Physical Education MA

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Teaching in Physical Education


The Master of Arts programs in Curriculum & Teaching in Physical Education will not be accepting applications for the 2023 cycle. Please check back for more information.

Our M.A. in Curriculum & Teaching in Physical Education focuses on the area of movement sciences called physical education and culture.

Our work examines how sociocultural, political, and economic forces have an impact on the body, school PE, physical activity, fitness, and health. In today’s context of public health, we are particularly interested in understanding how health disparities, structural inequalities, and the materiality of the socio-educational and economic resources young people have access to in the local community contexts of their daily lives inform their physicality development and health.

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More about Physical Culture

Physical culture is about body movement and performance in spaces such as PPE class, sport, health/fitness, dance and more.

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) encompasses the diversely focused field of scholarly work which is united by a commitment toward engaging varied dimensions or expressions of (in)active bodies or physical culture (Andrews & Silk, 2011). In this physical culture is understood as “cultural practices in which the physical body – the way it moves, is represented, has meanings assigned to it, and is imbued with power – is central” (Vertinsky, quoted in Silk & Andrews, 2011) Physical Cultural Studies is closely related to the fields of sport sociology, cultural studies, sociology of the body, body culture studies, queer studies and disability studies.

Visit our Physical Culture & Education Concentration page to learn more.

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Admissions Information

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Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 32

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Application Requirements

 Requirement
 Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
 Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
 Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
 $75 Application Fee
 Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
 *Program is no longer running and therefore not accepting applications*

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

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A minimum of thirty-two (32) credits is required for the degree. (*R means Required)

COURSES

CREDITS

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES (15 credits required)

BBSR 5040 Curriculum Theory in Physical Education *R

BBSR 5240 Fieldwork in Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education *R

3


3

BBSR 4080 Constructivist Pedagogies in Physical Education

3

BBSR 5041 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education

Fieldwork in analysis of teaching Physical Education

3

3

BBSR 5120 Critical issues in Physical Culture and Education *R

3

BBSR 5543 Seminar in Physical Education *R

3

Total number of physical education & physical culture credits (15 credits required)

 

RESEARCH METHODS COURSE (3 credits required)

BBSR 4001 Qualitative Research Methods in Biobehavioral Sciences *R

3

Total number of research methods credits

(3 credits required)

 

MOVEMENT SCIENCE AND EDUCATION COURSES (3-14 credits)

BBSR 4090 Physical Fitness, Weight Control and Relaxation

3

BBSR 4005 Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics

3

BBSR 4095 Applied Physiology I

3

BBSR 5028 Motor Development

3

BBSR 4060 Motor learning *R (or Motor Development)

3

BBSR 5582 Research Design in Movement Science and Education

3

Total number of movement science and education credits (minimum 3 credits up to 14 credits)

 

HEALTH EDUCATION COURSES (0-9 credits)

HBSS 4100 Introduction to Health Education

3

HBSS 4000 Introduction to Nutrition

3

BBSR 5095 Exercise & Health

3

HBSS 4100 Introduction to Health Education

3

HBSS 4110 Health Promotion for Children & Adolescents

3

HBSS 4150 Sport Nutrition

3

Total number of health education credits

(0-9 credits)

 

ELECTIVES (0-9 credits)

BBSR 4002 Visual Methods and Education

3

A&HA 5005 Visual Arts Research Methods

3

A&HA 5086 Art in Visual Culture

3

A&HA 6003 Critical Perspectives and practices in the arts

3

A&H 4065 Media and gender

 

CCPJ 4180 LGBT(Q) Issues

3

HBSS 4016 Health Education for Teachers

3

ITSF 5008 Gender, Education & International Development

3

C&T 5563 Explore Gender and Sexuality in Practice

3

MSTU 5002 Culture, Media, and Education

3

C&T 4010 Immigration & Curriculum

3

C&T 4032 Gender Difference and Curriculum

3

C&T 4000 Disability, Exclusion, Schooling

3

Total number of electives credits

(0-9 credits)

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS FROM ALL ABOVE

(MINIMUM 32 CREDITS REQUIRED)

 

 

 

AREA OF FOCUS IN PHYSICAL CULTURE AND EDUCATION

Suggested courses:

ELECTIVES

BBSR 4002 Visual Methods and Education

3

A&H 4065 Media and Gender

3

MSTU 5002 Culture, Media, and Education

3

A&HA 5005 Visual Arts Research Methods

3

A&HA 5086 Art in Visual Culture

3

CCPJ 4180 LGBT(Q) Issues

3

ITSF 5008 Gender, Education, & International Development

3

C&T 5563 Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Curriculum Practice

3

MSTU 5002 Culture, Media, and Education

3

C&T 4010 Immigration & Curriculum

3

C&T 4032 Gender Difference and Curriculum

3

CCPJ 4000 Disability, Exclusion, Schooling *R

3

 

INTEGRATIVE PAPER 

In addition to the satisfactory completion of the coursework (minimum 32 credits), each student is required to complete an independent research project: the integrative paper. For the Integrative paper, the research topic must be approved by the Program Director. (Required course: BBSR4001 Qualitative Research Methods in Biobehavioral Sciences). Prior to graduation, the integrative paper must be submitted to and approved by the Program Director.

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