Graduate Programs in Health and Human Performance

Physical Education Pedagogy Specialization


The specialization in Physical Education Pedagogy prepares experienced teachers for careers in Physical Education Teacher Education at the college/university level. Graduates of the program will be prepared to conduct research and teach in physical education licensure programs. The degree consists of 8 specialization courses, 2 pedagogy courses, 2 practicum courses, and 5 courses in statistics and research methods. In addition, students complete a qualifying exam and a scholarly dissertation.

Specialization Courses in Physical Education Pedagogy

A total of 23 hours of coursework and independent research is selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.

  • PHED 7000 Adapted Physical Activity
  • PHED 7010 Analysis and Criticism of Professional Literature
  • PHED 7040 History of Physical Education
  • PHED 7090 Motor Learning in Physical Education
  • PHED 7680 Current Issues in Physical Education Pedagogy
  • PHED 7920 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education
  • PHED 7940 Supervision of Teaching in Physical Education
  • HHP 7060 Field Work or Laboratory Experiment in Human Performance

Additional information relative to admissions can be obtained under the graduate program link off of the departmental web page. For more information about the Physical Education Pedagogy Specialization please contact:

Mary Lou Veal, Ed.D.
Professor and Physical Education Program Manager
Middle Tennessee State University
Department of Health & Human Performance Box 96
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2888