Physical Education Graduate Program
Pedagogy & Coaching
The Graduate Physical Education Program has two concentration areas: pedagogy and coaching. Both areas have a thesis option (MS) which is comprised of 24 semester hours of course work and 6 semester hours of thesis, and non-thesis option (MA) which is comprised of 36 semester hours of course work. This program does not lead to a Nebraska Teaching Certificate or Coaching Endorsement.
Special Admission Requirements for physical education pedagogy, physical education coaching, exercise science without an internship, exercise science with an internship, and physical activity in health promotion concentrations.
In addition to normal requirements, the following are required:
Two letters of recommendation sent directly to HPER
GRE score of 800 (Verbal + Quantiative)
Statement of goals and rationale for entering graduate program (maximum of 300 words)
Pedagogy Graduate Requirement
The pedagogy concentration area is designed for the physical education student who is interested in studying teacher effectivemness research, instructional strategies, and curriculum issues.
The Graduate Coaching Concentration Program
The Coaching Concentration area is designed for the physical education teacher and classrooom teacher who coach and are interested in coaching effectiveness research, psychological and sociological principles as they relate to sport, and selected topics in sports medicine.