Degree Plan for M.A. in Sport and Fitness Administration

To obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Physical Education, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours and successfully complete the Master of Arts Comprehensive Examination with a passing evaluation.  The program of study will be comprised of the following core areas and program area emphasis courses:

            HHP Department Core (9 semester hours)
            Program Emphasis Courses (21 semester hours) 
            Approved Electives (6 semester hours)

*Students opting for a thesis option (instead of taking the M.A. Comprehensive Exam) will follow a similar program of study, but will be required to take two additional research oriented courses to facilitate their study. Additional research technique courses for the thesis option are available on this webpage (click here for more information on courses required for the M.A. Thesis-Based Option).

HHP Department Core (9 semester hours)

  • PEP 6305 - Measurement in Health and Physical Education 
  • Two of the following three courses:
    • PEP 6306 - Gender and Cultural Issues
    • PEP 7303 - Urban Fitness Program Development and Implementation
    • PEP 7312 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan

Program Emphasis Courses (21 semester hours)
The courses listed below can fulfill the Program Emphasis component of your degree plan taken in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.  Other courses outside of HHP (e.g., Business, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Communications, etc.) may be added to the program as designated by the student’s advisor.

  •  PEP 6321 - Sport in Contemporary Society
  •  PEP 6355 - Promotional Strategies for Sport
  •  PEP 6397 - Media Relations and Sport (anticipated new course)
  •  PEP 7306 - Administrative Principles of Sports and Exercise Programs
  •  PEP 7307 - Implementing Legal Strategies in Sport and Fitness Programs
  •  PEP 7308 - Sport Facility Administration
  •  PEP 7309 - Sport Finance

Approved Electives (6 semester hours)

  •  PEP 6340 - Principles of Motor Learning
  •  PEP 6309 - Policies & Governance of Sport Organizations
  •  PEP 6331 - Strength Training Anatomy
  •  PEP 7393 - Internship & Practicum