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    Texas State University

    San MarcosDepartment of Health & Human Performance

    Exercise and Sports Science Division

    Graduate Program Handbook

    Dr. Duane Knudson, ChairDr. Karen Meaney, Graduate Coordinator

    HHP Department, Jowers CenterTexas State University

    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616TEL. (512)-245-2952

    E-mail: [email protected] www.hhp.txstate.edu

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Mission _______________________________________________________________ 4

    Exercise & Sports Science________________________________________________ 4

    Faculty ______________________________________________________________ 4

    Gradaute Academic Mentors ____________________________________________ 4

    Degree Options ________________________________________________________ 5

    Exercise and Sports Science _____________________________________________ 5

    Physical Education ____________________________________________________ 5

    Admission Requirements ________________________________________________ 6

    Admission Process_____________________________________________________ 6

    Application and Application Fee _________________________________________ 6

    Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements ____________________ 6Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirements ______________________________ 6

    Additional Application Requirements _____________________________________ 7

    Financial Assistance ____________________________________________________ 7

    Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships ____________________________ 7

    Scholarships _________________________________________________________ 7

    Degree Requirements ___________________________________________________ 8

    Full-time Status ______________________________________________________ 8

    Transfer of Coursework ________________________________________________ 8GPA Requirements ____________________________________________________ 8

    Graduate Degree Outline ________________________________________________ 8

    Degree Audit Report ___________________________________________________ 8

    Backround/Leveling Courses_____________________________________________ 9

    Independent Study ____________________________________________________ 9

    Internship ___________________________________________________________ 9

    Thesis versus Non-Thesis Options _________________________________________ 9

    Graduate Requirements ________________________________________________ 10

    Teacher Certification __________________________________________________ 11

    Graduate Advising Worksheets __________________________________________ 13

    Master of Education Physical Education Thesis Option _____________________ 13

    Master of Education Physical Education Non-Thesis Option _________________ 14

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    Master of Education Physical Education Teacher Education (MAC) ___________ 15

    Master of Science, Major in Exerise Science Thesis Option __________________ 16

    Master of Science, Major in Exercise Science Non-Thesis Option _____________ 18

    ESS Graduate Course Schedule and Rotation ______________________________ 20

    ESS Graduate Written Comprehensive Exam Application ___________________ 21

    Guidelines for Independent Study (ESS 5347) _____________________________ 23

    Guidelines for Internship (ESS 5398 or 5698) _____________________________ 25

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    Department of Health and Human Performance

    Mission

    Through effective and innovative teaching, research, and service, the mission of thegraduate programs in the Department of Health and Human Performance is to produce graduateswho are life-long learners that model healthy behaviors and will advance their profession. To thisend, the Department offers graduate study culminating in the following degree: Master of Education, Master of Science, or Master of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services. Withinthese degree programs, students may choose from either a thesis or a non-thesis option. Many of our students theses become peer-reviewed articles. Students who intend to continue their graduate study should consider pursuing a thesis.

    Exercise and Sports Science Division

    Exercise and Sports ScienceAn academic discipline, Exercise and Sports Science studies scientific principlesencompassing human movement. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of scientifictheory, techniques, and strategies that enhance physical activity and sport performance. There isan increasing need for professionals with an advanced degree in Exercise and Sports Science or related field as: 1) the nation grapples with obesity and diabetes epidemics; 2) physicians placemore emphasis on preventive care; 3) the population continues to age; and 4) the need for schooland community based physical activity grows. Thus, graduates with a masters degree inExercise Science will be in demand and able to work in all sectors of the workforce, includingfederal, state and local government health agencies, health organizations, public schools, and universities, as physical educators, coaches, grant specialists/coordinators, and directors of healthclubs and wellness programs

    The FacultyMembers of the Exercise and Sports Science graduate faculty are national leaders in the

    field of Exercise and Sports Science. They are the authors of numerous peer-reviewed publications, textbooks, and grants, serve as officers/board members in professional associations,and set the high standards for students in the Exercise and Sports Science Program at Texas StateUniversity. These members include:

    Graduate Academic MentorsThe Graduate Coordinator will assign each student enrolled in graduate studies in the Exerciseand Sport Science Division a Graduate Academic Mentor. The Graduate Academic Mentor willassist the student in academic advising (e.g., scheduling, course selection, thesis/non-thesis,culminating project) throughout the students graduate program.

    AJ An, Ph.DKent Griffin, Ph. D. Ting Liu, Ph.D.

    Lisa Lloyd, Ph.D. Duane Knudson, Ph.D.

    Kevin McCurdy Ph.DKaren Meaney, Ed..D.

    Joni Mettler, Ph.D.Tinker Murray, Ph.D.

    Robert Pankey, Ed.D. Michelle Pope, Ph.D. John Walker, Ed.D. Jim Williams, Ph.D.

