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.

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

Grants Office Update: November 2018

Published on 11/27/2018 2:36:00 PM

The grants office provides a monthly update of new grants and news, typically towards the middle of each month. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recent grants. Principal Investigator: Colleen Young Department: Office of Child Development Project Title: Real Help, Real Time ... Read More...

On the Road with the Admissions Office

Published on 9/24/2018 10:28:00 AM

Representatives from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will travel to locations across the region and nation during the fall to provide information and meet with prospective graduate and doctoral candidates. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet with admissions representatives... Read More...

From the Grants Office: September Grants Update

Published on 9/19/2018 2:28:00 PM

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month. The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $632,415, bringing the School of Education's total to more than $20.2 million of funded research this academic year. Congrat... Read More...

IFL and CUE Receive $7.4 Million Grant from the Gates Foundation

Published on 8/28/2018 12:12:00 PM

The Institute for Learning (IFL) in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) and Dallas Independent School District will serve as a network improvement hub in literacy for 12 Dallas ISD secondary schools serving predominantly African Americ... Read More...

Update from the Grants Office: Recent Grants Awarded Total $19.6 Million

Published on 8/15/2018 3:14:00 PM

The grants office will provide a monthly update of new grants, typically towards the middle of each month. The following grants have been recently awarded and total more than $19.6 million of funded research to start the academic year. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their recen... Read More...

Pitt School of Education Position Statement on the Detainment and Separation of Migrant Children from Their Families

Published on 8/3/2018 10:07:00 AM

Over the past month, the world has watched, aghast, as thousands of children were separated from their families when seeking to cross the border into the United States. Families were detained together and apart, and the federal government failed to meet the Justice Department’s deadline of reuniting... Read More...

Pair of Doctoral Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

Published on 5/16/2018 4:27:00 PM

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education doctoral students are among the 35 recipients of dissertation fellowships from the National Academy of Education for the 2018-19 academic year . Jamie Amemiya , a doctoral candidate in the Applied Developmental Psychology program, and Oscar E. ... Read More...

AERA Selects H. Richard Milner IV to Deliver 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Published on 4/26/2018 11:45:00 AM

courtesy of American Educational Research Association Dr. H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to present the 2018 Brown Lecture... Read More...

Shannon Wanless, PhD, Named Director of the Office of Child Development

Published on 4/25/2018 12:52:00 PM

For the first time in over 30 years, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Office of Child Development is under new leadership. Shannon B. Wanless, Ph.D. has been named the Director of the Office of Child Development, Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D., the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the Scho... Read More...

Pitt SOE Faculty Recognized at AERA Conference

Published on 4/17/2018 3:18:00 PM

A pair of University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty members received early career awards over the weekend at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in New York. Lindsay Page, PhD, assistant professor of research methodology, was named the 2018 Division L Early Car... Read More...
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