Physical activity and health MEd

The Physical Activity and Health master of education (MEd) provides advanced study in the broad areas of the promotion and implementation of physical activity and the resulting effect it has on health.

Physical inactivity has been recognized as a major public health problem in the U.S. and students with an MEd in Physical Activity and Health will play an integral role in combating this public health crisis. This degree is perfect for those seeking careers in physical activity implementation and promotion, healthy lifestyle promotion, and the prevention and control of chronic diseases at the population levels.

Career exploration

The Physical Activity and Health MEd prepares students to pursue the following careers, including but not limited to:

  • Teacher and researcher in higher education
  • Program specialist for workplace wellness, health promotion, weight management programs
  • Program coordinator, interventionist for non-profit organizations (e.g., YMCA)
  • Specialist for sales and development of medical equipment
  • Government official (e.g., Minnesota Department of Health)
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This MEd is a unique program. I loved the flexibility, and the fact that there’s no set template–you can take courses in other departments and in other colleges across the University.

Ian West, Physical Activity and Health, MEd
Read more about Ian’s experience as the first graduate of the Physical Activity and Health MEd.

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Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies

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Christopher Lundstrom, PhD
Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science
MEd Director, Sport and Exercise Science; Physical Activity and Health

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Sara Cannon
Graduate Program Coordinator
& MEd Advisor