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    Degree Options

    Exercise Science The Master of Science, major in Exercise Science, will equip students with the

    knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address health issues related to physical inactivity

    and obesity as well as to enhance human performance using evidence-based training and dietarystrategies. Graduates will appreciate the value and importance of research-based literature and have the critical thinking, research, and technical skills to: 1) understand research-based literature; 2) use innovative approaches to problem solving; 3) successfully pursue a doctoraldegree in Exercise Science or related discipline; 4) work in athletic, clinical (e.g.,cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and diagnostic testing), educational, and fitness settings; and 5)sit for advanced professional certifications (e.g., the American College of Sports MedicineCertified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist).

    Physical Education

    The Master of Education with a major in Physical Education is designed to prepareindividuals for careers and/or advanced studies in the dynamic discipline of physical educationand sport. Graduates will appreciate the value and importance of research-based literature and have the critical thinking, research, and technical skills to: 1) understand research-based literature; 2) use evidenced based teaching and coaching curricula; 3) successfully pursue adoctoral degree in Physical Education Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or SportPedagogy, 4) direct and instruct physical education, physical activity, athletic, and sport

    programs in K-12 schools, colleges, universities or community based settings.

    The Masters and Certification specialization (MAC) will enable students to teach physical education and coach at the elementary and secondary school levels. Upon

    program completion, students will be able to implement evidenced-based physicalactivity instruction in a developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive manner.

    The Educational Foundations specialization enables individuals (with or without teachingcertification) to enhance their knowledge and understanding of theories and research thatinfluence teaching and physical activity and coaching sport. Upon program completion,students will be prepared to teach or coach in college or university settings, or pursuedoctoral studies in physical education, curriculum and instruction, or sport pedagogy.

    Both the MAC and Educational Foundations specializations offer students a theory to practice

    approach to learning. Graduate students will have multiple opportunities to engage in community based research and service-learning projects.

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    Admission Requirements Admission Process

    Applicants must submit all required materials the Graduate School at Texas StateUniversity. Once all materials are received the Exercise and Sports Science GraduateCoordinator compiles the materials and submits these materials to the Exercise and Sports

    Science Graduate Admission Committee. Members of the Admissions Committee carefullyreview all of the required documents (i.e., GPA, GRE score, letters of reference, resume, and professional goals narrative). Committee members embrace a holistic approach in evaluatingapplicants materials. After thoroughly reviewing the applications the committee forwards one of one of the following recommendations to the Graduate Coordinator; 1) Admit, 2) ConditionalAdmission, 3) Deny Admission. The Graduate Coordinator forwards the Committeesrecommendations to the Graduate School and the Graduate School informs the applicant of their admission status.

    Application and Application FeePlease apply online through the ApplyTexas Application and allow 2 working days for

    the application to be received by Texas State.The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debitcard information during the application process. If preferred, applicants may submit a non-refundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable toTexas State. The mailing address is listed below.

    Please Note: Students who change their admission status must pay the fee associated withthe new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degreesare required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.

    An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if theapplication is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

    Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) RequirementApplicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled atTexas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the Texas Statetranscript. The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

    Applicants who are not Texas State University-San Marcos degree recipients or are notcurrently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each four-year collegeor university attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or collegeattended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature onthe back of the envelope.

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirement

    The Exercise and Sports Science programs require an official Graduate Record Exam(GRE) . GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to our Graduate College. The college code for Texas State is 006667. TheEducational Testing Service can be contacted at www.ets.org/gre . Texas State students are onlyrequired to take the General Test.

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    Additional Application Requirements Three (3) letters of recommendation (including at least two academic references)

    regarding professional competence and character Resume A typed, double-spaced, 500-word statement of aspiration that addresses the following:

    1.

    Professional goals2. Reasons for pursuing education and training in Exercise Science and/or PhysicalEducation

    3. Summary of major strengths and weaknesses with respect to being admitted into the programthis statement will be evaluated for content, style and quality.

    NOTE : Some programs require specific forms to be used when submitting references and essays.Please review the program website listed below.

    Applicants may electronically submit the documents listed above to the Graduate College athttp://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/rqmt/doc.html . Individuals submitting recommendationletters for applicants may also send them electronically. References using this site will need theapplicant name and date of birth, and preferably an ID number.

    Financial Assistance

    Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships Department of HHP annually awards competitive graduate assistantships to highly

    qualified individuals interested in serving as either research or teaching assistants. Selection is based on the students academic background and professional experience. Applications can be

    found within this packet. The application deadline to be considered for hire during: 1) the Fallsemester is March 1 st of the preceding Spring semester, and 2) the Spring semester is November 1st during the preceding Fall semester.

    ScholarshipsMany Scholarships are available through:

    The Graduate College (w ww.gradcollege.txstate.edu/scholarships.html ) The College of Education (http://www.education.txstate.edu/support/descriptions.html ) The Department of HHP (www.hhp.txstate.edu/ ).

