Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
23.2 Program of Study and Research
  1. The Degree of Master of Physical Education is offered under three options:

    Option 1. The program shall consist of a minimum of 12 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 2. The program shall consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate courses plus a project 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 3. 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 1: HKR 6500, one of 6000 or 6001, 6120, plus one of 6003, 6111, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6610-6615 (plus thesis)

    Option 2: HKR 6500, one of 6000 or 6001, 6120, plus one of 6003, 6111, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6610-6615 (plus project)

    Option 3: 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. In addition, all on-campus candidates shall be required to complete four semester-length seminars represented by successful completion of HKR 6314 (a non-credit, repeatable course) in each of four semesters during their tenure in the program. Off-campus or part-time candidates who cannot attend the on-campus seminar series can substitute 24 hours of participation (over their two-year tenure) and present once at national, provincial or regional conferences, workshops, professional development seminars, or equivalent activities.