Students getting a Master's of Arts in Physical Education elect one of two emphasis areas:
Kinesiology and Sports Performance:
This emphasis prepares students for careers in the following areas: strength and conditioning, the fitness industry, sport performance and coaching. An MA in Kinesiology is also used to increase a student’s chances of being accepted into physical therapy or medical school.
Physical Education Pedagogy:
This emphasis prepares teachers to be effective and reflective educators while providing for the professional development needs of PK-12 physical education teachers. Focus on linking practice to theory while broadening your understanding of the educational processes as they relate to the physical education teaching and learning environment. The degree does not result in teacher endorsement by the State of Iowa.
For more information about each of the graduate emphasis areas, please click on one of the links below.