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    Degree Requirements

    Full-time Status A full-time graduate course load is nine semester hours for a Fall or Spring semester, and

    five semester hours for each summer session. The maximum graduate course load is fifteen

    semester hours for a Fall or Spring semester, and six semester hours for each summer session.Once a student enrolls in Graduate School, he/she has six years to complete the requirements for his/her Masters degree. A student who does not complete all of his/her degree requirementswithin the 6-year time limit must request a time extension from the Graduate Advisor, as well asthe Dean of the Graduate College, and give adequate justification for such an extension.

    Transfer of Coursework Students may transfer up to six semester hours of graduate course work from another

    university for credit toward a Masters degree at Texas State. The course(s) being transferred must meet the following criteria: 1) the course(s) must be graduate courses, 2) the course(s) mustnot have counted toward course credit for a degree at another university, 3) the course(s) must

    have the same course content as a course or courses on the students degree outline, and 4) thestudent must have made a grade of B or better in the course(s). In order to obtain approval for transfer courses, the student should bring the following to the Graduate Advisor: 1) a coursesyllabus to confirm that the content of the course is the same as a course on the students degreeoutline, and 2) a copy of an official transcript to demonstrate that the student made a grade of B or better in the course, and that the course did not count toward a degree at another university.

    GPA Requirements Graduate students are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for courses taken for

    degree credit. If a graduate students GPA falls below 3.0, he/she will have one semester of

    probation to raise his/her GPA to 3.0. If the GPA is not raised to 3.0 the following semester thestudent will be placed in Academic Suspension. After a one-semester suspension period thestudent must engage in academic activities that will ultimately result in enhancing the suspended students academic performance (e.g., audit undergraduate classes, participate in tutorialsession). To be considered for reinstatement the student must meet and present the GraduateCoordinator with a written narrative describing his/her academic activities during the suspension

    period. The ESS Division will only recommend reinstatement on time during the studentsgraduate studies.

    Graduate Degree Outline

    Degree Audit Report (DAR)The Graduate College will make a DAR available online to each graduate student in PE

    after the student has been accepted for admission into the Graduate College. Followingadmission, this degree outline is available through CatsWeb. The student is responsible for reading, interpreting, and following the DAR as well as following the Graduate Advisor Academic Mentors recommendation for the completion of his/her degree requirements.

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    Background/Leveling Courses Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or Physical

    Education or related field may be required to complete specific background/ leveling courses(10-12 semester hours) in conjunction with the graduate courses required for his/her specialization or major. The student must take these course(s) before taking the required courses

    and earn a B of better in each of the leveling courses. These leveling courses vary from studentto student, depending on the students undergraduate major and graduate degree program. A listof the required leveling courses will appear on the students DAR.

    Independent Study ESS 5347 is an independent study and is intended to keep the student aware of current

    issues, practices, and applications in the fields of physical education and human performance.Registration for ESS 5347 requires approval from the teacher of record. Students interested in

    pursuing ESS 5347 must meet with the instructor of record at least one month in advance, assome instructors may require the student to submit a proposal before permission to enroll isgranted.

    Internship ESS 5398 is an internship course intended to be a capstone experience that requires the

    application of many concepts already learned by the student in graduate school. ESS 5398 should be taken during the students last semester before graduation. If the student chooses to completeESS 5398, then he/she must receive approval for an internship one semester prior to enrolling inESS 5398.

    Thesis versus Non-Thesis Degree Programs

    Most degree programs in Exercise Science offer students the option of completing athesis. Students may also choose a degree program that does not include a thesis (non-thesis). Athesis is a comprehensive research project that requires the highest level of academic

    performance and quality. It also requires considerable skills in academic writing and researchdesign. While students may choose either a thesis or non-thesis degree option when they begintheir graduate program, it is recommended that a final decision regarding a thesis or non-thesis

    program not be made until the student has completed both ESS 5346 - Literature and Researchand ESS 5356 Applied Statistics and consult with their Graduate Academic Mentor. For moreinformation on the requirements for completion of a Masters Thesis at Texas State University -San Marcos, students should refer to the following link: www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Thes-Diss_Info/Thes_Info.html .

    Requirements for a Masters ThesisStudents whose degree plan includes a thesis usually complete their 24 semester hours of

    course work before enrolling in thesis courses (ESS 5399A and ESS 5399B). These coursescannot be taken in the same semester, but must be completed in two (or more) separateconsecutive semesters. Before enrolling for thesis courses, each student should: 1) review thethesis information provided by the Graduate College, and 2) consult with his/her GraduateAcademic Mentor regarding a thesis topic and selecting a thesis committee chair. The committee

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    chair is a graduate faculty member who agrees to supervise the students work on the thesis project and review the students writing of the thesis document. The committee chair should have an academic specialization suitable for the proper supervision of the students research

    project. The student will also select at least two other graduate faculty members who agree toserve on his/her thesis committee along with the committee chair.

