Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness

Master of Arts Online Degree

Our graduate program is completely online and offers students the opportunity to pursue a Master's degree conveniently.

The focus of the master's program is to enhance professional skills in the selected area of study; therefore, coursework focuses on practical outcomes more than theoretical perspectives. Our graduates are equipped to provide high quality programs and to teach youth the importance and benefits of healthy lifestyles.

Writing Requirements for Admission

2018-2019 Exercise Science Graduate Catalog

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Elementary & Secondary School Physical Education (Licensure requires additional 20 credit hours)
  • Fitness & Lifetime Wellness
  • Sport Management 

Program Contact

Dr. Christy Killman, Department Chair & Graduate Studies Coordinator
931-372-3539 | ckillman@tntech.edu


About the Online Masters Program

Earn your Master of Arts degree 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 Tech University's MA-EXPW is designed to fit your lifestyle without disruption of professional or personal schedules.

  • 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.

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.

QUICK LINKS

College of Education

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Office of Teacher Education

The courses below are required for the MA-EXPW.

  • CLICK HERE to visit the online Graduate Catalog for the EXPW M.A.
    • Course Syllabi gives a more comprehensive overview of a course.
    • Current students also need to download a Program of Study form pdf_icon_sm 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
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 6440 Physiology of Exercise
    • 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 Middle School Physical Education
    • Elective 3 Hours
  • 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.