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Department of Movement Sciences

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401

Phone: (208) 885-7921

Fax: (208) 885-5929

Email: movementsciences@uidaho.edu

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M.Ed. Physical Education and Physical Activity Pedagogy

The program offers opportunities to become involved in nationally-recognized research and to work hand-in-hand with local schools to promote movement, physical activity, fitness and wellness.

A Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in physical education and physical activity pedagogy has two options.

Coursework is delivered all online:

Provides certified teachers an opportunity to continue their education in the study of physical activity pedagogy. Students can enter fall, spring or summer semester for this one-year program. Students need to have completed certification in teaching physical education. You will take coursework in advanced physical activity pedagogy. This includes coursework in physical activity pedagogy such as curriculum and program development, health promotion, principles of behavior change, assessment of physical activity, contemporary issues in physical activity and health as well as coursework in education such as model of teaching and schools in context. In addition, students can continue coursework into a doctorate in sport pedagogy and character education.

Curriculum and Sequencing:

Summer I

  • ED 574: Introduction to Qualitative Research (3 cr) OR

  • ED 571: Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 cr)

  • PEP 522: Pedagogy Applied to HPERD (3 cr) 

Fall

  • H&S 490: Health Promotion (3 cr)

  • H&S 535: Principles of Behavior Change (3 cr) 

  • Elective: Chosen from Movement Sciences or Education (3 cr)

Spring

  • PEP 523: Assessment in Physical Activity (3 cr)

  • Elective: Chosen from Movement Sciences or Education (3 cr)

Summer II

  • PEP 544: Program Development in HPERD (3 cr)

  • PEP 502: Directed Study-Culminating Project (3 cr)

This option provides applicants with an undergraduate degree an opportunity to get a graduate degree plus teacher certification in physical education. 

You will take coursework in advanced physical activity pedagogy and research. In addition, you will take coursework related to certification in physical education. This includes movement, physical activity and foundation courses, and after acceptance into teacher education, you will take pedagogy courses in physical education and education, culminating in a semester-long internship Students often take additional coursework (approximately 21 cr) to attain certification in health also.

The following provides a possible program of study (students often transfer previous coursework related to the movement, physical activity and foundation courses):

Certification Coursework Only

Movement, Skill and Foundation courses (min. 4 credit related to experience)

Skill analysis courses in 1 individual sport, 1 team sport, 1 dance activity and 1 outdoor activity

  • MvSc 201: Physical Activity, Wellness & Behavior Change (3 cr)

  • PEP 360: Motor Development and Control (3 cr)

  • PEP 380: Physical Activity Pedagogy Assessment & Research (3 cr)

  • PEP 418 or 300: Ex. Physiology or Biomechanics (3 cr)

  • PEP 560: Sport Psychology (3 cr) 

  • H&S 288: First Aid & CPR or current certification (3 cr)

  • H&S 245: Introduction to Athletic Injuries (3 cr)

Graduate and Certification Coursework

Secondary Methods in Physical Activity

  • PEP 412: Elementary Methods in Physical Activity Pedagogy (3 cr)

  • PEP 421: Secondary Methods in Physical Activity Pedagogy (3 cr)

  • PEP 424: Adapted Methods in Physical Activity (3 cr)

  • PEP 440: Curriculum & Administration in Physical Activity Pedagogy (1 cr)

  • H&S 523: Health Methods (3 cr)

Education Courses

  • EDCI 201: Schools in Context (3 cr) 

  • EDCI 301: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 cr)

  • EDCI 453: Phonics, Phonological Awareness, Fluency & Assessment (1 cr)

  • EDCI 523: Reading in the Content Area (3 cr)

Advanced Pedagogy Coursework

  • ED 571: Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Research (3 cr) OR 

  • ED 574: Introduction to Qualitative Research (3 cr)

  • PEP 502: Directed Study (3 cr)

  • PEP 523: Assessment in Physical Activity (3 cr)

  • PEP 544: Program Development in HPERD (3 cr)

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Department of Movement Sciences

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401

Phone: (208) 885-7921

Fax: (208) 885-5929

Email: movementsciences@uidaho.edu

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