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Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Admission Requirements
Course Requirements
Graduate Course Descriptions

Graduate Faculty
: Chandler, Steve; Ramsey, Joseph; Thompson, Barbara
Associtate Professor: Jackson, Jr., E. Newton
Assistant Professor: Hickey, Brian; Sermon, Janet; Sherrod, E. Gaynell

Physical Education
Master of Education/Master of Science

The graduate program provides the student intensive training in theory and research in sport management. The program allows flexibility for individual students and encourages interdisciplinary endeavors. Students receive training and experience in sport and leisure management.

Program of Study
The Master of Education (non-thesis) program of study requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester credits, including courses in the basic coreand area of specialization. The Master of Science degree program requires a minimum of thirty (30) semester credits and a thesis (6 semester credits).

Admission Requirements
Admission to the graduate program is open to qualified students with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in physical education or related field. Applicants are requested to submit a complete set of official transcripts, at least three letters of recommendations, resume and a brief statement of interest and goals. In addition, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements for admission:

1.    Possession of an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
2.    A combined score of 1000 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination.
3.    A 3.0 cumulative grade point average covering the last ninety (90) quarter hours or sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate courses.

Course Requirements
The program in Physical Education requires at least the bachelor’s degree in health, physical education, recreation, sport management, fitness or related field of study. The courses for the program of study are as follows:
a) core requirements- courses specific to area are required;
b) supporting courses- required in the area of education;
c) elective courses- free choice to complete the total hours.

Core Requirements - Sports/Leisure Management
   Sem. Hrs.
PET 5216 Psychosocial Basis of  Physical Activity  3
PET 5465 Marketing and Fundraising for Sports/Leisure Programs  3
PET 5466 Theory and Practice of Sport/Leisure Management  3
PET 5477 Personnel Management in Sport and Leisure Programs  3
PET 5478 Legal Issues of Sports/Leisure Management  3
PET 5479 Sport and Leisure Facilities Management  3
PET 5947 Internship in Sport/Leisure Management  3
PET 5535 Research Methods in Physical Education  3
Any 12 hours of Supporting Courses  12
Supporting Courses  
EDA 5051 Overview of Educational Administration  3
EDA 5201 School Business Management  3
EDA 5262 Planning Educational Facilities  3
EDF 5136 Adolescent Psychology  3
EDF 5481 Introduction to Educational Research  3
EDF 5543 Philosophical Foundations of Education  3
EDF 5608 Sociological Foundations of Education  3
EDG 5706 Human Relations Skills  3
EDG 5791 Seminar in Multicultural Education  3
EDS 5130 Supervisory Techniques and Practice  3
EDS 5915 Seminar in Supervisory and Research  3
EME 5403 Fundamental Computer Concepts and Skills  3
EME 5420 Microcomputers for School Administrators  3
PET 5419 Supervision of Physical Education 3

Graduate Course Descriptions

DAE 5320 Teaching Contemporary Dance (3)  Emphasis is placed on developing teaching strategies and methodologies in presenting a variety of modern dance techniques, improvisations, compositions and critical analysis of dance performance for grades K-12.
DAE 5365 Methods of Teaching Ethnic Dance (3) Basic approaches to acquiring strategies and methods for the teaching of ethnic dance, grades K-12, with application for teachers to meet the fine arts high school graduation requirement in the area of dance.
HLP 5302 Supervision of Health and Physical Education (3) Techniques of supervision with emphasis on factors influencing needs and types of supervisory techniques on state, county, and local levels.
HLP 5495 Seminar: Readings and Current Literature in Health, Physical Education and Recreation (3) Introduction to new books, periodicals, and research and writing in field.
HLP 5905 Directed Individual Study (Variable 1-5) Designed for graduate students to engage in independent study in health, physical education, or leisure. Permission of the instructor and chairperson is required.
HSC 5305 Health Education in High School (3) Understanding principles of organization of school health programs, health programs, and the health curriculum for grades 9-12.
HSC 5307 Health Education in Middle School (3) Understanding principles of organization of school health programs, health programs, and the health curriculum for grades 6-8.
HSC 5317 Health Education Curriculum (3) Analysis of school health instruction program in the elementary and secondary schools.
HSC 5335 Problems in School Health Service (3) Emphasis on recognition and evaluation of pertinent health problems confronting schools and communities.
HSC 5633 Issues in Health (1) Critical analysis of issues in health which have influenced or should have influenced health teaching. Emphasis on problems, trends, issues in public and community health.
HSC 5904 Global Health Issues (3) Designed to explore issues, trends, problems, innovations and discoveries of health around the world.
PET 5145 Problems in Physical Education (3) Policies, physiological and sociological problems are discussed with reference to physical education.
PET 5165 History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sports (3) Nature, meaning, and objectives of profession.
PET 5216 Physiological Basis of Physical Education and Athletics (3) Analytical approach to study of exercise physiology and its application to human performance in physical education activities and athletics.
PET 5315 Analysis of Human Motion (3) Structural responses of body during movement with special reference to anatomical and mechanical principles underlying performance of sport skills.
PET 5405 Administration in Physical Education (3) Organization and administration of physical education, athletics, health education, safety education, and recreation in schools, colleges, and community. Emphasis on administrative theory as applied to physical education and sports.
PET 5419 Supervision of Physical Education (3) Supervisory activities of county and city supervisors or programs. Emphasis on effective techniques for working with groups, relationships with local and state personnel, and techniques for evaluation of programs.
PET 5436 Physical Education Curriculum for the Elementary School (3) Aims, objectives, and procedures for curriculum construction for the elementary school. Factors affecting curriculum. Criteria for selection and evaluation of activities.
PET 5447 Physical Education in Middle and Secondary Schools (3) Aims, objectives, and procedures for curriculum design in grades K-12.
PET 5456 Teaching Physical Education: Application and Analysis (3) Application and analysis of teaching physical education at both levels (elementary and secondary). Emphasis on appropriateness and implications of teaching models.
PET 5465 Marketing and Fundraising for Sport/Leisure Programs (3) Explores a variety of proven methods of generating money and enthusiasm for sport, recreation and leisure programs.
PET 5466 Theory and Practice of Sport/Leisure Management (3) Practical application of management science to all realms of sport industry.
PET 5475 Principles of Sports and Leisure Management (3) Concerns the body of knowledge that constitutes theoretical foundations of sport and leisure and application of principles to field of study.
PET 5476 Problems in Interschool Athletics (3) Problems in sport administration on interscholastic and intercollegiate levels. Emphasis on athletic promotion, accounting, public relations, recruitment, and transportation.
PET 5477 Personnel Management in Sport and Leisure Programs (3) Concerns hiring and training practices of individuals involved in the operation of sports programs.
PET 5478 Legal Issues of Sport and Leisure Management (3) Fundamental legal principles affecting amateur sports and physical activity programs.
PET 5479 Sport and Leisure Facilities Management (3) Designed to address negotiation skills, building and maintenance cost, policy, priority use, scheduling and other issues relevant to the profession.
PET 5498 Seminar in Athletic Administration (3) Concerns leading, administering, and managing programs in sports which include athletics, intramural competition and other activity-based programs.
PET 5535 Research Methods in Physical Education (3) Designed to explore the fields of physiological and psychological research as applied to the field of physical education. Practical experience in the use of various concepts, techniques, and processes for conducting and reviewing research studies is also presented.
PET 5947 Internship in Sport/Leisure Management (3) Practical insight into various sport and/or fitness management settings.
* PET 5419 and PET 5498 may be campus-based or field-based internships (Department chair approval).