University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Health & Physical Activity

Health and physical education degrees offered by the University of Pittsburgh advance careers
promoting the wellbeing of children and young adults.

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Promoting Physical Activity and Enhancing Quality of Life

Move Often. Eat Healthy. Live Better.

Imagine the unique education opportunity of learning in a classroom and then applying that knowledge to someone in a real-life situation. The Department of Health and Physical Activity (HPA) in the School of Education provides its students this experience, a combination of integrating world-renowned training and research effort dedicated to promoting health-focused quality of life. HPA is addressing a growing need for health, fitness, and research professionals with two master’s degree tracks, 1.) Health and Fitness or 2.) Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease.

Become an effective leader in health, fitness, and physical activity research and programming by training at one of the nation’s top graduate schools. Students who graduate from HPA will:
  • Be highly competitive on the job market,
  • Be well prepared to work in diverse health and fitness settings, and
  • Possess an understanding of both academic content and practical experiences that can be effectively applied in various settings.
Because of our pioneering research, experienced faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, you won’t simply learn the facts, you'll learn the application of those facts. We also collaborate with other schools at the University of Pittsburgh, including the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and UPMC, resulting in a unique and progressive academic experience.

Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Health and Physical Activity
140 Trees Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-8320
Fax: 412-648-7092

Latest News

School of Education Holding Annual Alumni Awards Reception on March 24

Published on 2/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education cordially invites you and a guest to our annual Alumni Awards Reception, where we will formally present the 2017 Alumni and Student Leadership Awards and recognize some of our outstanding students. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Business attire is suggested.... Read More...

Technology & Media Services Director Katrina Loutzenhizer Honored with Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

Published on 2/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

[ Press release published on behalf of Blackboard. ] The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Katrina Loutzenhizer, an instructional designer for the School of Education, has been named a winner in Blackboard’s 2016-17 Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The biannual awards program reco... Read More...

2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception Information

Published on 2/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception – 2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION The School of Education will be holding its 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Seating for the School of Education ceremony is limited to eight guests per graduate. All graduates wh... Read More...

Save the Date: Pitt Day of Giving on February 28, 2017

Published on 1/26/2017 6:00:00 AM

We are proud to announce the University of Pittsburgh’s first-ever Day of Giving! Click here to save the date. On February 28, 2017, we will all come together to celebrate the University’s founding, which represents 230 years of education and innovation. We will give generously—out of gratitude for... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Presents CUEtalks Speaker Series with Ken Zeichner on February 23

Published on 1/23/2017 6:00:00 AM

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School of Education Names Valerie Kinloch as New Renee and Richard Goldman Dean

Published on 1/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Valerie Kinloch has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Currently serving as a professor of literacy studies and the associate dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engageme... Read More...

Research by Faculty Members John Jakicic, Renee Rogers, and Kelli Davis Named Among Most Talked About and Peer-Reviewed Articles of 2016

Published on 1/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

John Jakicic Renee Rogers Kelli Davis A manuscript by Professor John Jakicic and Assistant Professors Renee Rogers and Kelli Davis on wearable technology was the 3rd most talked about JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) manuscript in 2016 and #8 of the top 100 peer reviewed scien... Read More...

Motivation Center 2016-2017 Speaker Series Presents Lou Murayama on January 20

Published on 1/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

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Pitt Named Best Value in Public Higher Education in Pennsylvania for 12th Time

Published on 12/16/2016 9:30:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the University News .] The University of Pittsburgh has again been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best-value public colleges nationwide. And, for the 12th consecutive year, the University ranks as the top value among all public colleges and ... Read More...

Distinguished Professor John Jakicic Leading $170 Million, 19-Center Research Project on Molecular Benefits of Exercise

Published on 12/13/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, science has never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a large-scale collaboration to investigat... Read More...
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