Physical Education and Athletics (ONPA- MS)

This is a content based physical education Master's degree program that does not lead to initial certification in physical education in NY state. It is meant for candidates who are not from NY state and who do not need to be endorsed for New York State teacher Certification. Candidates can take this Masters Degree in physical education from Cansius College back to their home state use with their Department of Education. Students should check with their department of education how this program can be used for their certification needs.

Curriculum

Core Research
PEG 680Research Methods in Physical & Health Education3
PEG 684Capstone in Teaching Physical Education and Health3
Teaching Sequence
PEG 611Movement Education and Physical Activity3
PEG 650Analysis of Curriculum in Physical and Health Teaching3
PEG 660Advanced Human Growth and Motor Development3
PEG 670Advanced Teaching Methods in Physical Education3
PEG 671Authentic Assessment in Physical Education3
Electives:
Select three of the following: 9
Health and Cultural Awareness
Principles and Foundations of Holistic Health
Healthy Behaviors and Alternative Medicine
Statistics in Physical Education/Health
International Health Perspectives
Leadership In Physical Education and Athletics
Physical Education for the Exceptional Individual
Performance Enhancements and Interventions: Sports Psychology
Coaching Theory and Techniques
Contemporary Issues in PE/Athletics
Total Credits30

Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

CANDIDATES IN THE ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, PEDAGOGICAL, AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE IN THEIR FIELD. 

Candidates will: 
  • Come to understand disciplinary content knowledge, the application of content knowledge to teaching physical education, and modes of inquiry that form the bases for physical education programs and instruction 
  • Use their knowledge of students to make every student feel important. They communicate through a humane, sensitive approach that each child, regardless of ability, can succeed and will benefit from a physically active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Have a deep and broad understanding of the content and principles of physical education, which enables them to devise sound and developmentally appropriate instructional activities.

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

CANDIDATES IN THE ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE IN THEIR FIELD. 

Candidates will:
  • Accomplished teachers of physical education create and sustain a welcoming, safe, and challenging environment in which students engage in and enjoy physical activity. They establish an orderly atmosphere with established protocols and expectations conducive to providing maximum learning for all students.

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

CANDIDATES IN ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE WILLINGNESS TO USE THEIR SKILLS TO BENEFIT AND SERVE SOCIETY. WITHIN THE CONTEXTS OF THEIR WORK, CANDIDATES PROMOTE AUTHENTIC LEARNING, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND A COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT FOSTER RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY AND THE DIGNITY OF ALL.

Candidates will:
  • Model and promote behavior appropriate in a diverse society by showing respect for and valuing all members of their communities and by having high expectations that their students will treat one another fairly and with dignity.
  • Create advocates for physical education by providing opportunities for family involvement and the involvement of the broader community in the physical education program.

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

CANDIDATES WILL DEMONSTRATE SELF-REFLECTION AS A HABIT OF MIND, CONTINUOUSLY ASSESSING AND REFINING THEIR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AS THEY CONSTRUCT A RICH REPERTOIRE OF RESEARCH-BASED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS AND/OR CLIENTS HAVE OPTIMAL OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND GROW. 

Candidates will: 
  • Participate in a wide range of reflective practices that foster their creativity, stimulate personal growth, contribute to content knowledge and classroom skill, and enhance professionalism. 

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

CANDIDATES WILL BECOME ADEPT AT APPLYING THEIR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING THEIR OWN PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE AND DECISION-MAKING WITH RESPECT TO ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND/OR CLIENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY. 

Candidates will:
  • Do not work in isolation but function as members of a large learning community. Recognizing that their responsibilities extend beyond their own classrooms, they contribute purposefully to enhancing instructional programs and improving the professional culture of their field.