Catalog 2010-2012

Physical Education

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Division of Physical Education (within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required for both options. Additional hours may be required if, upon entering the graduate program, the student needs prerequisites. Total hours for the thesis option includes 6 hours of Research 420:299. Total hours for the non-thesis option includes 2 hours of 420:299 for a research paper. A thesis/research paper defense is required.

 

This major offers two emphases:

1. Teaching/Coaching Emphasis:

This emphasis is designed for those students who plan to teach and/or coach in an educational setting at a variety of levels, and is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 15 hours must be at the 200/6000-level for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

If the undergraduate degree in Physical Education does not include a theory class in either Elementary or Secondary Methods in Physical Education, the student will be required to make up the deficiency with one 3 hour undergraduate methods course. This would extend the Teaching/Coaching emphasis to a 33-hour minimum.

Additionally, if the undergraduate degree was not in Physical Education or the student does not have at least 12 hours of undergraduate theory classes (exclusive of activity classes and advanced skill and coaching classes) on her/his transcript, the student must take 12 hours of either undergraduate or graduate physical education course work to make up the deficiency; 3 hours of the additional 12 hours must be an undergraduate Elementary or Secondary Methods in Physical Education course. This would extend the Teaching/Coaching emphasis to a 42-hour minimum.

 

Required:

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:210 or 440:215; 440:290.....6 hours

  Physical Education: 420:230; 420:231; 420:273.....9 hours

  Physical Education: 420:297.....3 hours

  Research: 420:299.....2 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives approved by the advisor.....6 or 10 hours

  Thesis option (6 hrs.)

  Non-thesis option (10 hrs.)

30 hours

 

2. Kinesiology Emphasis:

This emphasis is designed for those who wish to concentrate their study in one of the subdisciplines of Kinesiology.  The major offers two focus areas, and is available on the thesis and non-thesis options.  A  minimum of 21 hours, exclusive of 420:299 credit, must be at the 200/6000-level.

 

Exercise Science and Sports Performance Focus:

Required:

  Physical Education: 420:251; 420:253; 420:260.....8 hours

  Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:210 (or equivalent); 440:290.....6 hours

  Physical Education: 420:289 (6 hrs. with advisor approval).....6 hours

  Research: 420:299.....2 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives approved by the advisor.....4 or 8 hours

  Thesis option (4 hrs.)

  Non-thesis option (8 hrs.)

30 hours

 

Sport and Exercise Psychology Focus:

Required:

  Physical Education: 420:222; 420:251; 420:255; 420:273.....12 hours

  Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental: 440:210 (or equivalent); 440:290.....6 hours

  Physical Education: 420:285 or 420:289 or 420:293.....3 hours

  Research: 420:299.....2 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives approved by the advisor.....3 or 7 hours

  Thesis option (3 hrs.)

  Non-thesis option (7 hrs.)

30 hours