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Columbus State University

Master of Arts in Teaching Health and Physical Education

College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and Health Professions and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 17
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education - Human Development, Motivation, and Learning
EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
EDUF 6116 Educational Research Methods
PHED 5485 Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education

Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 29-35
Health Education (6-7 hours):
HESC 5107 Human Sexuality
HESC 5795 Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
PHED 5218 Teaching Health in P-8 Schools
PHED 5219 Teaching Health in High School


Physical Education (20 hours):
PHED 3217 Physical Education in the Elementary School
PHED 4245 Physical Activity for Students with Disabilities
PHED 5215 The Development of Motor Skills: A Lifespan Perspective
PHED 5216 Physical Education in the High School
PHED 6116 Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Physical Education

Select three hours from:
PHED 6215 Physical Education for Children
PHED 6216 Middle Level Physical Education
PHED 6217 Physical Education in the Secondary School


Additional Hours in Major Required (3-8 hours): 
HESC, PHED or other approved course

Area 3 Other Requirements Required Hours: 0
EDUF 6000  M.Ed. Exit Examination
PHED 4000 Fitness Testing for Health and Physical Education Majors (Entering Semester)
PHED 4000 Fitness Testing for Health and Physical Education Majors (Mid Program)


Total Required Hours: 46-52

Note: This plan of study will be determined by the program coordinator based on an evaluation of each student's transcripts and educational experiences.