Master of Science in Physical Education

Two plans are offered in Physical Education: Plan A includes a thesis; Plan B includes a written comprehensive examination. Both plans require at least 30 credits of graduate study.

MS students complete courses in four areas: General Education (3-6 credits of courses other than Education or Physical Education as approved by the faculty adviser); Professional Education (3-6 cr. of Education courses other than Physical Education as approved by the faculty adviser, including either EDF 500, 516, 524, 525, 538 or 583); Specialization (15-18 cr. of department offerings as approved by the faculty adviser); and Research including PE 598, Research in Physical Education as a requirement for all plans, and for Plan A only, PE 599, Thesis in Physical Education.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may pursue teacher certification in Physical Education through our post-baccalaureate program. This program prepares students for pre-K–12 teacher certification and does not result in a master’s degree.

For more information on teacher certification, please see the Department of Teacher Education.

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