2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    Mar 24, 2023  
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Physical Education [Non-Certification]

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Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Teacher certification is not necessary for this degree program. However, students in this program must concentrate in the same field as their undergraduate major or have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours in the desired field. If a student wishes to change fields, undergraduate course work may be required to complete any deficiencies that may exist in the new discipline.  This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states. 

II. Concentration Courses: 27 hours

A. Choose one of the following emphasis areas: 18 hours

1. Athletic Training

BOC certification or eligibility for BOC certification is required for this emphasis.

2. Exercise Science

3. Physical Education

4. Sport Management

B. Elective hours in Physical Education: 9 hours

  • Nine hours in physical education in addition to the courses selected above to meet the desired emphasis (9)

Total Required: 33 hours


  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
  2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

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