PSU’s Master of Education (MEd) in Physical Education serves professionals who seek to further their careers in such fields as sports facility management, adventure education programs at resorts, private clubs and camps, coaching, and directing athletic or recreation programs.
Our Adventure Education concentration is offered through partnerships with Project Adventure and High 5 Adventure Learning Center, two leading providers of professional training in adventure education. Through multi-day workshops, guided projects and other customized learning experiences, you will choose 19 credits of specialization component coursework that are taken directly through either Project Adventure or High 5. The master’s core courses and capstone completed directly through PSU are delivered online.
The Athletic Administration concentration is for students seeking career opportunities within the professional and collegiate sport industry. Occupational paths for athletic administration graduates include sport facility and arena management; professional sport organizations; managerial positions at sporting goods companies; management of resorts, private clubs, and camps; and managerial jobs in governmental agencies and sport marketing organizations.
Students can complete the 33-36 credit MEd in Physical Education program by choosing from the following concentrations
This is a 34 credit Master of Education (MEd) in Physical Education with a concentration in Adventure Education. This distance learning program is designed for students who have a physical education background, and does not require students to complete coursework on the Plymouth, NH campus. Students who do not have a background in physical education should consider the MEd in Experiential Learning and Development.
Total for MEd in Physical Education, Adventure Education Concentration – 34 credits
The curriculum includes coursework in organizational theory, personnel management, sports marketing, and liability issues. The program is designed to meet the interests and needs of students coming from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, including business management. Individual coursework and electives are determined on the basis of the candidate’s educational experience, vocational training, needs, and interests.
Prior college-level coursework or the equivalent in fitness activities, adventure skills, motor learning and development, dual and team sports, kinesiology, human anatomy and physiology, first aid, CPR, and personal wellness may be required to pursue this degree.
Total for MEd in Physical Education, Athletic Administration Concentration – 33-36 credits
Admissions requirements for MEd in Physical Education requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application
3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
Official transcripts from any/all college level work
Three professional recommendations
Statement of interest
NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
$75 application fee
Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!
Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.
Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.
New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to email@example.com or faxed to 603-535-2724.
Registering for Workshop Credit? Students must register for workshop course credits within 30 days of their workshop, and must submit their work before the end of the term in which the course occurs. Guided Projects do not need to occur in the same term as the workshop. In order to receive credit for the adventure learning workshops, students must complete the appropriate registration form and submit it directly to the Registrar’s Office. Project Adventure/High 5 Learning Workshop Registration Form
NOTE: All reflection papers and guided project coursework should be submitted directly to Dr. Hannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventure Ed Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix hows a tentative schedule of when Adventure Education classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.
Athletic Administration Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Athletic Administration classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.