Exercise Science and Physical Education, Sports Administration and Coaching Concentration (M.S.)

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michele Fisher
Office: University Hall, Room 4109
Phone: (973) 655-7120
Email: fisherm@mail.montclair.edu

The graduate program in Exercise Science and Physical Education provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in the general field of exercise science and physical education, and to enhance proficiency in an area of concentration.   The concentration in Sports Administration and Coaching is designed to develop and enhance competencies necessary for coaching of athletics in a public school setting or in higher education, administration of athletic programs at a secondary or higher education level, and management in a community or professional sport organization. The program represents a blend of content related to the art of coaching and administration of athletics including coursework in sport management, sport law, sport marketing, sports conditioning, coaching techniques and sport psychology.  With the proper selection of electives and requisite teaching experience, students are eligible to obtain the Supervisory Certificate.

The program is 33 credits, including 15 credits in the sports administration and coaching concentration, 6-9 credits in electives, and 6-9 credits in research methods and conduct of a capstone project.  Students have their choice of selecting an applied project, internship or research project for their capstone experience.  Many of the courses in this program are offered in a hybrid format in which some of the class meetings take place in the classroom while the remaining class sessions are conducted online. Facilities for learning activities and research in motor learning, biomechanics, and exercise physiology are provided in the state-of-the art Human Performance Laboratory and the Physical Education Activity Laboratory in University Hall.

Program Requirements

Required Core Course
PEMJ 502Methods of Inquiry and Analysis3
PEMJ 508Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness3
Sports Administration and Coaching Concentration
PEMJ 510Legal Aspects of Sport, Fitness and Physical Education3
PEMJ 514Sport Marketing and Public Relations3
PEMJ 546Principles of Sports Conditioning3
PEMJ 547Advanced Coaching Techniques3
PEMJ 559Applied Sport Psychology3
Capstone Experience and Free Electives
Capstone Experience
Select one of the following options:3-6
Option A
Applied Project
Option B
Internship in Sport and Exercise Science
Option C
Research Design
Research Project
Free Electives
Select 9 credits (if choosing Capstone option A or B) or 6 credits (if choosing option C) of graduate level electives.6-9
Facility Management in Sport, Fitness and Physical Education
Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Advanced Adapted Physical Education
Applied Sport Physiology
Seminar in Current Challenges in Athletics
Orientation to Sports Medicine
Motor Behavior in Youth
Curriculum in Physical Education
Advanced Biomechanics: Understanding Performance and Injuries
Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education
Independent Study in Physical Education
Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education
Differentiated Supervision
Leading Curriculum Change for Student Achievement
Total Credits33