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Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership MAT – Courses & Requirements

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This is a 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Teaching degree that can be completed in less than two years (five academic terms). This program is designed for working educators.

  • Fall and Spring semester courses are delivered completely online.
  • Summer courses will involve a two-week experience on our Greeley, Colorado, campus plus some online work before and after your on-campus experience. You will meet your instructors and fellow students in an extended-workshop environment.

Required Courses (30 Credit Hours)

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.

SES 603 Professional Development Seminar*

SES 604 Teacher and Coach Action Research

SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy

SES 614 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education

SES 643 Instructional Strategies for K-12 Physical Education

SES 646 Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming

SES 647 School Physical Activity Policy, Advocacy and Leadership

SES 648 Theories of Health Behavior

SES 649 School-Based Nutrition & Wellness

SES 680 Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy

* The SES 603 Professional Development Seminar course is tied to a capstone project that you will develop and complete as a graduation requirement.


For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
5 terms (20 months)
$555/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Brian Dauenhauer



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