    While the student is enrolled in ESS 5399A, he/she is expected to develop an originalresearch question, plan the methodology for data collection to answer that research question, and write a complete research proposal, including a comprehensive review of the related researchliterature. This work will be completed under the supervision and direction of the students thesiscommittee chair. Upon completion of the thesis proposal, the student will make a formal

    presentation of the proposal to his/her thesis committee. Once all the required revisions to the proposal have been completed, and the proposal has been formally presented to, approved, and signed by the thesis committee members, the student may begin the data collection process.The following semester, when the student is enrolled in ESS 5399B, he/she will finish the datacollection required for the project, analyze the results, and finish the thesis document. Then, thestudent will make a formal defense of the results to his/her thesis committee. Once all committee

    members have approved and signed the thesis, the student must submit the document to theGraduate College for the Deans approval. After the approval and signature of the Dean of theGraduate College, the student must submit the thesis to the Library, completing all thesisrequirements.

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    3.0 (or higher) GPA Successful completion of all coursework Submit application for graduation to the Graduate School Successful completion of one of the following

    o Thesiso Culminating Experience associated with an ESS 5347-Independent Study

    in ESS or ESS 5398 or 5698 Internship in ESSo Written Comprehensive Exams

    All students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for graduation, Students who choose thenon-thesis option must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination duringtheir final semester of graduate school. With the approval of their Graduate AcademicMentor qualified students may choose to complete requirements for Graduate CulminatingExperience. The Graduate Culminating Experience may be fulfilled through successful

    completion of a scholarly product associated with an Independent Study (ESS 5347) or successful completion or a scholarly project associated with an Internship (ESS 5398 or ESS5698). Guidelines outlining the Graduate Culminating Experience are included in this handbook.

    After the graduate written comprehensive exam is administered, each instructor is givenapproximately ten days to grade and evaluate the written answers from each student. A studentsanswers must be at least 70% correct in order to successfully pass any particular course for which the student is tested over for the exam. The student must successfully pass all of the

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    courses for which he/she is tested over in order to successfully pass the exam. Within threeweeks after the graduate written comprehensive exam is administered, the students graduateadvisor will notify him/her via e-mail concerning the students overall performance on the exam.If the student successfully passes the graduate written comprehensive exam, he/she needs only tocomplete the remainder of the courses, if any, listed on his/her degree outline in order to

    graduate. If the student does not successfully pass the graduate comprehensive exam (pass all of the courses for which he/she is tested over), he/she must take a make-up exam. For the make-upexam, the student will be tested over only those courses which he/she did not pass on the firstgraduate written comprehensive exam. Make-up exams are scheduled by the GraduateCoordinator. If the student successfully passes the make-up exam(s), he/she needs only tocomplete the remainder of the courses listed on his/her degree outline in order to graduate. If thestudent does not successfully pass the make-up exam(s), he/she must retake the course whichhe/she did not pass on during the next semester offered. A student cannot complete allrequirements for graduation until he/she successfully completes the graduate writtencomprehensive exam.

    Teacher Certification Admittance Requirements (revised requirements effective June 1)

    All admittance requirements must be complete prior to receiving the TCERT code inyour Banner file.

    TCERT designation is required to register for CI or RDG classes.(1) Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited College or University(2) 2.75 GPA in the last 60 Hours of College Coursework which must include evidence of the following coursework:

    Completion of coursework, with a grade of "C" or better, to demonstrate competency in thefollowing areas:

    Reading: 3 hours of undergraduate History or Political ScienceWritten Communication: 6 hours of undergraduate English composition coursework Critical Thinking: 3 hours of undergraduate Philosophy or an equivalent measure of critical thinkingMathematics: 3 hours of undergraduate College Algebra or an equivalent course inmathematics

    (3) Completion of a public speaking with a "B" or better to demonstrate competency inoral communication.

    Students who earn a grade of "C" should schedule an interview with an OEP staff member. A grade in COMMUNICATION 1310 that is below "C" must be repeated.

    Note:

    Special certification programs, such as Career Alternatives in Special Education (CASE) and Certification and Master of Education (CMED), or Teacher Recruitment Program (TRP) mayhave different and/or additional requirements as stated in the guidelines for these programsAdmission Deadlines for the Graduate College

    Semester Regular InternationalFall June 15 June 1Spring October 15 October 1

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    Semester Regular InternationalSummer I April 15 March 15Summer II June 1 May 1

    Complete the following application process:Step 1:

    Contact the Graduate CollegeFor information regarding admission into a master's degree program; please contactthe Graduate College by calling 512-245-2581.For information regarding masters degree programs offered through the College of Education, click here .

    Step 2:Attend a Teacher Education Admittance Seminar If you plan to pursue a graduate degree and a Texas teaching certificate, you mustattend a Teacher Education Admittance Seminar. Please fill out the Seminar Registration Form.

    The Teacher Education Admittance Seminar is a required meeting that includes allinformation necessary for successful completion of the teacher education program.When you attend the seminar, you should submit documentation of at least six hoursof volunteer experience with students grades Pre-K-12th. You must also submit acopy of your transcript at this time.

    Step 3:Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program.You must be accepted to Texas State University and have satisfied all of therequirements to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program (see criteria for admittance above).

