2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Health and Physical Education M.S.Ed.

CIP: 131314

The curriculum is composed of courses in professional education, research, the theoretical base of physical education, and the teaching specialty.

The objectives of the program are as follows. The students will:

  1. Develop basic knowledge and skills in conducting research, and in interpreting, reporting, and applying the results of research.
  2. Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in an area of interest.
  3. Acquire skills and principles used to administer a program successfully.
  4. Explain the role of the discipline in education and in society.
  5. Discuss trends, issues, and problems associated with the discipline and suggest solutions to problems.
  6. Develop as a self-directed, life-long learner, who can effectively communicate with and motivate individuals for wellness and movement related activities.
  7. Facilitate and/or collaborate successfully with others in authentic conditions.
  8. Develop, adopt, practice and promote ethical behaviors for themselves and others.
  9. Become a “Master Professional.”

Key Quality Indicators have been developed for the program.

  1. Developing knowledge
  2. Perfecting skills
  3. Acquiring professional dispositions

This degree does NOT lead to teacher certification.  Students who have not yet achieved teacher certification and wish to do so must meet requirements for the state where they intend to be employed.    

Core Requirements (18)

EDUC 61642Multicultural Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


EDUC 61687Feedback and Goal Setting


HPER 22636Research Methods in Health, Physical Education and Recreation


REC 45547Grant Writing


REC 45698Risk Management in Sport and Recreation


HPER 22665Data Analytics


Total Credit Hours:18

Health and Physical Education Requirements (12)

HPER 22630Curriculum in Health and Physical Education


HPER 22635Adaptive Physical Education


HPER 22640Improving Instruction through Systematic Observation


HPER 22683Secondary School Health Methods


Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Completion Requirements:
  • Completion of an approved Plan of Study with no more than 6 credit hours with a grade of C or lower.
  • 3.0 overall GPA upon completion of program.
  • Completion of research project and submittal of research component form.