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Regulations for MPE

18 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Physical Education

The degree of Master of Physical Education is offered by full-time and part-time study. Part-time study is available through internet based distance education technology.

18.1 Qualifications for Admission

1. Admission is limited and competitive. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 1 for admission into the subsequent fall semester. To be considered for admission an applicant shall normally hold a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies or a related discipline, with at least second class standing, from an institution recognized by Senate. In addition to the above, preference will be given to applicants with work experience, obtained either through Cooperative Education programs or through employment deemed appropriate.
2. Any other applicant who holds a Bachelor of Physical Education or Recreation and Leisure Studies degree or its equivalent may be considered for admission provided that:
a. the applicant's undergraduate record after the first year shows an average of at least grade B in physical education and/or recreation and leisure studies courses, OR
b. the applicant has raised his/her overall academic standing to second class following the completion of the undergraduate degree, through the successful completion of an approved pattern of undergraduate courses.
3. Only in exceptional circumstances and only on the recommendation of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet these admission requirements.

18.2 Program of Study and Research
1. The degree of Master of Physical Education is offered under three options:
Option I. The program shall consist of a minimum of 15 credit hours in graduate courses plus a thesis. The thesis shall be on an approved subject in which systematic research has been conducted by the candidate under the direction of the Supervisor.
Option ii. The program shall consist of a minimum of 15 credit hours in graduate courses plus an action research report. The project shall be on an approved subject in which action-research has been conducted by the candidate under the direction of the Supervisor.
Option iii. The program shall consist of a minimum of 24 credit hours in graduate courses plus a comprehensive examination in the candidate's major area of study.

2. The candidate's major area of study shall be Administration, Curriculum and Supervision in Physical Education. In conjunction and collaboration with other Faculties and Schools of Memorial University of Newfoundland, students may pursue their special interests through an interdisciplinary course of study. The student's interests may be accommodated through individual reading and research in these special areas.
3. The required courses for the degree shall normally include:
Option i: HKR 6500, one of 6000 or 6001, 6120, plus two of 6003, 6111, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6610-6615 (plus thesis)
Option ii: HKR 6500, one of 6000 or 6001, 6120, plus 3 of 6003, 6111, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6610-6615 (plus project)
Option iii: HKR 6500, one of 6000 or 6001, 6120, plus 5 of 6003, 6111, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6610-6615 (plus comprehensive examination)

Equivalent courses may be substituted from other Faculties or Schools subject to the approval of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Graduate Studies Committee.

18.3 Evaluation
1. Candidates must obtain an A or B grade in each program course. In accordance with General Regulation Evaluation, Evaluation of Graduate Students only one course may be repeated.
2. When the Director has determined, on the basis of consultation with the candidate and the instructors, that a candidate's work has fallen below a satisfactory level, he or she may recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies that the candidate be required to withdraw from the program.

18.4 Thesis and Project Report
1. Evaluation of the thesis or project shall be governed by Graduate Studies General Regulation Theses and Reports. The thesis or report shall normally be evaluated by two examiners approved by the Dean.
2. When the thesis or report has been completed to the satisfaction of the Dean, the Dean shall recommend that the candidate be awarded the degree.

18.5 Comprehensive Examinations
1. Candidates electing to qualify for the degree under Option iii must write a comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination shall examine the candidate's ability to integrate and apply material from all course work completed during study for the degree. The candidate may be required to appear for an oral examination.
2. The comprehensive examination shall normally be constructed and evaluated by an examining committee of three examiners, at least two of who shall be faculty members of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation appointed by the Dean on the recommendation of the Director of the School.
3. A candidate may not write the examination before completing the course work for the degree.
Note: Every candidate in graduate studies shall comply with the General Regulations, the degree regulations and any additional requirements of the Department.

Courses
HKR 6500: Introduction to Research in Physical Education
HKR 6000: Quantitative Methods in Physical Education
HKR 6001: Qualitative Research Methods in Physical Education
HKR 6002: Scientific and Cultural Foundations of Physical Education
HKR 6003: Physical Education, Culture and Society
HKR 6110: Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Management
HKR 6111: Canadian Delivery Systems in Physical Education, Recreation and Sport
HKR 6120: Curriculum Development in Physical Education
HKR 6121: Physical Education Leadership
HKR 6122: Comprehensive School Health
HKR 6123: Coaching and Long-term athlete development in the education system
HKR 6124: Adapted Physical Activity for Persons with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities
HKR 6125: Evaluation and Testing in Physical Education
HKR 6130: Computer Applications In Physical Education
HKR 6410: History of Physical Education and Sport
HKR 6XXX Contemporary Issues and Trends in Physical Education
HKR 6610-6615: Individual reading and research in special areas.
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