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Physical Education, Strength and Conditioning Concentration, MS

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The Physical Education, Strength and Conditioning Concentration, MS program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate major in physical education, or its equivalent, who wish to pursue new career directions related to the field in community-based organizations, such as business, industry, agencies, hospitals and educational settings or who wish to enhance their undergraduate preparation through advanced study.

Applicants who do not possess an adequate background in physical education and/or related areas will be required to make up course deficiencies. Such background course work will not be applied to the graduate program’s minimum credit requirements.

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Program Highlights 

The MS in Physical Education is a professional degree program designed for individuals with an undergraduate major in physical education who wish to obtain professional licensure or enhance their undergraduate preparation through advanced study.

The MS in Physical Education program offers:

  • Courses in the new Adrian Tinsley Center, equipped with state of the art exercise physiology and biomechanics labs and equipment
  • Courses offered in the late afternoon or evening, and during the summer to accommodate the working professional
  • When appropriate, individualized study can be provided through directed studies, theses or projects
  • Opportunities to take elective courses outside the department
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Benefits of a state institution that has been training teachers for more than 170 years
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

 Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Maura Rosenthal

Admissions Requirements 

  • Online application - A completed online application and $50 application fee
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum GPA - Minimum GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a minimum GPA of 3.0 based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three appropriate letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor)
  • Personal Statement -Prepare a brief, but careful statement regarding the reasons you want to pursue graduate work in this field, your specific interest and experiences in this field, and your career goals
  • *GRE Scores are not required

Application Deadlines 
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Sessions: February 1

Curriculum 

Required Courses (27 credits)

Electives (3 credits)

Specific course selection will be made by the advisor and the student based upon the student’s professional background and program objectives.

Exit Requirement: Culminating Experience

All candidates will be required to show evidence of a culminating experience by successfully completing one of the following:

Total Minimum Credits: 30

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*Please see the Graduate Academic Policies section of the Graduate Academic Catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

***For the most up-to-date information regarding course descriptions, please visit our University Catalog.

Funding Opportunities 

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews.  For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

The MS in Physical Education is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at finaid@bridgew.edu.

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