Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Master of Education in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

The Master of Education degree is designed for students who wish to pursue professional study in education as classroom teachers, counselors, supervisors, administrators, or in specialized areas. To review the full admission and degree requirements for the M. Ed. in HPER degree program, see the Graduate Catalog.

Admission. Requirements for admission are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies
  2. A Class A teaching certificate, or its equivalent.
    Course work included in the Class A teaching certification program in Health and Physical Education or undergraduate course work taken by those seeking a waiver of the Class A teaching certificate rule in Health and Physical Education must include the following: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and measurement and evaluation in physical education or an approved statistics course. Students who do not have these prerequisite courses may take other graduate classes while they complete the undergraduate work.
  3. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or 3.00 on the last 64 hours of required coursework.
  4. A satisfactory score on a nationally recognized, standardized test of writing skills: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Writing Portion – 3.5 or above

Curriculum. Students enrolled in the M. Ed. in HPER must complete the following courses:

Master of Education in HPER………………………………………………………… 33

  1. Core Education Courses……………………………………………………9
    EPY 601, ELR 605, CUR 608
  2. Required Courses…………………………………………………………….18
    PER 601, PER 611, PER 680, PER 684, PER 685, HSE 636

Interest Area Electives………………………………………………………………6

  1. Electives in HPE&R*……………………………………………..3
  2. Electives……………………………………………………………….3

*Students who do not hold a Bachelor’s Degree in HPER or related area MUST take PER 638.

Degree Requirements. A candidate for the Master of Education degree in the College of Education and Human Sciences is required to meet the following:

  1. Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University.
  2. Complete graduate work consisting of core courses, major field hours and elective hours as specified. At least one half of major field courses must be at 600-level or higher.
  3. Earn a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the major field and overall.
  4. Earn a B average on the education core courses (ELR 605, EPY 601, and CUR 608).
  5. Pass an oral and/or written examination in the candidate’s major field administered by a committee appointed by the division chair.
  6. Optional. With the consent of the advisor, a candidate may elect to write a thesis for 6 semester hours of credit in the major field.

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Graduate assistantships are offered to students seeking work experience as athletic coaches, athletic trainers, sports information personnel, and personal trainers in the health and wellness area.

Graduate assistants help to complete athletic, athletic training, and wellness professional staffs. Assistantships may be available in the Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Contacts


Timothy E. Colbert
Chair
tcolbert@deltastate.edu
P: 662-846-4561
F: 662-846-4571

Franco Zengaro – HPER Graduate Studies Coordinator
fzengaro@deltastate.edu
P: 662-846-4557