Departments and Centers

Physical Education Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Physical Education
Academic Regulations

Degree requirements for students in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management are established by the faculty of the school and may change. Students are bound by rules and regulations established by the faculty at the time of their initial matriculation as a graduate student. Every graduate student will be assigned an advisor who will help cooperatively plan their course of study depending on experiences and education objectives. The Master of Science degree consists of a 15-hour core of major topics in physical education and human performance and an additional 20 hours of elective courses, a minimum of 9 of which must be completed in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

Core Courses (15 cr.)
Exercise Science
Curriculum and Teaching
HPER K525 Psychological Found. of Exercise and Sport (3 cr.) HPER K510 Qualitative Analysis of Sport (3 cr.)
HPER K530 Mechanical Analysis of Human Performance (3 cr.)

HPER K541 Motor Development (3 cr.)

HPER K535 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 cr.) HPER K552 Adapted Physical Education (3 cr.)
HPER K552 Adapted Physical Education (3 cr.) HPER K561 Health and Fitness Assessment (3 cr.)
HPER T590 Introduction to Research in HPER (3 cr.) HPER T590 Introduction to Research in HPER (3 cr.)

Quality points are assigned for purposes of determining the cumulative grade point average as follows: A+ or A = 4 credit points; A– = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3.0; B– = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2.0; C– = 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1.0; D– = 0.7; F = 0. No points are assigned for grades of Incomplete (I), Satisfactory (S), Pass (P), or Withdrawn (W).

All graduate students are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students whose average falls below this level will be placed on probation. Grades below C– will not count toward degree requirements; however, all grades earned in courses taken for graduate credit will be included in the calculation of the grade point average.

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from other institutions for application to the master’s degree program. The admission committee will determine the distribution and acceptance of those transfer hours at the time of admission. Once students have enrolled in the Master of Science degree program in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, they must receive advance approval from the advisor and department chair to take work at another institution for transfer to IUPUI. This limitation does not apply to work taken at any other Indiana University campus.

Transfer credit bearing grades of Pass (P) or Satisfactory (S) cannot be accepted unless there is official documentation for the transferring institution to verify that these grades are equivalent to at least a B on a graduate grading scale. No credit can be transferred for a course that cannot be officially documented as carrying graduate credit.


At least six months before the date of expected gradua-tion from the Master of Science program, the student should file an application for graduation with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management Recorder, Room 254, Physical Education/ Natatorium Building. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing, understanding, and completing all degree requirements in a timely manner. IUPUI holds a single Commencement ceremony in May each year. To participate in Commencement activities, the student must have completed all degree requirements by the previous December or expect to complete them no later than August following the May Commencement exercises.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon comletion of a Master's in Physical Education, students will demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Knowledge and skills needed to conduct original research within the area of kinesiology and/or to enter a program to earn an advanced degree in kinesiology or related fields.
  2. Communicate the knowledge of kinesiology across disciplines and translate it to the general public.
  3. Think critically and creatively to evaluate literature in the field of kinesiology.
  4. Apply ethics within the field of kinesiology.

Last Updated:  March 2011.