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Physical Education (Education, M.S.Ed.)

This 30-credit track is an advanced program to understand best practices and the most updated research in the field of teaching and learning in HPE. This research track concludes with a student-lead thesis project. The practice track concludes with a student internship. The emphasis areas include adapted physical education, coaching education, and curriculum & instruction for teaching licensure.

Physical Education (Education, M.S.Ed.)


Description


What is Physical Education at ODU like?

This 30-credit track is an advanced program to understand best practices and the most updated research in the field of teaching and learning in HPE. This research track concludes with a student-lead thesis project. The practice track concludes with a student internship. The emphasis areas include adapted physical education, coaching education, and curriculum & instruction for teaching licensure.

Program Highlights


What makes Physical Education at ODU unique?

  • Field based experiences

  • Early field placement in schools

  • lPracticum

  • Student teaching in schools

  • Internship with athletic programs

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Potential Careers include:

Health & Physical Education Teacher

Health & Physical Education Teacher 

Health & Physical Education Teacher

Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's Physical Education Program? Additional Campus Resources include: ODU Career Development Services

 

Courses


What are some courses offered in Physical Education at ODU?

HPE 718:
Applied Learning and Coaching Theory


This course examines applied theories of learning and coaching in sport and physical education. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the differing coaching/learning theories and strategies, designing effective practice and game plans, and learning the different learning levels and styles through observing, analyzing, and critiquing skills. Current research and practice will be emphasized.

HPE 719:
Planning and Administration in PE and Sport Programs


This course is designed to provide in-depth information about the planning and administrative aspects of sport/physical education programs. Content includes, but is not limited to, teaching/training planning, safety and injury prevention, behavioral management, field/facility maintenance, budgetary considerations, public relations, and legal and risk management procedures associated with coaching/teaching PE.

HPE 740:
Motor Learning and Development


This course covers a combination of motor development and motor learning topics. The course information and structure are designed to optimize practitioners? effectiveness in the classroom and on the field via practical application of motor behavior theories, concepts and principles. Attention is directed toward understanding the acquisition of skills from the fundamental, initial level to the sport-specific, more advanced level, toward optimal age and skill-level practices and developing appropriate motor skill assessments for infants through older adulthood. Past and current research findings are incorporated into each of the course topics.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Physical Education at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Physical Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

  • A demonstrated computer literacy.

For admission to the Physical Education program


GPA:

A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 and a GPA of 3.00 in the undergraduate major courses.


GRE:

A score of at least 291 (900 by former scoring standard) in the quantitative and verbal portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE scores are required for consideration of admission for all candidates. (In some circumstances, students who have either a low GPA or a low GRE score may be considered for admission with provisional status).


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Graduate Assistaintship


A competitive Graduate Assistantship is available for qualified candidates.

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Justin Haegele


Location:

2009 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

(757) 683-5338


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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