Teach secondary health and physical education or work in health programming with our online MAT degree.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 weeks
Estimated Length: 12–18 months
Credit Hours: 33-39 (Traditional or Option 6)
Cost Per Credit: $319

M.A. Teaching Health & PE Overview

With your MAT degree from Campbellsville University Online, you will be prepared to teach health and physical education at the K–12 level. Your online master’s in physical education could also lead to a K–12 coaching position or bolster a career in athletics, outdoor education or personal training.

Combining Campbellsville University’s Christian values with expertise in both content and teaching methods, the online master’s in physical education emphasizes human growth and development, educational technologies and diverse learning styles. As you hone your content literacy, you will practice effective assessment, research methods and strategies for teaching physical education.

As part of the online physical education master’s program, you will complete field-based experiences in a public school. This gives you the opportunity to practice your skills in the field while receiving support from faculty, coworkers and peers. Student teaching, the last degree requirement for those not already teaching with a provisional certificate (Option 6), will ensure that you are ready for a demanding, yet rewarding career.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Campbellsville’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification.

Course Map

The online physical education master’s program is made up of 33 to 39 credit hours, depending on if you are completing the Option 6 program.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s master’s in health and physical education online, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official Transcript Request Form (via Adobe Sign). In most cases, this will allow us to request your transcripts on your behalf.
  3. All official college transcripts from each college or university previously attended and currently attended
  4. 2.75 overall GPA from their undergraduate studies or a 3.0 in their last 30 hours
  5. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in the field in which the applicant wishes to teach

*Some additional requirements will be requested upon acceptance into the program.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online master’s in physical education costs $319 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Teaching

As a graduate of Campbellsville’s online MAT degree, you can pursue a career as a physical and health education teacher (P-12) The median salary for physical and health education teachers as of June 2021 was $62,870, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment for the field is expected to grow 4% through 2029.

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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