About this Program

This 30-credit track is an advanced program to understand best practices and the most updated research in the field of teaching and learning in HPE. This research track concludes with a student-lead thesis project. The practice track concludes with a student internship. The emphasis areas include adapted physical education, coaching education, and curriculum & instruction for teaching licensure.

Program Highlights

  • Field based experiences

  • Early field placement in schools

  • lPracticum

  • Student teaching in schools

  • Internship with athletic programs

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Science in Education
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Physical Education at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Physical Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

  • A demonstrated computer literacy.

For Admission to the Physical Education Program


A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses.


A score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) in the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE scores are required for consideration of admission for all candidates. (In some circumstances, students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission with provisional status).


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

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Graduate Assistaintship

A competitive Graduate Assistantship is available for qualified candidates.



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