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Physical Education, MA Ed (Special Education)

Master of Arts in Education Degree in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations

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Career Outlook

Physical Education teachers are advocates for healthy lifestyles and instruct students in topics such as sports, nutrition, health and physical development. A growing awareness of health and well-being has led to high-demand for professionals educated in sports and nutrition. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors is projected to grow 39% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Career paths include:

  • Athletic program director
  • Coaching
  • Fitness instructor
  • Health education teacher
  • Physical education (PE) teacher
  • Special education roles

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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