Master of Arts in Sport Science and Pedagogy
The Master of Arts in Sport Science and Pedagogy program includes thirty semester hours in five components: methodology, science, socio-culture, administration, and elective. The primary focus of the program is instructional expertise in sport-related settings. The elective component of the program consists of six hours of subject area work that may be programmed to meet the specific needs of individual students. This program does not include recommendation for graduate level state licensure.
Graduate courses for the Master of Arts in Sport Science and Pedagogy are designed to assist in the advanced preparation of individuals who are involved with sport and fitness-related endeavors. These fields of endeavors may include physical education programs, coaching environments, fitness centers, sport clubs, and other physical activity settings. The development of skills will be accomplished through coursework, research, and pedagogical experience. Students will benefit from a synthesis of current and applicable information derived from both theory and practice.
The Master of Arts in Sport Science and Pedagogy is designed to meet the following goals:
- Provide advanced preparation for leadership in the field of sport and fitness instruction.
- Develop the skills essential for the research of various aspects of sport science and pedagogy.
- Develop the capacity to interpret and then apply the findings of sport-related research to actual practices.
- Develop skills and understandings of the numerous teaching styles used in sport instruction.
- Foster the development of individual potential for becoming optimally effective as a teacher, coach, instructor or sport administrator.
A. Methodology (6 semester hours)
SPED 600: Research in Sport Pedagogy (3 hrs.)
SPED 601: Instructional Strategies (3 hrs.)
B. Science (6 semester hours)
SPED 602: Scientific Principles of Human Performance (3 hrs.)
SPED 603: Contemporary Concepts of Wellness (3 hrs.)
C. Socio-Culture (6 semester hours)
SPED 604: Sport in Society (3 hrs.)
SPED 605: Sport and Physical Education for Diverse Populations (3 hrs.)
D. Administration (6 semester hours)
SPED 606: Sport and Physical Education Administration (3 hrs.)
SPED 607: Legal Issues of Sport and Physical Education (3 hrs.)
E. Elective (6 semester hours)
SPED 608: Psychology of Sport (3 hrs.)
SPED 609: Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction (3 hrs.)
SPED 610: Theories of Motor Development (3 hrs.)
SPED 611: Physical Education Seminar (3 hrs.)
SPED 555: Special Topics (3 hrs.)