Required Courses I (13 hours)

  • BIO 590 (3) Cardiovascular Physiology
  • PES 606 (3) Motor Learning and Human Performance
  • PEs 631/HSC 631 (4) Physiology of Exercise
  • PES 670/HSC 670 (3) Research Methods for Physical Education and Sport, Health and Recreation

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select from the following:

  • HSC 544 (3) Biostatistics
  • PES 672 (3) Statistics for Physical Education and Sport, Health and Recreation

Required Courses III (3-6 hours)

Select either Plan A: Thesis or Plan B: Independent Study from the following:

  • PES 691 (3) Independent Study
  • PES 698 (1-6) Thesis

Electives (8-11 hours)

Select hours in consultation with an advisor

Total:  30 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • An oral examination in the field of specialization may be given at the discretion of the department.  The department reserves the right to administer a comprehensive examination after the completion of approximately 20 hours of course work as a tool to secure information to be used in counseling the student toward the completion of the selected program.
  • Students must consult with an advisor prior to taking a 500-level course.
  • Students must present 20 or more semester hours of classes at or above 600-level for this degree.
  • A maximum of six hours of credit in practicum, field study, and internship courses may be applied toward the completion of this degree program.
  • Individualized graduate programs for specific areas of interest such as Special Physical Education may be arranged in consultation with an advisor and with the Graduate Coordinator's approval.