Master in Physical Education Curriculum

Curriculum Map

The Master in Physical Education (MPE) curriculum is designed to prepare professionals who wish to become physical education teachers, trainers, coaches, and sports and tournament directors both in academic and community settings such as in recreation centers.

The MPE curriculum includes courses which cover theories, principles and developing pedagogy and program design for physical education. It also delves into current trends and issues in the field, provides insight on technical topics such as applied kinesiology and measurement and evaluation.

The curriculum consists of a total of 39 units, with 33 academic units (594 hours coursework) and six (6) units of thesis writing.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.



First Semester

MA 240 – Advanced Educational Statistics
This course includes the following topics: estimation of parameters, formulation and testing of hypotheses, multiple and non-linear regression, correlation, contingency tables, analysis of variance, special distributions, and descriptive and inferential statistics (parametric and non-parametric).

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 243 – Curriculum Planning and Development
This course discusses the foundational areas that affect the design and development of a curriculum.

It covers theories and principles governing curriculum development, designing a curriculum, developing instructional materials, and evaluating a curriculum.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 249 – Advanced Communication Skills for Teachers
This course aims to improve and enhance the communication skills of teachers.

As educational leaders, they are expected to make formal and informal presentations using appropriate language and style, prepare memos and written reports clearly and accurately, actively listen to the viewpoints and positions of others, contribute to discussions, and convey opinions and recommendations effectively.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PE 254 – Seminar in Community Sports and Recreation Program
A comprehensive study of the concepts of sports management, organized recreation, and direct involvement in the community running a sports program.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 12

Second Semester

MA 241 – Methods of Educational Research
This course deals with basic concepts and methods of research. It trains students in the conduct of the whole research cycle: problem conceptualization, conceptual / theoretical framework development, research paradigm, research designing, instrument development, data analysis and interpretation and writing the research report.

At the end of the course, students submit a Research Proposal.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

EDUC 250 – Instructional Pedagogy for Specific Disciplines
This course allows for re-examination of one’s own motivation for entering the teaching profession, what values guide current practice, and what inspires that practice.

It also allows students to update themselves on content and teaching techniques / strategies for their specific area or discipline.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PE 244 – Advanced Administration and Supervision of PE and Sports
This course will deal on the concepts and principles of managing physical education. Additionally, the students will be trained to be effective and equipped leaders in creating a positive climate and culture; and managing change in the field of physical education.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PE 256 – Advanced Sports Coaching and Officiating
The course is designed to provide graduate students training and practical experiences in sport coaching and officiating.

The course is based on theories and practices pertaining to athletic management in coaching and a comprehensive review on the latest trends in officiating based on international governing bodies shall be implemented discussed and applied in the course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 12

Summer Term

PE 251 – Trends and Issues in Physical Education
To keep abreast of the different trends and issues in Physical Education. Additionally, this course will enhance student’s awareness and understanding in solving issues that concern physical education.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PE 252 – Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
This course deals with evaluation concepts, principles and practices in physical education. It guides students on various techniques and approaches in measuring student performance in the four domains of physical education.

Focus is made on test planning and construction as well as in interpreting test results, utilizing appropriate techniques to arrive at a valid and reliable system of evaluating student achievement and assigning grades.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

PE 253 – Applied Kinesiology
This course is designed to study the mechanical aspect of human performance and programming for prescription of exercises and sport performance, time and motion analysis as well as those applied to movements in games and rhythmic activities.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 9

Comprehensive Examination
Upon completion of all academic coursework, students are required to take the comprehensive examination, which they must pass prior proceeding to thesis writing in the next academic year.

Prerequisite: All academic coursework (33 units)
Credits: N/A
Number of hours: N/A




First Semester

THESIS 1 – Thesis Writing 1
Students select a thesis topic, conduct a literature review, formulate research questions, identify appropriate data collection and analysis methods, establish a research and writing timeline, and write a thesis proposal.

A thesis teacher is assigned to guide each student. The completed proposal is formally defended before a Thesis Panel composed of four faculty members.

Prerequisite: Comprehensive examination
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 3

Second Semester

THESIS 2 – Thesis Writing 2
After the student passes the thesis proposal defense, he/she enrolls in Thesis II, and may proceed with data-gathering, data analysis and final write-up of the thesis under the guidance of the thesis adviser.

The final research report is formally defended before the Thesis Final Defense Panel.

Prerequisite: THESIS 1
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: N/A

Total units: 3

Total program units: 36


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