The following courses are offered for the Master’s of Education Degree in Physical Education:
•MEd (Physical Education- Pedagogy)
•MEd (Physical Education-Sports Management)
•MEd (Physical Education-Sports Science)
•MEd (Physical Education-Sports Psychology)
Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 40.0 and the Faculty of Education Special Regulations 41.0, the following Departmental Special Regulations shall apply:
2.1 The normal minimum entrance requirements for admission to the MEd programmes of the Department of Physical Education shall be:
i)a) A BEd degree in Physical Education or related area from this University or recognised equivalent institution with at least a 2(ii) or 3.0 GPA on a five- point scale or:
b) An acceptable Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2(ii) or 3.0 GPA plus a Post Graduate diploma in any relevant area of Physical Education.
ii) At least one year of relevant experience.
2.2 MEd work in any specialisation must be preceded by sufficient undergraduate work in that field or a related one to satisfy the Board of the Department.
The structure of the MEd (Physical Education) Programme shall be in accordance with Faculty Special Regulation 41.5. The MEd Degree offered by coursework and Dissertation shall consist of eight taught courses equivalent to 24 credits and a Dissertation (PHR799) equivalent to 24 credits. The MEd degree offered by coursework and Research Essay (PHR798) shall consist of twelve taught courses equivalent to 36 credits and a Research Essay equivalent to twelve credits.
All students are required to take the following core courses:
EFF640 Integrated Foundations of Education
EFF641 Educational Research I
PHR600 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Leisure Plus three credits from the core of any one of the specializations that follow:
EFF642 Educational Research II
PHR601 Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Procedures for Physical Education and Sports Plus any six credits from any one of the following specialisations.
Specialisation A: Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport Core Course
PHR716 Methodology in Physical Education And Sports
PHR717 Curriculum Development in Physical Education
PHR719 Coaching Techniques in Physical Education and Sports
PHR720 Supervision in Physical Education and Sport
PHR721 Motor Learning and Human Performance
Specialisation B: Physical Education and Sport Management Core Course
PHR705 Organisational Behaviour, Sport Management Theory and Practice
PHR 706 Sport Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotions
PHR 708 Practicum in Sports Marketing and Sports Management (pre-requisite PHR 706)
PHR709 Sport and Law
Specialisation C: Physical Education and Sport Science
PHR710 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
PHR711 Laboratory Techniques in Sport Sciences
PHR712 Biomechanics Applied to Physical Education and Sports
PHR714 Kinesiological Considerations in Physical Education and Sports
PHR715 Advanced Physical Fitness Testing in Health and Sports
Specialization D: Physical Education & Sport Psychology
PHR737 Stress management in Sport
PHR721 Motor Learning & Human Performance
PHR738 Growth and Motor Behaviour
PHR703 Sociology of Sport
In the second level of the programme, students shall take the Dissertation Route or the Research Essay Route.
3.1 Dissertation Route - The Dissertation route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.55.
PHR 799 Dissertation
3.2 Research Essay Route - The Research Essay route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.56.
PHR 798 Research Essay
Students shall take two courses they did not take in their area of specialisation plus two from the following:
MGT750 Organizational Theory and Behavior
PHR604 Sport and the Media
PHR700 Physical Education and Sport in
Traditional African Cultures
PHR702 Comparative History of Physical
Education and Sport
PHR704 Philosophical Bases of Physical
Education and Sport
PHR707 Sports and Physical Education Facilities Planning, Construction and Management
PHR713 Psychological Factors in Physical Education and Sports
PHR718 Instructional Technology in
Physical Education and Sport
PHR734 Management of Sport Injuries
PHR735 Qualitative Analysis of Movement
PHR736 Independent Study
PHR725 Rehabilitation and Social Integration of Individuals with Special Educational Needs
PHR731 Ethics and Controversy in Leisure, Travel and Tourism )
PHR798 Research Essay