Master of Science in Physical Education

M.S. Physical Education has two specializations:
(1) Physical Education with a Specialization in Exercise Science and (2) Physical Education with Specialization in Teaching Physical Education

 

Physical Education with Specialization in Exercise Science M.S. (30 credits)

Program Rationale:
Graduates of the M.S. in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science are expected to gain/enhance knowledge and applied skills needed for the professions of certified (State of Connecticut licensed) athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and certified health fitness specialists.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in the program are expected to:

• interpret and determine appropriate application of any one or combination of the following theories to their professions: biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological
• read and interpret research and apply significant findings to their professions


Admissions Requirements:
An undergraduate program in exercise science or related field is preferred for admission to the master’s degree program. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70, preferably a 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00). 

The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Additionally, a letter of application and two academic letters of recommendation must be submitted for admissions. A word-processed letter of application must demonstrate a command of the English language and include detailed reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study in exercise science. At least one of the two academic letters of recommendation must come from a former instructor who can attest to the applicant's preparedness for graduate study in exercise science. An interview with exercise science graduate faculty will be required for admissions. 

Application deadlines for the MS in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science include: 

Fall Semester - Deadline is May 1
Spring Semester - Deadline is November 1 
Summer Term - Deadline is March 1*

*The program starts in summer session of even years. Application Deadline is March 1 of even numbered years (March 1, 2014 for the 2014 cohort, etc).

 

CORE COURSES ………………………....……………………. 18-21 Credits

NOTE: All students must take a minimum of 15 credits from the Exercise Science category

Sport

EXS 507   Sociological Foundations of Sport and Exercise    3     Spring odd years      
EXS 515 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Spring even years
EXS 516 Foundations of Leadership for Sport and Exercise    3 Fall odd years

 

Exercise Science

EXS 519   Sport Biomechanics  3    Fall even years         
EXS 523 Essentials of Sports Performance Training   3  Summer odd years
EXS 530 Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport Performance    3 Summer even years
EXS 590 Independent Study/Topics in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine   3  Irregular

Note: Either PE 590 and/or EXS 590 may be taken for a maximum of 6 credits 

  

EXS 592 Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise I     3   Fall odd years              
EXS 593 Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise II  3 Spring even years

 

 

RESEARCH …………………………………………..............….. 6-9 Credits

*PE 597 Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science I        3   Fall

     (Students must take before successful completion of 12 credit hours)  

*PE 598 Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science II     Spring

     (Students must take before successful completion of 24 credits hours)

     *Note: Students must take PE 597 and PE 598

  

CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT

PLAN A – THESIS (PE 599)

PE 599 Thesis      3   

Irregular; PLAN A ONLY 

PLAN B – COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION         

*REQUIRED                                                                                                                                                                         

Note: No more than 9 credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.

 

ELECTIVES …………………………....……………………….. 3-6 Credits

NOTE: Courses other than Core Courses as approved by faculty advisor

 

 

Physical Education with Specialization in Teaching Physical Education M.S. (30 credits)     (For Certified Teachers)

Program Rationale:
The graduates of the M.S. in Physical Education with a specialization in Teaching Physical Education are expected to increase the competency and knowledge of certified teachers in health and physical education.

Program Learning Outcomes:
Graduate Students will:
• Develop content knowledge in pedagogy and exercise science as it relates to health and physical education professionals
• Read and interpret research and apply significant findings as it relates to health and physical education professions.


Admissions Requirements:
An undergraduate program in physical education from an accredited institution of higher education and teaching certification is preferred for admission to the master's degree program. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.

The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Core Requirements: (18 to 21 Credits)

PE 500 Improving Student Learning in Physical Education 3 Spring even years 
PE 505 Instructional Tools for Physical Education 3  Fall even years
PE 510 Instructional Models for Physical Education 3  Fall odd years
PE 520 Current Issues in Physical Education 3  Spring odd years
PE 522 Physical Activity and Health Concepts for Physical Educators 3 Spring odd years
PE 590/EXS 590 Independent Study/Topics in Physical Education 3 Irregular

Note: Either PE 590 and/or EXS 590 may be taken for a maximum of 6 credits

Note: All Students must take a minimum of one course from the Sport category and one course from the Exercise Science category

Sport: All students must take a minimum of one course.

EXS 507 Sociological Foundations of Sport and Exercise 3 Spring even years
EXS 515 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 Spring even years
EXS 516 Foundations of Leadership for Sport and Exercise 3 Fall odd years

 

Exercise Science: All students must take a minimum of one course.

EXS 519 Sport Biomechanics 3 Fall even years
EXS 523 Essentials of Sports Performance Training 3 Summer odd years
EXS 530 Nutrition for Health, Fitness & Sport Performance 3 Summer even years
EXS 590/PE 590 Independent Study/Topics in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine  Irregular 

Note: Either PE 590 and/or EXS 590 may be taken for a maximum of 6 credits

EXS 592 Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise I 3 Fall odd years
EXS 593 Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise II 3 Spring even years

 

Research............................................................6-9 Credits

*Note: Students must take PE 597 and PE 598

*PE 597 Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science I    3 Fall

       (Students must take before successful completion of 12 credit hours)

*PE 598 Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science II   3 Spring

     (Students must take before successful completion of 24 credit hours)

 

PE 599 Thesis          3 Irregular; PLAN A ONLY

 

Capstone Requirement

PLAN A - Thesis (PE 599) 3 Credits (Students electing the Thesis for their Capstone should discuss which course the Thesis will substitute for with their advisor.)

OR PLAN B - Comprehensive Examination 0 Credits 

NOTE: No more than 9 credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.


ELECTIVES …………………………....……………………….. 3-6 Credits

NOTE: Courses other than Core Courses as approved by faculty advisor


 

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