The General Physical Education Masters program is an applied program designed for students interested in pursuing employment in areas such as athletics, athletic administration, Sports Management or Recreation in the areas of marketing, facilities, event management, and athletic administration.  The department offers both a non-thesis (internship) and thesis option for students.  Students interested in pursuing further education or research should consider completing the thesis option.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Sports
  • College Athletics
  • Sports Commission
  • Conference Offices

Benefits of a Master's Degree

A graduate degree helps you advance your career by qualifying for higher positions with additional leadership opportunities. The median salary for those with master’s degrees is 16% higher than for those with an undergraduate degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.