Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies
Associate Professors - Lynn Darby, Ph.D.; Stephen Langendorfer, Ph.D.; Julie Lengfelder, Ph.D.; Becky Pissanos, Ed.D.; Adrian Turner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors - Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Ph.D.; John McMillen, Ph.D.; Geoffrey Meek, Ph.D.; Amy Morgan, Ph.D.; William Obenour II, Ph.D.; Halifu Osumare, Ph.D.; Paul Pedersen, Ph.D.; Raymond Schneider, Ph.D.; William Skelly, Ph.D.; Nancy Spencer, Ph.D.; David Stodden, Ph.D.; Philip Xie, Ph.D.
The School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies (HMSLS) offers the Master of Education degree. The M.Ed. program is designed to expand upon the undergraduate experience with more opportunities for research, critical thinking, and analysis within a specialization. The three specializations available are: developmental kinesiology (the study of human movement from a lifespan perspective), leisure and tourism studies, and sport administration. Within developmental kinesiology, students may concentrate in physical education teacher education, motor learning, motor development, sport/exercise physiology, or biomechanics. Among the focus areas in leisure and tourism studies are environmental issues, disability sport, gerontology, and tourism. In sport administration, students may concentrate in areas such as marketing, promotion, administration, facility management, and psychosocial aspects of sport.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites include a bachelor's degree from an accredited school and a minimum GPA of 2.7. There are also specific admission requirements for each specialization. Deficiencies in prerequisite course work are completed before graduate course work and do not count toward completion of the degree. Students are required to consult with their advisor prior to starting any course work.
Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. program should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog.
Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships must have a 3.0 GPA and complete additional forms available from the School of HMSLS. All students must submit GRE scores as part of the admission process.
Master of Education
The M.Ed. degree is offered under one of two plans.
Plan I: Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit, including a thesis.
Plan II: Candidates must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit, including a major project.
Please access graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the School of HMSLS use the prefix: HMSL.