2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Physical Education (Coaching) M.A. or M.S.

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(32 credits minimum)

The primary objective of this degree is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to further develop their knowledge and understanding in an area of expertise or interest.

The coaching specialization requires an applicant have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution; meet all requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies; and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or if GPA less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale take the Graduate Record Examination General Test and score no lower than one standard error of measurement from the national mean on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical tests.

Applicants must provide a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, a resume, and other supporting documents.

Applicants must also have earned at least 12 hours of credit in physical education course work in the area of coaching. Examples of courses that would be acceptable are:  sports first aid, physical conditioning, scientific aspects of coaching, sports administration, psychology of coaching, issues in coaching, philosophy of coaching, coaching theory/methods.

A student who does not meet this requirement can be granted conditional admission and will be required to complete additional course work as determined after a review of transcripts.

Basic Professional Core (15 credits):

  • PE 690 3-hrs

Approved Electives (6 credits):

See possible optional sequences below.

Culminating Experience (3 credits):

Choose one of the following:

Exit Competencies:

Computer literacy; principles and problems in coaching; exercise physiology; kinesiology; human growth and motor development; current certification in standard first aid and Adult CPR; care and prevention of athletic injuries.

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