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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Physical Education (APH)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 13.1314
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (EDP)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue PED214
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Haichun Sun
Phone: 813-974-0119
Email: sun@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/physed/Programs.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

This degree is designed for anyone interested in the lifelong process of becoming a reflective, effective teacher who is prepared to lead youngsters to become physically active for a lifetime. The master's degree in Physical Education is offered online only. Consequently, an I-20 cannot be issued for international students to come to Tampa to enroll in this program. If accepted to the program, international students may only enroll in the program's online courses from outside the United States.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

For admission, all programs require earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent.Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent bachelor's and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution and satisfying at least one of the following criteria:
      A B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division
      student in a Baccalaureate degree
      OR
      A previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of at least
      a 3.5
  • Proof of initial certification (Plan I)

International Students
Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the major of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15
All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  1. A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  2. Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

Physical Education K-12

Two plans are available:

PLAN I
Program of Study30 hours minimum
Core Requirements: 6 hours minimum
EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement3
EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research3
OR (Exercise Science Concentration)
EDF 6407 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research 14
Other 24 hours determined by Program.
 
PLAN III
Program of Study 30 hours minimum
Core Requirements6 hours minimum
EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement3
EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research3
Other Requirements
PET 6419 Clinical Supervision in Physical Education3
PET 6443 Instructional Design and Content: Games3
PET 6444 Instructional Design and Content: Dance and Gymnastics3
PET 6516 Learner Assessment in School Based Physical Education3
PET 6706 Analysis of Research in Physical Education3
PET 6716 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education3
Electives 6 hours
PET 6419 Sport Psychology3
PET 6447 Grant Writing in PE3
PET6447 Adapted PE3
 
Comprehensive Exam
A written comprehensive examination is required during the semester in which the student completes the requirements for the master's degree.

Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDF6432, EDF6481, EDF6407, PET6535C, EDG6931, EDG6931, PET6396, EDG6931, PET6003, PET6081, PET6085, PET6367, PET6388, PET6389, PET6396, PET6419, PET6496, PET6496, PET6496, PET6971, PET6906, PET6910,