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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Physical Education Pedagogy

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/graduate/pepedagogy.html

Degree Online

The Physical Education Pedagogy (PEP) Program is entirely online. It is designed for practicing physical education teachers or individuals with a K–12 physical education teaching license who want to re–enter the profession. Practicing physical education teachers not enrolled in the degree program may also take courses to enhance their professional development. The program is designed to enhance pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills. Adapted physical education concepts are infused into the courses. The content courses are project–based in line with best practices in teaching physical education.

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Graduate Bulletins page.

Required Human Performance Department Core (6 credits)

  • HP 610 – Statistical Methods (3) or substitution: KSP 675 – Using Data to Improve Student Learning (3)
  • HP 630 – Techniques of Research (3) or substitution: KSP 609 – Research Methods (3)

Required Physical Education Pedagogy Core (18 credits)

  • HP 608 – Curriculum Design in Physical Education (3)
  • HP 612 – Inclusive Physical Education (3)
  • HP 617 – Models and Instructional Strategies in Physical Education (3)
  • HP 623 – Current Issues in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (3)
  • HP 627 – Systematic Observation in Physical Education (3)
  • HP 668 – Applications in Physical Education (3)

Physical Education Pedagogy Electives: Thesis Plan (3 credits)

Choose one of the following

  • HP 620 – Typical and Atypical Motor Development Across the Lifespan (3)
  • HP 647 – Fitness Education (3)
  • HP 658 – Authentic Assessment in Physical Education (3)

Required Capstone Experience – Choose One

  • HP 694 – Alternate Plan Paper (1–2)
  • HP 696 – Manuscript (3)
  • HP 698 – Internship (1-4)
  • HP 699 – Thesis (3-4)

Total Number of Credits by Capstone Option

  • HP 694 – Alternate Plan Paper – 34 credits
  • HP 696 – Manuscript – 33–34 credits
  • HP 698 – Internship – 33–34 credits
  • HP 699 – Thesis – 30 credits

For further information, contact:

Dr. Sherry Folsom–Meek, Coordinator