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Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness

Required Courses for the EXPW Master of Arts Degree

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  • Course Syllabi gives a more comprehensive overview of a course.
  • Current students also need to download a Program of Study Form from the College of Graduate Studies, 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.

Core Courses:

9 hours

Research Component:

6 hours

Concentration:

9-15 hours

Guided Electives:

0-6 hours

Total:

30 hours

CORE COURSES

  • EXPW 6220 Technology in Sport, Physical Education and Wellness
  • EXPW 6240 Assessment in Sport, Physical Education and Wellness
  • EXPW 6250 Applied Motor Development and Motor Learning

RESEARCH

  • EXPW 6510 Research Methods
  • EXPW 6520 Research Project (Prerequisite: EXPW 6510)

ELECTIVES

  • *EXPW 5500 Perspectives in Physical Education
  • EXPW 5940 Fitness and Wellness
  • EXPW 6590 Field Experience
  • EXPW 6140 Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education
  • EXPW 6920 Topics in Physical Education & Wellness (1-6 hours)

*Required for those students who do not hold an undergraduate major in Physical Education.

DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS

Elementary & Middle School Physical Education: This program is designed for students with a current license in physical education interested in pursuing additional study in the field.

  • EXPW 6210 Curriculum Design in Physical Education
  • EXPW 6350 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
  • EXPW6450 MIddle School Physical Education
  • EXPW 6140 Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education

K-12 Licensure: This program available for students lacking teaching certification. The program offers the educational foundations and content required for licensure.

  • EXPW 6140 Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education
  • EXPW 6210 Curriculum Design in Physical Education
  • EXPW 6350 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
  • EXPW 6450 Teaching Middle School Physical Education
  • Elective 3 Hours
  • PLUS admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • PLUS an additional 20 hours of pedagogical content, field experience and student teaching

Fitness and Lifetime Wellness: Is designed for students interested in health, wellness, or performance aspects of physical activity and training. This program focuses on practical applications rather than clinical rehabilitation.

  • EXPW 6042 Health Promotions
  • EXPW 6440 Physiology of Exercise
  • EXPW 5940 Fitness and Wellness
  • EXPW 6590 Field Experience
  • Elective 3 Hours

Adapted Physical Education: The program is designed for students interested in leading physical activity programs for individuals with disabilities.

  • SPED 6060 Education of Orthopedic and Motor Impaired
  • EXPW 6140 Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education
  • EXPW 6590 Field Experience
  • Electives 6 Hours

Sport Management: This program is designed for students who desire an administrative career in the sports industry and/or with professional or college sports teams.