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Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 2 Years
  • Courses are designed using the Quality Matters set of professional standards based upon research, best practices and national standards for course design
  • Courses address topics such as motor learning, curriculum development, effective teaching and sport psychology
  • Students who complete the master's program will also earn an Adapted Physical Education Certificate (can also be pursued separately)
  • Option to begin courses throughout the Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 semesters

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Fabio Fontana

Program Coordinator

Department Head and Professor, Kinesiology

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Jamie Anderson

Enrollment Contact

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Advocate for physical education in their schools and districts
  • Design comprehensive school-based physical activity programs
  • Apply research principles to teaching practices
  • Model best practices and serve as leaders
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Delivered Entirely Online

During fall and spring semesters, courses are scheduled in eight-week modules on select Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Some courses are offered online using Blackboard, a dynamic platform that will enhance your learning experience and sense of community with fellow classmates.

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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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To be admitted, students must have:

  • An applicant statement describing your professional goals, motivation for applying to the program, and your area of research interest or expertise
  • A professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Along with the application, students should have their official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers PACE scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program. 

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