    Step 4:Apply for your certification plan.After you have been accepted to the Teacher Preparation Program, you must applyfor a certification plan. The fee is $75 and is payable by check or cash to the Officeof Educator Preparation.

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    Texas State University Graduate Advising Worksheet

    Worksheet for advisement purposes only Not and official outline Subject to revisionMaster of Education Physical Education Thesis Option (251.22) 36 credit hours

    ESS Core (6 hours)ESS 5346 Literature and Research in Health and Human Performance

    ESS 5356 Applied Statistics in Health and Human PerformanceRequired (12 hours)ESS 5304 Motor Learning and PerformanceESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General Physical EducationESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity Electives (6 hours) ESS 5307 Adv Resistance Training & ConditioningESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology ESS 5309 BiomechanicsESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise Science

    Thesis Courses (6 hours)ESS 5399A Thesis (Part I)ESS 5399B Thesis (Part II)

    Supporting Courses (6 hours)Three graduate courses other than ESS course may be taken to satisfy this requirement. Courses listed below aresuggestions. In consultation with the students Graduate Academic Mentor students may select courses not identified below.

    CI 5314 Human Growth and Development EDCL Students pursuing supporting coursework CI 5330 Multicultural Teaching & Learning in the area of Educational Leadership mustCI 5372 Philos0phical Foundations of Education meet pre-requisites and GPA requirements.

    EDTC 5310 Introduction to Educational Technology NUTR 5302G Pediatric Obesity EDTC 5315 Advanced Educational Technology NUTR 5364 Science of Nutr & Exercise

    EDTC 5320 Model of Integration of Educational Technology

    SPED 5313 Education Students with Emotional/Behavioral DisordersSPED 5326 Educating Students with Mild DisabilitiesSPED 5375 Behavior Management

    Core Requirements (6 hours)Supporting Coursework (6 hours)

    ___ESS 5346: Literature & Research in Health and Human Performance ___ ___ESS 5356: Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance ___

    Required Courses (12 hours) ___ ESS 5304 Motor Learning and Performance ___ESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General Physical Education Leveling Courses ___ESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity Determined on an individual basis and ___ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity must be completed prior to enrollment

    in other graduate coursework. Grade of Electives (6 hours) B or above required in leveling courses.

    ___ESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology ___ESS 5309 Biomechanics ___ ___ESS 5347 Independent Studies in Exercise Science ___

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    Texas State University Graduate Advising Worksheet

    Worksheet for advisement purposes only Not and official outline Subject to revision

    Master of Education Physical Education Non-Thesis Option (251.21) 36 credit hours

    ESS Core (6 hours)

    ESS 5346 Literature and Research in Health and Human PerformanceESS 5356 Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance

    Required (12 hours)ESS 5304 Motor Learning and PerformanceESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General Physical EducationESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity

    Electives (9 hours) In consultation with the students Graduate Academic Mentor students may select courses notidentified below.

    ESS 5307 Adv Resistance Training & ConditioningESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology ESS5309 BiomechanicsESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise Science

    Supporting Courses (9 hours)Three graduate courses other than ESS course may be taken to satisfy this requirement. Courses listed below aresuggestions. In consultation with the students Graduate Academic mentor students may select courses not identified below.

    CI 5314 Human Growth and Development EDCL Students pursuing supporting coursework CI 5330 Multicultural Teaching & Learning in the area of Educational Leadership mustCI 5372 Philos0phical Foundations of Education meet pre-requisites and GPA requirements.

    EDTC 5310 Introduction to Educational Technology NUTR 5302G Pediatric Obesity EDTC 5315 Advanced Educational Technology NUTR 5364 Science of Nutr & Exercise

    EDTC 5320 Model of Integration of Educational Technology

    SPED 5313 Education Students with Emotional/Behavioral DisordersSPED 5326 Educating Students with Mild DisabilitiesSPED 5375 Behavior Management

    Core Requirements (6 hours) Supporting Coursework (9 hours) ___ESS 5346: Literature & Research in Health and Human Performance ___ ___ESS 5356: Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance ___

    ___Required Courses (12 hours)

    ___ ESS 5304 Motor Learning and Performance ___ESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General Physical Education Leveling Courses ___ESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity Determined on an individual basis and ___ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity must be completed prior to enrollment

    in other graduate coursework. Grade of Electives (9 hours) B or above required in leveling courses.

