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EXSC-ADPE - Exercise Science, Adapted Physical Education Concentration, M.A.

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Exercise Science, Adapted Physical Education Concentration, M.A.




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The department offers an online Master of Arts degree in Exercise Science with areas of concentration in elementary/middle school physical education, fitness and lifetime wellness, adapted physical education, and sport management. Additionally, candidates may choose to take 20 directed hours in conjunction with the elementary/middle school concentration in pursuit of a Tennessee teaching license in k-12 physical education and health. The elementary/middle school concentration and the teacher licensure program are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Field experience, internships and practicum work can be performed at the student's location and monitored through the online platform. Candidates complete comprehensive exams online through the required Tk20 student account, eliminating the need for any Master of Arts student to ever have to come to campus.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Exercise Science is a 30-33 credit hour degree program. Teacher Licensure is available and requires an additional 20 hours to obtain such licensure. Degree requirements are summarized as follows:

  • Core Required Courses: 6 hours

  • Research Project Course Requirement: 9 hours

  • Concentration Required Courses: 15-18 hours

  • Total Degree Requirement: 30-33 hours