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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. Students may select a thesis (33 credits) or non-thesis option (36 credits). 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 and/or sport science/ management from an accredited four-year institution.
2. Documented course work in the following areas:
-- anatomy/physiology
-- physiology of exercise
-- kinesiology/biomechanics
-- psychological/sociological aspects of physical activity/sport
-- microcomputer applications

Category A -- Research Thesis Option (12 credits)
Required Courses:

EFN 730 Introduction to Research 3 credits
EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data 3 credits
ESS 799 Research: Master's Thesis 6 credtits

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)

Required Courses:

EFN 736 Interpretation of Current Research 3 credits
and
Select one of the following:
EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data 3 credits
ESS 752 Assessment of Physical Education and Athletics 3 credits

Category B -- Core Requirements (21 credits)

ESS 656 Planning Facilities in Physical Activity and Sport 3 credits
ESS 701 Internship in Sport Administration 6 credits
ESS 739 Current Issues in Sport Law 3 credits
ESS 754 Sport Marketing 3 credits
ESS 758 Sport Administration 3 credits
and
Select one of the following courses:
ESS 749 Psychological Aspects of Sport 3 credits
ESS 766 Sports in American Culture 3 credits

Category C -- Electives (non-thesis option only -- 9 credits)

Students are required to take nine credits of electives related to the field of sport administration. Courses must be approved by the program director PRIOR to enrollment in the course. Up to six credits of ESS 660, Clinical Forum, will count toward electives.

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.

All courses are offered during the summer session on a rotation basis making it possible to earn a degree enrolling only during summer sessions. A summer-only program would require a minimum of four summers to complete.

Prerequisites or equivalents are:
1. Undergraduate major in physical education and/or sport science/ management 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:

EFN 730 Introduction to Research 3 credits
EFN 735 Interpretation of Statistical Data 3 credits
ESS 799 Research: Master's Thesis 6

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)
Required Courses:

EFN 736 Interpretation of Current Research 3 credits
ESS 752 Assessment in Physical Education and Athletics 3 credts
Written comprehensive examination

Category B -- Core Requirements (9 credits)

ESS 737 Curriculum Design in Physical Education 3 credits
ESS 759 Analysis and Supervision of Physical Education 3 credits
ESS 771 Current Issues in Physical Education 3 credits

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. All electives must be pre-approved by the program director. Up to six credits of ESS 660, Physical Education Clinical Forum, will count toward electives.


This catalog is a record of graduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 1997. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reserves the right to change any of the information in this catalog at any time and without giving prior notice. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship. For a further explanation of your rights and responsibilities as a student please see the Welcome and Note to Students section.


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