    ___ESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology ___ESS5309 Biomechanics ___ ___ESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise Science

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    Texas State University Graduate Advising Worksheet

    Worksheet for advisement purposes only Not and official outline Subject to revision

    Master of Education Physical Education Teacher Education (MAC) (251.31) 42 credit hours

    ESS Core (6 hours)

    ESS 5346 Literature and Research in Health and Human PerformanceESS 5356 Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance

    Required (12 hours)ESS 5304 Motor Learning and PerformanceESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General Physical EducationESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical Activity ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Activity

    Electives (3 hours) ESS 5307 Adv Resistance Training & ConditioningESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Epidemiology NUTR 5302G Pediatric Obesity ESS 5309 Biomechanics NUTR 5364 Science of Nutr & EXESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise Science

    Required Courses for Certification (15)CI 5314 Human Growth and DevelopmentCI 5333 The Secondary CurriculumCI 5370 Classroom Management Discipline, and Legal IssuesRDG 5324 Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary SchoolsCI 5363 Strategies for Improving Secondary Teaching

    Student Teaching (6 hours)EDST 4380 EDST 4381 (One semester of student teaching)

    Core Requirements ___ ESS 5346: Literature & Research in HHP

    ___ ESS 5356: Applied Statistics in HHP

    Required Courses ___ ESS 5304 Motor Learning and Performance ___ESS 5322 Programming for Inclusion in General

    Physical Education ___ESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Ass4essment

    in Physical Activity ___ESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical

    Activity

    Required Courses for Certification (15) ___CI 5314 Human Growth and Development ___CI 5333 The Secondary Curriculum ___CI 5370 Classroom Management Discipline, and

    Legal Issues ___RDG 5324 Teaching Reading in Middle and

    Secondary School ___ CI 5363 Strategies for Improving Secondary

    Teaching

    Background/Leveling Courses determined on anindividual basis and must be taken before other graduatecourses are taken. Grade of B or above required inleveling courses.

    ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

    Student Teaching ___ EDST 4380 ___ EDST 4381

    ESS Electives ___

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    MS, Major in Exercise Science: Thesis Option

    Required Courses (27 Hours)ESS 5304 Motor Learning and PerformanceESS 5305 Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise PrescriptionESS 5306 Advanced Exercise PhysiologyESS 5307 Advanced Resistance Training and ConditioningESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and EpidemiologyESS 5309 Biomechanics of Exercise and Sports ScienceESS 5310 Cardiopulmonary PhysiologyESS 5346 Literature and Research in Health and Human PerformanceESS 5356 Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance

    Prescribed Elective Courses (3 Hours). Graduate students should consult with their Graduate AcademicMentor to discuss elective courses that are not identified below.

    AT 5310 Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Rehabilitation

    AT 5311 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal InjuryBIO 5441 Cellular PhysiologyCHEM 5385 MetabolismESS 5344 Improving Instruction & Assessment in Physical ActivityESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise ScienceESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical ActivityESS 5398 Internship in Exercise and Sports ScienceESS 5698 Internship in Exercise and Sports ScienceHED 5321 Public Health EducationHED 5325 Ethical Principles in Health EducationHED 5330 Advocacy and Grant Writing

    NUTR 5302G Pediatric Obesity NUTR 5364 The Science of Nutrition and Exercise NUTR 5366 Nutrient Metabolism IPSY 5335 Preventive Approaches to Health Psychology

    Thesis (6 hours)ESS 5399A Thesis ESS 5399B Thesis

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    MS, Major in Exercise Science: Thesis Option

    Worksheet

    Leveling/Background: Determined on an individual basis and must be taken before other graduate courses aretaken. A grade of B or above is required in all leveling courses.

    ESS ESS ESS ESS

    Required ESS 5304 3 ESS 5305 3 ESS 5306 3

    ESS 5307 3 ESS 5308 3 ESS 5309 3 ESS 5310 3 ESS 5346 3 ESS 5356 3

    Prescribed Elective Courses

    ESS 3

    Thesis

    ESS 5399A 3 ESS 5399A 3

    Total 36

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    MS, Major in Exercise Science: Non-Thesis Option

    Required Courses (27 Hours)

    ESS 5304 Motor Learning and PerformanceESS 5305 Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise PrescriptionESS 5306 Advanced Exercise PhysiologyESS 5307 Advanced Resistance Training and ConditioningESS 5308 Physical Activity, Exercise, and EpidemiologyESS 5309 Biomechanics of Exercise and Sports ScienceESS 5310 Cardiopulmonary PhysiologyESS 5346 Literature and Research in Health and Human PerformanceESS 5356 Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance

    Prescribed Elective Courses (9 Hours). Graduate students should consult with their Graduate AcademicMentor to discuss elective courses that are not identified below.

    AT 5310 Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in RehabilitationAT 5311 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal InjuryBIO 5441 Cellular PhysiologyCHEM 5385 MetabolismESS 5344 Improving Instruction and Assessment in Physical ActivityESS 5347 Independent Study in Exercise ScienceESS 5353 Curriculum and Instruction in Physical ActivityESS 5398 Internship in Exercise and Sports ScienceESS 5698 Internship in Exercise and Sports ScienceHED 5321 Public Health EducationHED 5325 Ethical Principles in Health EducationHED 5330 Advocacy and Grant Writing

    NUTR 5302G Pediatric Obesity NUTR 5364 The Science of Nutrition and Exercise NUTR 5366 Nutrient Metabolism IPSY 5335 Preventive Approaches to Health Psychology

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    MS, Major in Exercise Science: Non-Thesis Option

    Worksheet

    Leveling/Background: Determined on an individual basis and must be taken before other graduate courses aretaken. A grade of B or above is required in all leveling courses.

