Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree

Mission Statement

The School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies (HMSLS) shares the University vision to be the premier learning community in Ohio and one of the best in the nation. In concert with the College of Education and Human Development, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of lifelong learners and leaders.  The School is committed to the creation, enhancement, and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of kinesiology, sport, leisure and tourism studies. As agents of change, we strive to fulfill this commitment through exemplary scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, and service. In this pursuit, we encourage academic excellence, the integration of academic disciplines, and the quest for social justice based on knowledge and appreciation of human diversity.

At the completion of the master’s degree, students will have mastered the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze, interpret, synthesize, and evaluate the literature appropriate to her/his area of study (through thesis defense or poster presentation).
  2. Integrate learning from courses taken in his/her area of study.
  3. Write clearly, demonstrating grammatical precision and avoiding unnecessary area of study jargon.
  4. Speak clearly at a level appropriate for the listeners.
  5. Articulate reasoned beliefs in a civil manner.
  6. Demonstrate competence in those skills required of his/her area of study.
  7. Provide leadership appropriate to her/his area of study.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to interact with a diverse, multicultural, and global society.

The Graduate Program in Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies 

The graduate program has three specializations:

All three programs require slightly different combinations of core and specialization requirements. In addition students have a choice of culminating experiences:

The decision about which plan you decide is made in conjunction with your advisor and normally is decided after 15 credit hours of study.