Exercise and Sport Studies – Sports Pedagogy (MS)

Degree Offered: Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Studies

Concentration: Sports Pedagogy

Campus Location

Main Campus

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

Offered through the Department of Kinesiology, the master of science in exercise and sport studies is designed for working professionals with an undergraduate degree in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or a related subject. Through this program, you will gain relevant and practical knowledge, strategic and critical thinking abilities, and specific skills that are immediately transferable to today’s job market. The program is ideally suited for physical education teachers, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, kinesiologists, public health professionals, and nutritionists, as well as professionals in other areas of health and kinesiology.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

Program Requirements:

*Thesis – The thesis shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions prescribed in the University's Graduate Studies Handbook. The thesis will be supervised by a faculty member assigned by the kinesiology chair. Proposals for thesis topics are subject to the supervisor's approval.

*Non-thesis Internship – Students may take a clinical practicum or internship under the supervision of an assigned faculty member. The practicum is 450 hours working with a sport team, approved fitness center, recognized sporting agency, or appropriate government center.

Supervisor Certificate

William Paterson University's sport pedagogy program has been authorized to offer courses for a New Jersey supervisor certificate in conjunction with the College of Education. This endorsement is required for supervisors of instruction who do not hold a standard school administrator or principal endorsement. The supervisor shall be defined as any school officer who is charged with authority and responsibility for the continuing direction and guidance of the work of the instructional personnel. This endorsement also authorizes appointment as an assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and/or instruction.

MS in Exercise and Sports Studies (Exercise Pedagogy concentration)36 Credits
Core (required courses) 9 credits
EXSC 5010 Introduction to Research 3
EXSC 5020 Research Methods and Design 3
EXSC 5030 Seminar in Exercise Science 3
Concentration in Sport Pedagogy (required courses) 15 credits
EXSC 6200 Curriculum Trends and Issues in Physical Education 3
EXSC 6210 Constructivist Curriculum and Teaching in PE 3
EXSC 6220 Supervision in Physical Education 3
EXSC 6230 Research on Curriculum and Supervision in PE 3
EXSC 6240 Human Motor Development 3
Thesis option
EXSC 7800 Thesis 6
Practicum/Internship with comprehensive exam
EXSC 7700 Non-Thesis 6

Upcoming Events

MS in Exercise and Sport Studies Open House

04/24/14 05:30 PM - 04/24/14 07:00 PM

Location: Science Hall Complex Room 2063

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College of Education: Graduate Open House

05/29/14 05:00 PM - 05/29/14 07:00 PM

Location: Valley Road Cafe

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MBA Open House

05/29/14 05:00 PM - 05/29/14 07:00 PM

Location: University Commons 171B

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