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Physical Education (MS)

Master of Science

Develop the knowledge and skills needed for success outside of teaching with the master’s in physical education (non-certification) program. Choose from our four concentrations to build the degree that suits your needs: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport Management. Curriculum for the physical education master’s program was developed by R.T. Floyd, an award-winning athletic training professional and past president of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research & Education Foundation, who has worked at UWA for more than 40 years.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus, Online

Academic Term

Fall, Spring, Summer

Number of Credits


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Sample Courses

PE510 Protective Techniques for Injuries

3 Credits

Taping and wrapping techniques used in athletic training including instruction in fabricating and applying protective equipment, pads, splints, and supports. Hands-on practical experience emphasized in laboratory sessions. Project required.

PE540 Techniques of Research in Human Performance

3 Credits

Methods and techniques in research. Requirements include: analyzing current research, developing a competency in research writing, and conducting a research project.

PE543 Kinesiology

3 Credits

Musculoskeletal system and body movements involved in various motor skills. Analysis of body movement studied through manual muscle testing and application of mechanical principles.

Career Outlook

The MS in Physical Education is great for individuals seeking physical education careers in hospitals, corporate fitness, collegiate athletics, sport management, and more and for current professionals who are ready to boost their physical education salary potential.

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