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 Graduate College

Physical Education (MA)

School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/physical-education-0
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Dr. Doris Corbett: School of HPELS Director
Phone: (319) 273-6475
E-mail: doris.corbett@uni.edu

Please direct graduate program inquires to the appropriate person below:
Dr. Forrest Dolgener: Division Head & Graduate Coordinator -- Kinesiology Emphasis;
Graduate Advisor -- Exercise & Sports Performance Focus

Phone: (319) 273-6479
E-mail: forrest.dolgener@uni.edu

Dr. Jennifer Waldron: Graduate Advisor -- Kinesiology Emphasis; Sport & Exercise Psychology Focus
Phone: (319) 273-6479
E-mail: jennifer.waldron@uni.edu

Dr. Fabio Fontana: Graduate Coordinator -- Teaching/Coaching Emphasis
Phone: (319) 273-6479
E-mail:  fabio.fontana@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Division of Physical Education (within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program. 

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required for both options. Additional hours may be required if, upon entering the graduate program, the student needs prerequisites. Total hours for the thesis option includes 6 hours of PEMES 6299 (420:299) Research . Total hours for the non-thesis option includes 2 hours of PEMES 6299 (420:299) Research for a research paper. A thesis/research paper defense is required.

This major offers two emphases:

1. Teaching/Coaching Emphasis:

This emphasis is designed for those students who plan to teach and/or coach in an educational setting at a variety of levels, and is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 15 hours must be at the 200/6000-level for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

If the undergraduate degree in Physical Education does not include a theory class in either Elementary or Secondary Methods in Physical Education, the student will be required to make up the deficiency with one 3 hour undergraduate methods course. This would extend the Teaching/Coaching emphasis to a 33-hour minimum.

Additionally, if the undergraduate degree was not in Physical Education or the student does not have at least 12 hours of undergraduate theory classes (exclusive of activity classes and advanced skill and coaching classes) on her/his transcript, the student must take 12 hours of either undergraduate or graduate physical education course work to make up the deficiency; 3 hours of the additional 12 hours must be an undergraduate Elementary or Secondary Methods in Physical Education course. This would extend the Teaching/Coaching emphasis to a 42-hour minimum.

Required:

Measurement and Research/Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:

6

HPELS 6290 (440:290)

Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

Choose one of the following:

MEASRES 6205 (250:205)

Educational Research

HPELS 6210 (440:210)

Quantitative Methods in HPELS

HPELS 6215 (440:215)

Qualitative Methods

Physical Education:

9

PEMES 6230 (420:230)

Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education

PEMES 6231 (420:231)

Effective Teaching in Physical Education

PEMES 6273 (420:273)

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education and Athletics

Physical Education:

3

PEMES 6297 (420:297)

Practicum

Research:

2 or 6

PEMES 6299 (420:299)

Research

Thesis option (6 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives from the following courses:

6 or 10

PEMES 6251 (420:251)

Biomechanics

PEMES 6255 (420:255)

Motor Control and Learning

PEMES 6285 (420:285)

Readings in Physical Education

PEMES 6289 (420:289)

Seminar in Physical Education (maximum 6 hours on different topics)

Thesis option (6 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (10 hrs.)

Total hours

30

2. Kinesiology Emphasis:

This emphasis is designed for those who wish to concentrate their study in one of the subdisciplines of Kinesiology.  The major offers two focus areas, and is available on the thesis and non-thesis options.  A  minimum of 21 hours, exclusive of PEMES 6299 (420:299) credit, must be at the 200/6000-level.

Exercise Science and Sports Performance Focus:

Required:

Physical Education:

9

PEMES 6251 (420:251)

Biomechanics

PEMES 6253 (420:253)

Advanced Exercise Physiology

PEMES 6260 (420:260)

Laboratory Instrumentation and Test Interpretation

Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:

6

HPELS 6210 (440:210)

Quantitative Methods in HPELS (or equivalent)

HPELS 6290 (440:290)

Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

Physical Education:

6

PEMES 6289 (420:289)

Seminar in Physical Education (on different topics)

Research:

2 or 6

PEMES 6299 (420:299)

Research

Thesis option (6 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives from the following courses:

3 or 7

PEMES 6222 (420:222)

Sport Psychology

PEMES 6255 (420:255)

Motor Control and Learning

PEMES 6271 (420:271)

Cardiovascular Physiology

PEMES 6285 (420:285)

Readings in Physical Education

PEMES 6289 (420:289)

Seminar in Physical Education (maximum 6 hours in addition to required hours on different topics)

PEMES 6297 (420:297)

Practicum

Thesis option (3 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (7 hrs.)

Total hours

30

Sport and Exercise Psychology Focus:

Required:

Physical Education:

12

PEMES 6222 (420:222)

Sport Psychology

PEMES 6251 (420:251)

Biomechanics

PEMES 6255 (420:255)

Motor Control and Learning

PEMES 6273 (420:273)

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education and Athletics

Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:

6

HPELS 6210 (440:210)

Quantitative Methods in HPELS (or equivalent)

HPELS 6290 (440:290)

Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

Physical Education:

3

Choose one of the following:

PEMES 6285 (420:285)

Readings in Physical Education

PEMES 6289 (420:289)

Seminar in Physical Education

PEMES 6293 (420:293)

Research Experience in Physical Education

Research:

2 or 6

PEMES 6299 (420:299)

Research

Thesis option (6 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives from the following courses:

3 or 7

PEMES 6253 (420:253)

Advanced Exercise Physiology

PEMES 6260 (420:260)

Laboratory Instrumentation and Test Interpretation

PEMES 6271 (420:271)

Cardiovascular Physiology

PEMES 6285 (420:285)

Readings in Physical Education (maximum 6 hrs. on different topics)

PEMES 6289 (420:289)

Seminar in Physical Education

PEMES 6293 (420:293)

Research Experience in Physical Education

PEMES 6297 (420:297)

Practicum

PSYCH 3303/5303 (400:154g)

Health Psychology

PSYCH 3403/5403 (400:142g)

Abnormal Psychology

PSYCH 3502/5502 (400:134g)

Motivation and Emotion

POSTSEC 6218 (170:218)

Organization and Governance of Postsecondary Education

POSTSEC 6270 (170:270)

College Student Development

Thesis option (3 hrs.)

Non-thesis option (7 hrs.)

Total hours

30