You can earn your master's in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness (MA-EXPW) from an established, fully accredited university in the most flexible way possible- at home, in your office or while traveling. Tennessee Technological University's MA-EXPW is designed to fit your lifestyle without disruption of professional or personal schedules.
All coursework must be completed the same semester in which the course is taken. However, since there are no classes to attend, students select the time and place each week to read materials and work on projects. Since the emphasis of the program is to improve teaching, many of the projects are designed in a way that enables students to work toward the completion of the projects while continuing daily teaching routines.
We understand the need for teachers to have opportunities to grow and improve as professionals. This degree program is specifically designed to advance teaching skills and improve the quality of physical education programs.
This does not mean that some courses will not have exams. But for the most part, students will be evaluated based on completing projects. Project-based learning is a means by which students are able to learn through authentic work. Projects are designed so that students actually practice and demonstrate what they are learning in their coursework as they move through their daily teaching responsibilities. Students will design developmentally appropriate curricula, expand instructional skills and create accurate and thorough methods for recording the development and achievements of the youngsters being taught.
The MA-EXPW is a 30-hour online degree. The focus of the first year of the program is to analyze and improve individual teacher effectiveness. The goal for the second year is to analyze and improve your physical education program.
This online approach features course content presented in iLearn as well as readings from selected physical education textbooks and journals. Additionally, chat room sessions and e-mail discussions of current topics and issues will be used throughout the program.
Beginning with the fall semester of 2008 all students entering the Masters' Degree program in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness will be required to attend an one day on-campus orientation prior to their initial semester as well as to complete the comprehensive examinations on the Tennessee Tech campus at the completion of their program.
The courses below are required for the MA-EXPW. Course Description will open a new window in the online graduate course catalog. Course Syllabi gives a more comprehensive overview of a course. Current students also need to download a Program of Study form and submit to the graduate advisor prior to completing 15 credit hours. This form is to be downloaded, filled out and mailed to your advisor. Students may also apply for a graduate assistantship. Assistantships cover tuition, fees, and provide a monthly stipend. The department currently offers assistantships in teaching, strength and conditioning, and Special Olympics administration.
|Core Courses:||9 hours|
|Research Component:||6 hours|
|Guided Electives:||0-6 hours|
*Required for those students who do not hold an undergraduate major in Physical Education
The program should take about 2 years to complete. Beginning with the fall semester of 2008 all students entering the Masters' Degree program in Exercise Science, Physical Education and
Wellness will be required to attend an one day on-campus orientation prior to their initial semester as well as to complete the comprehensive examinations on the Tennessee Tech campus at the completion of their program.
The cost for the MA-EXPW program is $319 per credit hour for in-state students and $740 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Texts for each course are not included in the above costs.
The MA-EXPW program has the same requirements as the campus program. In order to receive your degree, you will need to successfully complete 18 core course hours, 6 guided elective hours and 6 research component hours, for a total of 30 hours.
You will receive the same degree that on-campus students receive, a Master of Arts.
The TTU MA-EXPW program can be started at the beginning of any semester.
If you are planning on applying to the program and want to reserve your place in line for consideration, you should request and complete an “Intent to Apply” form.
Yes. The MA-EXPW content is on the Internet. You will need to have regular access to a computer in order to access that content. Unless you have specific permission from your employer to use a computer at work, you should plan to acquire a personal computer for this program. You will also need a copy of Microsoft Office with Word, Excel and Power Point.
Yes. Communication with your instructor and your classmates will be conducted via the Internet. All assignments will be submitted to your instructor via the Internet. Case discussions will take place in both a threaded discussion environment and in live chat rooms.
MAT - Provisional: 383-385 - Full: 386-389
GRE - a. taken prior to October 2002: 1050 Composite (verbal, quantitative, analytical ) b. taken October 2002 or later: 900 total on the verbal/quantitative portions and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion
Students applying for the TTU MA-EXPW program must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Yes. Some courses require you to purchase textbooks.