Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Graduate Program

HPER offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Physical Education with a concentration in either Physical Education Initial Licensure or a "G" Licensure, Exercise/Fitness or Sports Administration.

To enhance the physical educator’s understanding and knowledge of human movement, the graduate program in Physical Education seeks to encompass the elements of biological study, fitness, wellness, health, recreation, and physical education into a directed, comprehensive study of the discipline and how to teach it. The graduate program must be broader than the undergraduate’s physical education preparation, and to that end, will be a multi-disciplinary study that aims to help inservice teachers prepare for the teaching of physical education at all levels of learning and curriculum preparation. The program will seek to challenge the graduate student in all areas of advanced university study relative to the discipline and to teacher-effectiveness.