This program is designed to prepare students for careers in areas associated with physical education and sports. The student has a choice of area specialization from one of the following options: Pedagogy (Teaching Physical Education) and Coaching.
Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Physical Education with an Option of Coaching will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
Students will be able to apply a variety of skills and strategies, used within the field of coaching, to research, organize and synthesize information.
Students will demonstrate knowledge in the holistic approach to understanding behavior and motivation profiles, and identify strategies used to impact these behaviors and profiles in athletic competition.
Students will apply appropriate research methodology in the fields of motor learning, cognitive learning and performance as applied to coaching.
Students will utilize contemporary pedagogical research methodology to gain knowledge related to effective coaching practices.
Students will be able to create and discuss a variety of assessment tools which facilitate learning of athletes in sports settings.
Requirements for being admitted into the MS in Physical Education program: 2.5 College GPA, three letters of recommendation, all undergraduate transcripts, and proof they are currently working as a Physical Education Teacher.