The Master of Arts in Education in Health & Physical Education is designed for students who hold either health and/or physical education certification who wish to take their education to the next level for wider career opportunities and greater earning potential. Increase your professional development as you learn about:
Wingate University's School of Sport Sciences designed the program in 2006 for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and have successfully completed a student teaching experience in physical education. The program consists of 36 semester hours leading to the Master of Arts in Education in Physical Education Degree with graduate-level (“M”) licensure in Physical Education (K-12).
Classes are held evenings at Wingate University's convenient downtown Matthews location serving the metro Charlotte area.
All courses include a research component that involves the teaching process and/or factors affecting the learning/teaching/education process. Students complete a portfolio as a culminating project consisting of related research materials designed to enhance the decision-making and leadership abilities of the graduates. The students who complete the program are prepared to assume a major role in formulating individual/group goals and planning approaches to meet them. Also, they will have an enhanced knowledge in the use of technology. Finally, the underpinning wellspring of the graduate program is the “Effective Facilitator of Learning Conceptual Model.” (See Appendix A in the Graduate Catalog)
In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Education in Health & Physical Education, an applicant must:
Click here for course descriptions
1. ED 560: Developing and Demonstrating Teacher Leadership
2. ED 552: Assessment and Structural
3. ED 534: Understanding and Using Research Methods and Techniques or ED 535: Action Research
Total Hours: 9
Physical Education Courses:
1. HPE 531: Sport And Exercise Psychology
2. HPE 533: Human and Motor Control/Learning in Physical Education and Sport
3. HPE 541: Analysis and Supervision of Teaching in Physical Education and Sport
4. HPE 543: Advanced Foundations of Teaching, Health, PE and Coaching
5. HPE 551: Nutrition and Exercise Fitness
6. HPE: Healthful Living Instructions/Strategies
The graduate course is designed for the classroom teacher to provide information for the organizing and administering developmentally appropriate programs in elementary-middle school comprehensive school health programs. Materials align with the North Carolina Standards in the content areas of Health Education.
7. HPE: Curriculum Content for Healthful Living
The graduate level course will develop understanding of curriculum content for personal, interpersonal, substance abuse and human sexuality healthful issues and skills for teaching health to public school students.
1. (Pass/fail-no credit) HPE 625 Leadership Portfolio Completion
Total Program Hours: 30
Candidates for the Master of Arts in Education in Physical Education Teacher Education must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work in accordance with the prescribed program of study with an overall grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher and no grade below a “C.” A professional portfolio that reflects related research materials from the course work must be submitted and approved in order to complete the degree program. Students are allowed up to six years from the date of official acceptance to complete the program.
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) will be administered in the Bridges Building Computer Lab at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates in 2011: January 25, February 22, March 29 and May 17.
The cost is $65, which is due on the date of the test (check or exact amount in cash only). To receive a booklet containing test information and to register for the MAT, call 704-849-3400 or the Thayer School of Education at 704-233-8127.
Click here for MAT registration form
John Acquaviva, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences
Ph.D., Florida State University
Christi DeWaele, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas
Abbey Dondanville, LAT, ATC; Assistant Professor
Clinical Coordinator for Athletic Training Education
Dennis Johnson, Associate Professor of Sport Sciences
Ed.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro
Dan McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro