ENMU offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science degree (thesis or non-thesis options) in Physical Education. The coaching emphasis will focuses on practice and performance issues.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online program
  • Distinguished faculty dedicated to your career path
  • Internship placement
  • Focus on career development and sport/athletic business skills

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Affordable Master's in Physical Education

When it comes to financing your education, ENMU is here to help! Many of our students receive some sort of financial assistance, and we can help you find out if you qualigy for any grants, loans, or scholarships. View information about scholarships for which you may apply as a current ENMU student. We also have a limited number of part-time graduate assistantships available.

Graduate assistantships providing hands-on experience may be awarded to qualigied students. In addition to a stipend, graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver, which gives out-of-state students our low in-state tuition. A limited number of student-hire positions are also available in the department.

Graduate Tuition and Fees Financial Assistance for Graduates

Career Opportunities with a Master of Physical Education

With a master's degree in physical education, you can pursue careers in:

  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Exercise

Admission Requirements for Master's in Coaching Program

Requirements for admission to the HPE graduate program include the following:

  1. You must meet general admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School
  2. You must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.0. If you have a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0, you may be considered for provisional admission.
  3. If you do not have an undergraduate background in Physical Education or a related field, you will be provisionally admitted and required to take HPE 529 prior to regular admission.
  4. You must submit a letter of intent. The one-page letter should specify the intended emphasis area and should include the following:
    • A brief biography
    • A statement regarding your decision to attend ENMU
    • Your career aspirations upon completion of the degree

Only complete applications will be considered. Your application will be evaluated by the HPE graduate coordinator according to the criteria listed above. Regular status cannot be attained until all admission requirements have been met.

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Degree Options for Master's in Coaching Program

This degree may be obtained with or without a thesis.

Thesis option: This option is strongly encouraged if you are considering future doctoral study. You must complete 15 hours of Physical Education Core Requirements, 12 hours of emphasis area coursework, 3 hours of electives and 6 hours of Master's Thesis. If you elect to take the thesis option, you may not enroll in HPE 578 Coaching/Sport Administration Capstone Projects.

Non-thesis option: You must complete 18 hours of Physical Education Core Requirements including a 3-hour capstone course, 12 hours of emphasis area coursework and 6 hours of electives. No practicum or workshop credits may be included in the degree plan.

Master's in Physical Education with Coaching Emphasis (36 hours, Thesis option)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog.

Physical Education Core Requirements (15 hours)

CourseCredits
HPE 502 Review of Research (F,S)
(Must be completed within the first 6 hours of graduate coursework)
3
HPE 510 Social & Psychological Aspects of Sport (S) 3
HPE 533 Management & Leadership in Sport (F) 3
HPE 537 Ethics in Sport (F) 3
HPE 538 Sport Law & Risk Management (S) 3

Required Emphasis Courses (12 hours)

CourseCredits
HPE 506 Theory of Practice (S) 3
HPE 507 Physiological Principles of Training (F) 3
HPE 508 Kinesiology (Odd F) 3
HPE 527 Applied Sport Psychology (F) 3

Required Elective Courses

You must complete 3 hours of electives selected with advisor approval.

Thesis Requirement (6 hours)

CourseCredits
HPE 599 Master's Thesis 6

Master's in Physical Education with Coaching Emphasis (36 hours, Non-thesis option)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog.

Physical Education Core Requirements (18 hours)

CourseCredits
HPE 502 Review of Research (F,S)
(Must be completed within the first 6 hours of graduate coursework)
3
HPE 510 Social & Psychological Aspects of Sport (S) 3
HPE 533 Management & Leadership in Sport (F) 3
HPE 537 Ethics in Sport (F) 3
HPE 538 Sport Law & Risk Management (S) 3
HPE 578 Sport Administration Capstone Project (F,S)
(Note: Instructor approval required. HPE 578 must be taken in the final semester of coursework; you must have successfully completed all other core courses with a grade of “B” or better prior to registration for HPE 578. HPE 578 may be retaken only one time. If you fail HPE 578 a second time, you are automatically dismissed and are no longer eligible to participate in HPE graduate studies as degree-seeking.)
3

Required Emphasis Courses (12 hours)

CourseCredits
HPE 506 Theory of Practice (S) 3
HPE 507 Physiological Principles of Training (F) 3
HPE 508 Kinesiology (Odd F) 3
HPE 527 Applied Sport Psychology (F) 3

Required Elective Courses (6 hours)

You must complete 6 hours of electives selected with advisor approval.

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If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s in Physical Education, please submit an application or contact us for more information.

Graduate School Application

All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Health and Physical Education graduate coordinator:

Dr. Rebecca Davis
Associate Professor of Special Education, ES and HPE Graduate
Coordinator
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Graduate Coordinator

Rebecca Davis

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Associate Professor of Special Education, ES and HPE Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 102

Phone: 575.562.4231

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Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575.562.2147

 
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