The graduate program in physical education offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies provides advanced course work and training in the areas of exercise science, sports administration and pedagogy/coaching. The course of study in exercise science prepares students for employment in clinical settings (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation), corporate fitness, YMCA, YWCA, and the commercial fitness industry. The program aids students in preparation for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and other professional certifications. The program in sports administration is designed to prepare students for leadership and supervisory positions within school, recreation, and commercial sport programs. Pedagogy/coaching students examine, analyze and apply content related to curriculum development, teaching methods, program administration, and behavior management in the school setting.
Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). Additional requirements include three letters of recommendation and completion of PED 2440, PED 4340, and either PED 4440 or 4470; or their equivalents. A personal interview is recommended. Admission is competitive and meeting GPA requirements does not guarantee admission.
Study Plan Approval: The study plan shall be approved by the department and filed with the departmental graduate coordinator prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit which count toward the graduate degree.