercise; Psychology of Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $7,774
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,230
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,776
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,812
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Physical Education and Athletics; Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education; Effective Teaching in Physical Education; Motor Control and Learning; Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; Sport Psychology

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,639
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $8,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,711
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and COE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 215
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,612
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,151
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,605
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,753
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Exercise Physiology; Foundational Curriculum Construction; Motor Learning; PE/Recreation Assessment; Research Methods in Physical Education; Teaching Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $11,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,786
  • Example Classes:
    Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming; Instructional Strategies for K-12 Physical Education; Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy; School Physical Activity Policy, Advocacy and Leadership; School-Based Nutrition & Wellness; Teacher and Coach Action Research
  • Annual Tuition: $11,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 823
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Physical Education; Assessment and Planning in Physical Education and Sports; Coaching Today's Athlete; Ethics in Education & Human Performance; Sport Compliance
  • Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,962
  • Example Classes:
    Physical Activities for Exceptional Children; Physical Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning; Program Evaluation in Sport and Physical Education; Psychological Preparation and Mental Training for Sport and Physical Activity; Readings in Human Performance and Health Education; Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,099
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education; Curriculum Design in Physical Education; Instructional Strategies for Physical Education; Teaching Middle School Physical Education
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 158
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Principles of Physical Conditioning; Athletics and the Law; Leadership and Administration of Physical Education and Athletic Programs; Sociological and Ethical Issues in Sport; Sport Psychology; Wellness and Fitness for Life

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,229
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Teaching Methods in Physical Education; Authentic Assessment in Physical Education; Leadership In Physical Education and Athletics; Legal Aspects in Physical Education and Athletics; Physical Education for the Exceptional Individual; Statistics in Physical Education/Health
  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,956
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,645
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,484
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $15,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,578
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Care of the Athlete; Advanced Health and Science Concepts in Sport, Fitness and Recreation; Ethics and Diversity in Sport, Fitness and Recreation; Exercise Science and Sport; Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance; Research in Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • Annual Tuition: $15,779
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,250
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Teaching Physical Education; Clinical Supervision Physical Education; Professional Issues in Physical Education Teacher Education; Research Techniques in Exercise and Sport Science; Technology and Assessment for Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Annual Tuition: $17,294
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,822
  • Example Classes:
    Adapted Field Experience in Physical Education; Adapted Physical Education; Curriculum Development in Physical Education; Strategies and Issues in K-12 Physical Education
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