    ESS ESS ESS ESS

    Required ESS 5304 3 ESS 5305 3 ESS 5306 3

    ESS 5307 3 ESS 5308 3 ESS 5309 3 ESS 5310 3 ESS 5346 3 ESS 5356 3

    Prescribed Elective Courses

    ESS ESS

    ESSTotal 36

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    ESS Graduate Course Rotation

    Students pursuing graduate degrees in the Exercise and Sports Science Division should plan completingthe degree in four long academic semesters (i.e., 2 fall semesters and 2 spring semesters). Course offeringsin the summer are limited and not guaranteed. Substitutions to degree plans will not be made for

    students attempting to complete their degrees during summer school.

    Course Number Title Spring Fall Summer

    ESS 5304 Motor Learning X X XESS 5305 Adv. Fit. Assessment X XESS 5306 Adv. Ex. Physiology X X XESS 5307 Adv. Resistance Training X XESS 5308 PA, EX, & Epidemiology XESS 5309 Biomechanics X XESS 5310 Cardiopulmonary Phys. XESS 5322 Prog. for Inclusion in PE XESS 5344 Impr. Instruction in PA XESS 5346 Research Methods in HHP X XESS 5353 Curriculum & Instr. in PA XESS 5356 Applied Statistics in HHP X X

    Instructor Approval Required Prior to Registration

    ESS 5347* Indep. Study in ESS X X XESS 5398* Intern. In ESS X X XESS 5698* Intern. In ESS X X X

    ESS 5399A* Thesis X X X

    ESS 5399B* Thesis X X X

    Leveling Courses

    ESS 5117** Ex. Phys. Lab X X XESS 5317** Exercise Physiology X X XESS 5320** Biomechanics X X XESS 5329** Motor Learning X X XESS 5624** Principles of Teaching PE X X X

    *Students wanting to enroll in ESS 5347, 5398, 5698, 5399A or 5399B must meet with their Mentor and receiveapproval prior to registration.**Students must enroll in leveling coursework during their first semester of graduate school; all students mustearn a B or better in all leveling coursework. Departmental approval is required for enrollment in levelingcoursework.

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    HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

    TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

    APPLICATION FOR GRADUATE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION ForThe Masters of Science or Education

    with a major in

    HEALTH EDUCATION, EXERCISE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, or RECREATION

    The graduate written comprehensive exam is intended to be a comprehensive assessment of the studentsgraduate academic achievement. The students preparation for this exam is expected to be thorough and complete.

    Majors in Health Education should return the application to Dr. Kelly Wilson. Majors in Exercise Science orPhysical Education should return the application to Dr. Karen Meaney. Majors in Recreation should return the applicationto Dr. Jan Hodges. After applying for the exam, the student should consult his/her graduate advisor concerning the time

    and date for the exam, as well as the courses he/she will be tested over. To determine the nature of the questions for eachcourse on the exam, students may contact each instructor for the courses they will be tested over.

    For students taking the graduate written comprehensive exam in the Fall semester, the exam is usually administered on the second Friday in October from 12:00 till 5:00 pm. For students taking the graduate writtencomprehensive exam in the Spring semester, the exam is usually administered on the first Friday in March from 12:00 till5:00 pm. For students taking the graduate written comprehensive exam in the Summer, the exam is usually administeredduring the last week in June.

    The exam usually includes essay/discussion questions from the students courses in their graduate program.These questions are written by each of the various instructors for the graduate courses the student has taken. Instructorsare free to write separate questions for each student. The students written answers are graded and evaluated by theindividual instructors for each course.

    The graduate written comprehensive exam is administered in Alkek Library or the Jowers Center, and studentstype their written answers in a word processing program on laptop computers. The students answers are printed, as wellas saved as a back-up. The questions for each course should take no more than 45 minutes to provide an acceptable written answer, and the student has a total of five (5) hours to complete the entire examination.

    NAME:

    E-MAIL:

    Texas State ID #:

    ADDRESS:

    TELEPHONE:

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

    TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS

    APPLICATION FOR GRADUATE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

    NAME MAJOR SPECIALIZATION

    List all graduate courses completed, courses currently enrolled for, and courses scheduled to be takenfor completion of your graduate program.

    Course Semester Year Instructor Grade

    I expect to complete my course work at the end of the semester, (year).

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    Guidelines for an Independent Study (ESS 5347) Ending in a Culminating Experience that Meets theComprehensive Exam Requirement

    Responsibilities of the Student

    1. To be able to enroll in ESS 5347, the student must have: 1) a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2) completed at least 18hours of graduate coursework; and 3) successfully completed ESS 5346 and ESS 5356 with a B or better.

    2. Before registering for the course, the student must prepare a satisfactory prospectus. The prospectus is a 2- page proposal with a brief introduction, methodology, timeline, and the intended scholarly product.

