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Physical Education, School Health and Movement Studies

College of Education and Professional Studies

Master of Science in Health and Physical Education

When: Next Masters Cohort Begins Summer 2020

Duration of Program: 2 years and 2 summers (47 credits)
Program Description:

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:
 
"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 self-motivated, 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
 "The CWU Master’s program provided me the opportunity to network with,
 and learn from, other talented teachers in the field of physical education. 
 The program challenge me to reflect on my teaching, and provided
 learning opportunities to enhance what I do in my classes.  I completed
 my master’s feeling that my learning opportunities were worthwhile, and
 left with an extended network of PE colleagues to continue to learn from.  I
 would highly recommend this program to any physical education teacher!"
 
 ~Sara Russell, 2009, PE & Health Teacher, Maple Valley, WA
 2011 Nationally Board Certified, 2014 SHAPE Washington HS PE Teacher of the Year, 2015 Northwest District HS PE Teacher of the Year, 2016 SHAPE America National HS PE Teacher of the Year

Health and Physical Education Master's Program Cohort:

Students attend the 2-year program as a cohort starting during the first summer continuing until they graduate in the spring of the 2nd year. The cohort format enhances a feeling of support and collegial relationships that continue until the culmination of the online program.

Format: 

Summer Coursework

Summer 2019, 2 courses, 6 credits (Online):

  HPE 540: Psycho-Social Perspectives in Health & Physical Education = 3 credits

  HPE 581: Technological Applications in Health & Physical Education = 3 credits

Summer 2020, 2 courses, 6 credits (Online):

   HPE 561: Tactical Applications to Movement Development & Sport= 3 credits

   HPE 572: Skills-based Health Education = 3 credits

School Year Coursework

   2019-2020 Fall, Winter, and Spring = 20 credits

   2020-2021 Fall, Winter, and Spring = 15 credits

Program Content:
 
Course Number Course Title Credits     Qtr   
HPE 540 Psycho-Social Perspectives in Health & Physical Education 3 S
HPE 557 Research Methods in Health & Physical Education 4 F
HPE 558 Instructional Models in Physical Education 3 F
HPE 560 Statistical Applications in Health & Physical Education 4 Sp
HPE 561 Tactical Applications to Movement Development & Sport 3 S
HPE 562 Pedagogical Design & Analysis in Physical Education 3 W
HPE 563 Systematic Analysis of Teaching Physical Education  3 W
HPE 572 Skills-Based Health Education 3 S
HPE 573 Pedagogical Strategies in School Health Education 3 F
HPE 577 Assessment & Evaluation in Health & Physical Education 3 Sp
HPE 578 Program Promotion & Grant Writing in Health & Physical Education 3 W
HPE 579 Principles & Techniques of Supervision in Health & Physical Education   3 Sp
HPE 581 Technological Applications in Health & Physical Education 3 S
HPE 700 Thesis/Project/Examination 6 F,W,Sp 
                                                                                             Total Credits 47  
 
Additional Program Information:

Summer Sessions: Each CWU Master of Science in Health and Physical Education (HPE) cohort will enroll in 2 summer sessions online. Typical credit load per summer is 6 credits.

Cost: Access the Registrar Services site for current Tuition and Fees http://www.cwu.edu/registrar/tuition-and-fees

Application: Access this site http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/apply to apply as a graduate student. Application Materials are due to Graduate Office by April 1, 2020 (Contact Graduate Coordinator if you miss the deadline for possible admission).

Questions: Please contact Dr. Mark Perez at Mark.Perez@cwu.edu or 509-963-1919 if you are interested in learning more about this degree program or if you have additional questions. Be sure to check back to CWU's PESHMS Department web site for updates.

HPE Graduate Faculty

Dr. Mark Perez, HPE Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Judy Beard

Dr. Tanjian Liang

Dr. Kirk Mathias

Dr. Heidi Henschel Pellett

Dr. Stefan Ward

 

 

 

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