When: Next Masters Cohort Begins Summer 2016
Central Washington University has offered the Health and Physical Education Masters Online Graduate Program since 2001. It is specifically designed for those individuals who are teaching in the field of Physical and Health Education who don't have the time to enroll in school full time or change their location of residence. This program has provided numerous graduates with the information and work ethic to be more effective teachers and has even had some graduates continue to become journal article and book authors as well as state and regional Teachers of the Year. Here is what some of the students say about their experience in the Master's program:
"This program helped me look at the bigger picture of what's happening in the world of physical education and health. The 2year program structure allowed for completing the degree successfully while working as a fulltime PE teacher and parent. I would highly recommend this program."
~ Dan Persse, 2003 NBCT, 2007 WAHPERD TOY, 2008 NW District TOY, Author of "Puzzlewise," NASPE Committee Member. PE Teacher, Blaine
"I live near San Francisco, so when I was searching for a graduate program I had many excellent ones to choose from... the CWU Master's program made me a better teacher and enabled me to become a leader in my district and beyond. The instructors are passionate, knowledgeable and engaged in physical education at all levels. They are a tremendous resource for both students and graduates. If you want to take your teaching to the next level and are selfmotivated, then this is the program for you."
~ Terri Drain, 2006 NBCT, 2007 California TOY, 2008 SW District TOY
"I engaged in extensive research prior to applying to CWU. Directors of prestigious programs unanimously expressed high regard for the CWU online program and the professors involved in this program. The degree of professor involvement was far superior at CWU. The Master's project that I chose was rigorously reviewed; the result is that I now have an ebook for sale."
~ Sharon Bolden, 2008 Instructor, Portland Community College
"I sincerely enjoyed the CWU online program... every class was directly applicable to what I was teaching each and every day. My advice to any future or current students is to manage your time efficiently and effectively. This program does require time and effort. I enjoyed spending time with other professionals with similar situations, frustrations, and goals. We were able to create a strong bond which still exists today."
~ Judy Beard, 2008 PE & Health Teacher, Kittitas Secondary Schools
Health and Physical Education Master's Program Cohort:Students attend this program as a cohort, beginning together a summer two week intensive program continuing until they graduate two years later. The cohort format enhances a feeling of support and collegial relationships that continue until the culmination of the online program.
Summer 2014, 2 courses, 6 credits:
Technology in Health, Physical Education, and Sports Program = 3 credits
Issues in Health, Physical Education, and Sports Programs = 3 credits
Summer 2015, 2 courses, 6 credits:
Systematic Analysis of Teaching Physical Education = 3 credits
Graduate Research = 3 credits
School Year Coursework
2014-2015 Fall, Winter, and Spring = 19 credits
2015-2016 Fall, Winter, and Spring = 15 credits
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|HPE 510||Issues in Health, Physical Education, and Sports Programs||3|
|HPE 557||Research Methods in Health and Physical Education||4|
|HPE 560||Statistical Applications in Health and Physical, Education||4|
|HPE 577||Physical Education Curriculum||3|
|HPE 578||Physical Education Program Promotion||3|
|HPE 579||Supervision of Teaching Physical and Health Education||3|
|HPE 580||Physical Education Grant Writing & Fundraising||3|
|HPE 581||Technology Applications in Health, Physical Education, and Sport Programs||3|
|HPE 595||Graduate Research||3|
|HPE 599||Seminar in Physical Education||2|
|HPE 700||Culminating Project/Thesis||6|
|PE 540||SocioPsychological Dimensions of Sport||3|
|PE 560||Systematic Analysis of Physical Education||3|
|PE 561||Curriculum Trends in Physical Education||3|
Central Washington University – Health and Physical Education Faculty:
Dr. Ken Briggs, Department Chair and Professor of Physical Education, School and Public Health Current and past teaching, coaching, advising, and administrative experiences:
- Coordinator of Drug Education for CWU Athletic Department
- Director of Health Education
- Director of CWU Wellness Hour
- Advisor of Graduate Thesis/Project Work
- Junior High School Coach
- Junior High Biology and PE, Health Teacher
- Leadership Training Clinician
- High School PE Teacher and Coach
- President, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
- K12 Physical Education teacher
- Club Soccer Coach U6U19
- High School Soccer and Basketball Coach
- CoDirector College Intramural
- Director of PESPH Program
- Collegiate Soccer Coach
- High School and College Athlete (tennis)
- High School and Junior High School Track Coach
- K9 Physical Education Teacher
- Coordinator of Undergraduate Physical Education
- Coordinator of Graduate Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education
- Supervisor of Student Teachers
- Cooperating Teacher in Physical Education
- Chair of Graduate Thesis
- K5 Physical Education Teacher
- Supervisor of Student Teachers
Additional Program Information:
Summer Sessions: Each CWU Master of Science in Health and Physical Education (HPE) cohort will participate in two, four week summer sessions. The first session (during the cohort's first summer) will initiate the beginning of the program. These are designed to establish a relationship with fellow cohort members, which enhances the experience, learning and support of each HPE cohort. It also is designed to increase the technology understanding and provide applicable information to increase the likelihood of success.
Cost: Contact the CWU Admissions Office http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/ .
Application: Apply directly to CWU Graduate School via their web site http://www.cwu.edu/masters/. Application review will begin March 2, 2012. There is limited enrollment. Apply early!
Questions: Please contact Dr. Kirk Mathias (firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-2052) if you are interested in learning more about this degree or have questions. Be sure to check back to CWU's PESPH Department web site for updates.