    The requirements for a culminating experience associated with an independent study are not simplymet upon the completion of an independent study. The requirements for this culminating experienceare met once the student: 1) completes the project to the satisfaction of the graduate faculty member supervising the project, and 2) presents his/her project at the graduate student poster session.

    3. Once the prospectus is written, the student must share with his/her faculty mentor. At that time, the facultymentor will either agree to serve as the supervising faculty member or refer the student to a faculty member

    who may be a better fit based on the proposed research.

    4. Once a supervising faculty member is identified, then the student must secure the written permission of theESS graduate coordinator and the graduate faculty member who will supervise the project (see the attached form).

    Responsibilities of the Project Supervisor

    1. The project supervisor is responsible for guiding the student, providing feedback, and evaluating thefinal product.

    2. The project supervisor will assign the final grade.3. Upon completion of the culminating exercise, the project supervisor will complete and submit the

    Comprehensive Examination Report to the Graduate School.a. As indicated above, completion of an independent study does not imply that the student has

    completed his/her culminating experience and met the comprehensive exam requirements. b. The requirements for this culminating experience are met once the student: 1) completes the

    project to the satisfaction of the graduate faculty member supervising the project, and 2) presentshis/her project at the graduate student poster presentation.

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    Independent Study (ESS 5347) Ending in a Culminating Experience that Meets the Comprehensive ExamRequirement: Request Form

    Students Name (Printed): __________________________________ Date: _____________

    The semester and year that this course will be taken: ___________________________________

    Degree Program: ____________________________________________________

    Title of study: ____________________________________________________

    ( Note . A copy of the prospectus must be attached to this form.)

    Signature of student: ____________________________________________________

    Project Supervisor (Printed): ____________________________________________________

    Based on my knowledge of this students ability and my determination that the proposed project, whensatisfactorily completed, will significantly enhance this students professional growth, I, as Project Supervisor,recommend that this request for independent course and resulting culminating experience be favorablyconsidered.

    Project Supervisors Signature: __________________________________ Date: _____________

    Approved:

    ____________________ Graduate Coordinator

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    Guidelines for Internship (ESS 5398 or 5698) Ending in a Culminating Experience that Meets theComprehensive Exam Requirement

    Responsibilities of the Student

    1. To be able to enroll in ESS 5398 or 5698, the student must have: 1) a minimum GPA of 3.0; and 2)completed at least 18 hours of graduate coursework.

    2. Before registering for the course, the student must prepare a satisfactory proposal. This 2-page proposalshould include a description of regular/daily assigned responsibilities and a major internship project. Therequirements for a culminating experience associated with an internship are not simply met upon acquiringthe designated number of internship hours. The requirements for this culminating experience are met oncethe student:

    a. Completes an internship portfolio (which includes: (i) a summary of the original goals/objectives,whether they were achieved, and how they were achieved or why they were not achieved, (ii) adetailed description of projects and how they contributed to the agency; (iii) an explanation of howthe activities were of value to the students growth and development; (iv) suggestions for professionalimprovement and skills the student needs to acquire or improve upon); and

    b. Presents his/her project at the graduate student poster session.3. The student must submit the proposal to the Graduate Internship Supervisor. At that time, the graduate

    internship coordinator will either approve or deny the students request to enroll in ESS 5398 or ESS 5698.

    Responsibilities of the Graduate Internship Supervisor

    1. The Graduate Internship Supervisor is responsible for guiding the student, providing feedback, and evaluating the final product.

    2. The Graduate Internship Supervisor will assign the final grade.3. Upon completion of the culminating exercise, the Graduate Internship Supervisor will complete and submit

    the Comprehensive Examination Report to the Graduate School.a. As indicated above, completion of an internship does not imply that the student has completed

    his/her culminating experience and met the comprehensive exam requirements. b. The requirements for this culminating experience are met once the student: 1) completes an

    internship portfolio (which includes: (i) a summary of the original goals/objectives, whether theywere achieved, and how they were achieved or why they were not achieved, (ii) a detailed description of projects and how they contributed to the agency; (iii) an explanation of how theactivities were of value to the students growth and development; (iv) suggestions for professional

    improvement and skills the student needs to acquire or improve upon); and 2) presents his/her project at the graduate student poster session.

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    Guidelines for Internship Ending in a Culminating Experience that Meets the Comprehensive ExamRequirement: Request Form

    Students Name (Printed): __________________________________ Date: _____________

    The semester and year that this course will be taken: ___________________________________

    Degree Program: ____________________________________________________

    ( Note . A copy of the proposal must be attached to this form.)

    Signature of student: ____________________________________________________

    Project Supervisor (Printed): ____________________________________________________

    Based on my knowledge of this students ability and my determination that the proposal, when satisfactorilycompleted, will significantly enhance this students professional growth, I, as Graduate Internship Supervisor,recommend that this request for an internship and resulting culminating experience be favorably considered.

    Graduate Internship Supervisors Signature: ________________________ Date: _______

    Approved:

    ____________________ Graduate Coordinator