2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

ESS: Physical Education Teaching - Adventure/Outdoor Pursuits Emphasis - Master of Science

Admission

Prerequisites or equivalents are:

  1. Undergraduate major/minor in physical education and/or sport science/management from an accredited four-year institution.
  2. Documented course work in the following areas:
    • Anatomy/physiology
    • Measurement and evaluation in physical education
    • Adapted physical education
    • Motor development/behavior/child development

Curriculum

33 - 36 credits depending on research option

CATEGORY A - RESEARCH  

  • Thesis option  

ESS 730Research Methods for Exercise and Sport Science3
ESS 735Statistics for Exercise and Sport Science3
ESS 799Research: Master's Thesis6
Total Credits12
  • Non-thesis option 

ESS 730Research Methods for Exercise and Sport Science3
ESS 752Assessment of Physical Education and Athletics3
Written comprehensive exam required
Total Credits6

CATEGORY B - CORE REQUIREMENTS 

ESS 725Diversity in the Physical Activity Setting2
ESS 727Planning for Effective Instruction in Physical Education2
ESS 737Curriculum Design in Physical Education2
ESS 759Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education3
ESS 765Adventure Education for Physical Educators3
ESS 771Current Issues in Physical Education2-3
Total Credits14

CATEGORY C - ELECTIVES

Thesis option: 10 credits
Non-thesis option: 13 credits
ESS 745Pedagogy of Outdoor Physical Education3
ESS 777Seminar in Adventure/Outdoor Physical Education2
ESS 778Practicum in Adventure Education2
Select one of the following: 13-6
Electives thesis option (three credits)
Electives non-thesis option (six credits)
Total Credits10-13
1

 Consult with program director for appropriate coursework.

Graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
  3. Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses).
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
  7. Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
  8. Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)
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