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Education and Human Services—Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Admission

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the School of Graduate Studies (these requirements can be reviewed at this Web site http://www.wright.edu/academics/catalog/grad/admissions/), candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Admission Standards).

All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed. Students are not guaranteed a master’s degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.

Admission to the College of Education and Human Services is based on the candidate’s written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, or other required examination, and in some cases, letters of reference and a personal interview (see Admission Standards).

Technology Policy
For admission to the college, all College of Education and Human Services students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time, will be expected to certify that they own or have access to a computer and the Internet.

In order to meet the mission of the college “…to prepare professionals to meet the educational and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society,” it is necessary for our students to play an active role in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating to assist in the completion of this mission. An increasing number of classes and options will become available to students using a variety of distributed learning formats; library resources are available in a growing number of full-text formats, and global connections via telecommunications will be part of daily operations. Students preparing to become professionals in education and human service areas must demonstrate appropriate and effective skills and knowledge in technological aspects of their work.

Currently, minimum equipment requirements recommended by Wright State University’s Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) are Macintosh: G4 800mHz or greater, RAM: 512 mb, or Windows PC: 1gHz or greater; MacOS X 10.4 or Windows XP. Please check the following Web Site http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html for current information about minimum equipment requirements.

The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices and maintains a computer lab. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (see the Web page for Wright State’s Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.wright.edu/cats/ for details).

Admission Standards

Admission into regular status requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. Admission into this status also requires approval by a degree program.

Candidates with a grade point average of less than 2.3 on a 4.0 grading system are not ordinarily admitted to graduate school. A petition process is available to formally request admissions not having met an admission standard.

Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPR) programs may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher (graduate level GPA must be 3.0 or higher.)

Provisional
Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Conditional
Students who have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, or who have an average between 2.3 and 2.5 with 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work, may be granted conditional admission.

Regular admission to the College of Education and Human Services is granted after successful completion of 12 hours of course work with a grade of B or better in each course.

Licensure Candidate
The master’s degree program in Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPR) is not an initial licensure program. Those seeking the initial licensure are advised to consult the undergraduate program catalog.

Nondegree Status
Persons who have a bachelor’s degree may enroll in nondegree status for graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program. If you are accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of one-half (50 percent) of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in nondegree status.

Faculty

Professors
Gregory R. Bernhardt (dean), education, counselor education
G. William Gayle, health and physical education

Associate Professors
Stephen D. Frederick, health and physical education
D. Drew Pringle (chair), health and physical education

Assistant Professors
Marietta Langlois, Health education

Lecturers
Rebekah Bower, athletic training
Tony Ortiz, athletic training

Course of Study

Classroom Teacher: Physical Education (HPR) Master of Education (M.Ed.) Major # 243 This degree program, accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is appropriate for physical education teachers who desire to enhance pedagogical content knowledge and teaching skills in health and physical education. Based upon the NASPE Advanced Program Standards, candidates also develop competencies in curriculum development and evaluation, student assessment, and teacher leadership. Each studentís program of study includes 50 percent physical education content and 25 percent of an area of professional interest. Successful completion of the program of study includes the development and presentation of a student portfolio.
Core Coursework 32

EDL 751 Educational Statistics and Research 4
EDL 773 Curriculum Development for School Leaders 4
HPR 710 Physical Education for Children with Special Needs 4
HPR 740 Administration of Interscholastic Athletics 4
HPR 750 Scientific Foundations for Conditioning and Health 4
HPR 753 Assessment of Physical Activity 4
HED 770 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health 4
HPR 780 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 4
Elective Requirements 16

Hours and courses require approval
Total 48

Master of Arts (M.A.) This degree program is appropriate for health, physical education and recreation professionals who desire to enhance specific health and physical education content knowledge and research skills. Each studentís individual program of study includes 50% health and physical education content and 25% of an area of professional interest. The area of interest may reflect a research or practice focus. Successful completion of the program of study includes the development and presentation of a student thesis.
Core Coursework 17

EDL 751 Educational Statistics and Research 4
HPR 780 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 4
ED 899 Thesis 9
Program Concentration (choose 6 from the selections below) 24

HPR 710 Physical Education for Children with Special Needs 4
HPR 740 Athletic Supervision and Administration 4
HPR 750 Scientific Foundations for Conditioning and Health 4
HPR 753 Assessment of Physical Activity 4
HPR 760 Advanced Athletic Training 4
HED 770 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health 4
HED 775 Application of Research in Health Seminar 4
EDT 786 Application of Computers in Education 4
EDL 852 Statistical Analysis & Research Design 4
CMH 734 Health Systems Management 4
BMS 674 Biostatistics 4
CMH 621 Epidemiology I 4
ES 701 Environmental Health 4
EC 755 Health Economics 4
URS 620 Public Safety Administration 4
URS 650 Ethics in Public Service 4
URS 675 Management of Urban Nonprofit Agencies 4
Electives 8

Hours and courses require approval
Total 49


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