Courses & Curriculum

Courses & Curriculum

Advanced Physical Education, MS (Online)

(30 credit hours)   

Teaching Emphasis Courses - 12 Credit hours

PEG 650  Analysis of Curriculum and Teaching    

PEG 660  Advanced Human Growth & Motor Development

PEG 670  Advanced Teaching Methods in Physical Education

PEG 671  Authentic Assessment in Physical Education

Electives (Choose three) - 9 Elective credit hours

PEG 609  Health & Cultural Awareness

PEG 612  Holistic Health

PEG 614  Alternative Medicine

PEG 616  International Health Perspectives

PEG 618  Controversial Issues in Health Education

PEG 620  Leadership in Physical Education and Health

PEG 630  Physical Education for the Exceptional Individual

PEG 632  Recreational Activities for the Exceptional Individual

PEG 640
  Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

PEG 645  Performance Enhancement and Interventions

PEG 646  Sport in Society

PEG 650  Analysis of Curriculum and Teaching

PEG 660 Advanced Human Growth and Motor Development

PEG 651  Coaching Theory and Techniques

PEG 681  Legal Aspects in Sport and Physical Education

PEG 687  Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

** Students may chose any elective the college offers numbered 500 level or above

Research Courses (may complete after one or more courses taken) - 9 Credit hours

PEG 615  Statistics in Health & Physical Education

PEG 680  Research Methods in Health & Physical Education

PEG 684  Capstone in Teaching Health and Physical Education (must come last and alone -- one elective allowed with approval)

Click here for degree requirement summary (DRS) sheet.


PEG 609 Health and Cultural Awareness      3 credits

A multicultural perspective of health, wellness and healing. Focus on health issues and concerns that ethnic minority populations face in the United States. Promotes awareness of the diversity of attitudes, values and beliefs from various cultural backgrounds. Explores traditional healing theories and practices of cultures across the world and their use among our ethnic populations today.

PEG 612 Principles and Foundations of Holistic Health      3 credits

An alternative and complimentary perspective on health and wellbeing. Focus on the most effective holistic approaches to illness and today’s prevention and treatment opportunities. A comparison of holistic modalities to conventional medical practices.

PEG 613 Dimensions in Women’s Health      3 credits

The uniqueness of women’s health issues is examined. Focus on the female population, which has special health needs and concerns that are different from men. Examination of the various dimensions of women’s health and exploration of the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethnic, legal, political and economic influences. Highlights a woman’s lifespan and the factors that affect overall health and well-being.

PEG 614 Alternative Medicine      3 credits

Theory and content related to various topics in the field. May include topics such as reflexology, acupuncture, aromatherapy, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies.

PEG 615 Statistics in Physical Education/Health      3 credits

Descriptive statistical methods including central tendencies, dispersion standard scores, correlation, and probability theory will be addressed. The elements of test construction: table of specifications, reliability, validity and item analysis will be considered. Candidates will become familiar with norm referenced, criterion referenced and performance instruments and will study
the diagnostic teaching model of instruction. Technology will be used to simulate evaluation and statistical analysis.

PEG 616 International Health Perspectives      3 credits

Examines the constantly evolving global health issues of the 21st century. Focus on international health problems and solutions to reduce human pain and suffering. Topics include globalization of international health, changing environmental conditions, nutritional challenges of developing countries and industrialized nations, epidemics of non-communicable and infectious disease, maternal and child health, comparison of health care systems and the future of world health.

PEG 618 Controversial Issues in Health and Society      3 credits

Encourages critical thought on important health issues and provides a context for controversy. Explores dimensions and approaches to the study of health and society. Examines a variety of opposing viewpoints related to health science and personal health using a debate framework. Topics include euthanasia, sexuality and gender issues, human cloning, stem cell research,
organ trafficking, gun control, substance abuse, etc.

PEG 620 Leadership in Physical Education and Athletics      3 credits

Appropriate concepts relating to efficient management and leadership for sport or exercise settings. Management principles and techniques relating to programs, personnel, facilities, and special events.

PEG 630 Physical Education for the Exceptional Individual      3 credits

Principles and objectives of programming for exceptional individuals in physical activity. Diagnostic techniques, activity modifications, contraindicated activities and causes of disabilities.

PEG 632 Recreational Activities for Individuals with Special Needs   3 credits

Development of community recreational facilities and equipment for the handicapped from childhood through old age. Emphasis on promotion, organization and administration.

PEG 640 Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity       3 credits

Psycho-social development, psychological factors in competitive sport and social behavior in sport contexts. Includes emotions, the coach /athlete relationship, motivation, personality and mental training techniques. 

PEG 645 Performance Enhancements and Interventions       3 credits

Educates professionals in learning theoretical constructs and implementing related counseling interventions with athletes. Investigates the application of sport psychology/counseling strategies across many different fields and domains, such as physical education, counseling and sport administration.

PEG 646 Sport in Society      3 credits

A sociological inquiry into North American Sport as a social institution. Sport is examined as a microcosm of the larger society and how it reflects the dominant ideology of the time. Institutional interconnections between family, politics, economics and religion bring the role of sport in society
into focus. Topics such as social stratification, prejudice, discrimination and collective behavior are discussed.

PEG 650 Analysis of Curriculum and Teaching      3 credits

The purpose of this course is to examine the philosophy, objectives, analysis, development, and implementation of curriculum in physical education.

PEG 651 Coaching Theory and Techniques      3 credits

Principles of effective coaching, including the role of the coach, practice planning, leadership theory, sport psychology and teaching motor skills.

PEG 660 Advanced Human Growth and Motor Development      3 credits

The course is designed to study motor development across the lifespan. Special interest will be focused on early environmental influences on development. Students will study early environmental influences on motor development and will learn about factors such as nutrition, parents, alcohol, smoking, coaches and the many other environmental factors that effect the child’s early development and review how their behaviors in and out the classroom influence a child’s development.

PEG 670 Advanced Teaching Methods in Physical Education      3 credits

Examination of Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles in Physical Education. Focus will be on applying the teaching styles to various units in physical education.

PEG 671 Authentic Assessment in Physical Education      3 credits

Content and theory related to authentic and alternative assessment in physical education. Development, implementation and assessment of authentic assessments in physical education included.

PEG 680 Research Methods in Physical & Health Education      3 credits

Identification and delineation of research problems, survey of related literature and detailed examination of various research methods. Attention given to the presentation of research in both written and oral form.

PEG 681 Legal Aspects in Physical Education and Athletics      3 credits

Provides educational personnel the knowledge and understanding of laws pertinent to sport and education. Emphasis on practical situations where litigation most frequently arises.

PEG 684 Capstone in Teaching Physical Education and Health      3 credits

Analysis and evaluation of issues, directed readings, and comprehensive exam of content and theory identified in the program. Professional portfolio developed.

PEG 687 Contemporary Issues in PE/Athletics      3 credits

Focuses on current issues which help define the field of Physical and Health and high school athletics. Students examine the resolution of issues for topics such as meeting the New York State Learning Standards, zero tolerance for substance abuse on athletic teams, sportsmanship, winning and losing, and the state of childhood obesity.