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EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE — GENERAL

 

Two options are available in the graduate program leading to a master of science degree in Exercise and Sport Science — General: 1) Sport Administration and 2) Physical Education Teaching.

 

SPORT ADMINISTRATION OPTION

The sport administration option prepares professionals for managerial positions in the sport industry such as athletics, sports/ fitness centers, professional sports, sport/ athletic equipment merchandising, and intramural/recreational sports. The curriculm is accredited by the National Association for Sp[ort and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Sociey for Sport Management (NASSM). Students may select a thesis (36 credits) or non-thesis option (36 credits). Students choosing the non-thesis option must successfully apply for and complete comprehensive written exams in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. A minimum of half of the credits must be earned in graduate-only level courses.

 

The following prerequisites must be met for entry into this Master of Science program:

1.      A physical education/kinesiology, sport/exercise science, or sport administration/management degree from an accredited four-year institution.

or

2.   Documented course work in:

 —human anatomy (3 credits)

 —human physiology (3 credits)

 

Category A — Research Thesis Option (12 credits)

Required Courses:

 

Credits

EFN

730

Introduction to Research

3

EFN

735

Interpretation of Statistical Data

3

ESS

799

Research: Master’s Thesis

6

 

 

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)

Required Courses:

 

Credits

EFN

736

Interpretation of Current Research

3

EFN

735

Interpretation of Statistical Data

3

 

 

          or

 

ESS

752

Assessment of Physical Education and Athletics

3

 

Written Comprehensive Exam

Category B — Core Requirements (24 credits)

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

545

Planning Facilities in Physical Activity and Sport

3

ESS

702

Sport Administration

3

ESS

738

Financial Management for Sport Programs

3

ESS

739

Current Issues in Sport Law

3

ESS

754

Sport Marketing

3

ESS

788

Internship in Sport Administration

6

 

Select one of the following three courses:

ESS

749

Psychological Aspects of Sport

3

ESS

760

Problems in Athletics

3

ESS

766

Sports in American Culture

3

 

Category C — Electives

(non-thesis option only — 6 credits)

Elective credits must be related to the field of sport administration or teaching. All electives must be approved by the program director or adviser prior to course enrollment.

 

Up to three credits of ESS 560, Clinical Forum, will count toward this option.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION

The teaching option is designed as a practitioner-oriented program for physical education teaching professionals seeking additional qualifications and expertise in such areas as teaching methods and styles, new and innovative curricular design, analysis of effective teaching, supervision, adventure and outdoor physical education. Students may select either the thesis or non-thesis option. Both options require 31 credits. Students choosing the non-thesis option must successfully apply for and complete comprehensive written exams in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. A minimum of half of the credits must be earned in graduate-only level courses.

 

Prerequisites or equivalents are:

1.      Undergraduate major in physical education or related field from an accredited four-year institution.

2.      Documented course work in the following areas:

     anatomy/physiology

     measurement and evaluation in physical education

     adapted physical education

     motor development/behavior/child development

 

Category A — Research Thesis       Option (12 credits)

Required Courses:

Credits

EFN

730

Introduction to Research

3

EFN

735

Interpretation of Statistical Data

3

ESS

799

Research: Master’s Thesis

6

 

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)

Required Courses:

Credits

EFN

736

Interpretation of Current Research

3

ESS

752

Assessment in Physical Education and Athletics

3

 

Written comprehensive examination information can be found at http://perth.uwlax.edu/hper/ess/pe/compreg.html. 

 

Category B — Core Requirements (9 credits)

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

737

Curriculum Design in Physical Education

3

ESS

759

Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education

3

ESS

771

Current Issues in Physical Education

3

 

Category C — Electives

(thesis option — 10  elective credits)

(non-thesis option — 16 elective credits)

 

Elective courses must be related to the field of teaching. Courses can be selected from a variety of courses offered in ESS, HED, and/or EFN. Up to six credits of ESS 560, Physical Education Clinical Forum, will count toward electives. All electives must be pre-approved by the program director.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION — CONCENTRATION IN ADVENTURE EDUCATION

The adventure emphasis is designed as a practitioner-oriented program for physical education teachers seeking specific expertise in the area of adventure education. The theory and practice of ropes course instruction and management, and outdoor pursuits are addressed. Students in this concentration will be required to take the following 10 credits within Category C electives:

 

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

745

Pedagogy of Outdoor Physical Education

3

ESS

765

Adventure Education for Physical Educators

3

ESS

777

Seminar in Adventure/Outdoor Physical Education

2

ESS

778

Practicum in Adventure Education

2

 

Students must meet all requirements for the physical education teaching option. The 10 credits required in the Adventure Concentration will replace 10 credits in Category C.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING CONCENTRATION

The Graduate Athletic Training Concentration provides advanced study for Certified Athletic Trainer. The concentration provides students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and further develop their athletic training skills. The concentration can be completed by graduate students meeting the following criteria:

 

    unconditional admission to a UW-L graduate program

    successfully passed the National Athletic Trainers’ Association - Board of Certification Examination

 

Graduates who have completed the concentration are prepared to:

 

    conduct applied research in high school, university and clinical settings

    pursue advanced scholarly activities in athletic training

    incorporate scientific knowledge into professional practice

 

Graduates may be employed in:

    colleges and universities

    sports medicine centers

    high schools

    hospital, rehabilitation and clinical settings

    industrial and corporate settings

    professional sports

 

Concentration requirements:

 

 

Credits

ESS

730

Athletic Activity Injury/Illness Evaluation

3

ESS

731

Rehabilitation of Athletic Musculoskeletal

3

ESS

732

Advanced Athletic Activity Injury Management

3

ESS

733

Advanced Athletic Training Clinical

4

ESS

773

Physical Education in Higher Education

3

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

16

 


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