Exercise & Wellness

Master of Science in Physical Education with an option in Exercise and Wellness

National emphasis on people living healthier lifestyles has never been greater. Students in the Exercise and Wellness option learn the knowledge and skills necessary to serve as professionals in this ever-expanding field. Students take courses in applied exercise physiology, bioenergetics, and lifetime wellness to provide a thorough grounding in theory and research. The curriculum concludes with an internship in which the student works with a mentor in a sports conditioning facility, hostital wellness center, corporate wellness program, commercial fitness facility, YMCA, or campus fitness facility. Graduates of the program are well prepared to certify through one of the many certification organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine or National Strength and Conditioning Association and obtain professional positions in fitness centers, corporate or hospital wellness programs, community health, fitness and recreation agencies or as personal trainers or strength and conditioning specialists.

Curriculum
Course

Hours

PHE 717 Bioenergetics in Physical Activity (required)

  3

PHE 730 Sports Information; Media Relations                                                            3

PHE 762 Adapted Physical Activity (recommended)

  3

PHE 775 Tests and Measurements in PE (recommended)

  3

PHE 790 Special Topics in PE (recommended)

  3

PHE 800 Research Methods in Health & PE (required)

  3

PHE 805 Dance in P-12 curriculum

  3

PHE 810 Financial Aspects of Sport 

  3

PHE 812 Lifetime Wellness (required)

  3

PHE 814 Sport Marketing, Promotions and Fund Raising

  3

PHE 821 Physiological Basis of Physical Fitness (required)

  3

PHE 822 Society of Sport                                                                                           

  3

PHE 823 Sport and Exercise Physiology (recommended)                                             

  3

PHE 835 Legal Issues in Sport (recommended)

  3

PHE 839 Applied Learning in PE (Sports Administration Option)

  3

PHE 848 History and Philosophy of Sport

  3

PHE 850 Event and Facility Management

  3

PHE 869 Organization and Administration of Athletics

  3

PHE 871 Internship in Exercise & Wellness (required)

  6

PHE 875 Seminar in Physical Education   3

PHE 885 Independent Study 

  3

PHE 891 Issues in Physical Education (Exercise & Sport)                                                3

CAPSTONE PROJECT:

GRD 888d MS Physical Education - Exercise and Wellness Project Review (required)

 

  0

  • Students complete 30 credit hours to earn the Master of Science degree.

  • The program may be completed in three semesters or one calendar year if pursued full-time.

  • A maximum of 9 hours of 700 level courses is permitted.

  • A thesis is not required in the program.   

  • 888d is required. Student must have completed 18 hours to register, and it is preferable that the student be enrolled in 871 or have a clear goal of the intended internship. 

Typical Sequence in
Exercise & Wellness

FALL

Course Prefix

Course

Hours

PHE 775   

Tests & Measurements in PE

   3

PHE 800    Research Methods    3

PHE 814  

Sport Marketing

   3

PHE 821   

Physiological Basis of Physical Fitness 

   3

SPRING

Course Prefix

Course

Hours

PHE 717    Bioenergetics    3

PHE 762   

Adapted Physical Activity

   3

PHE 812 

Lifetime Wellness

   3

PHE 823

Sport & Exercise Physiology

   3

SUMMER

Course Prefix

Course

Hours

PHE 871

Internship in Exercise/Wellness

  6

GRD 888d

Capstone Project

TBA

 
Graduate Coordinator - Dr. Heather Adams-Blair (heather.adams-blair@eku.edu).
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