Springfield College has been an influential center for the study of physical education, sport, and athletics for more than a century. Its long history and groundbreaking research in the area of sport and exercise studies affords graduate students a level of specialization available at few other educational institutions. Springfield College has a reputation for providing superior preparation and producing outstanding physical educators, coaches, athletic administrators, and researchers. Master’s and doctoral graduates in physical education are often highly sought-after candidates for leadership positions within these fields.
Programs in physical education and health education involve coursework from many subject areas including pedagogy, motor learning and development, sport psychology, sport sociology, and athletic administration. This multidisciplinary academic approach, combined with in-depth research and solid fieldwork experience, lays the foundation for the future success of Springfield College graduates.
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For additional information, contact:
Michelle Moosbrugger, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (413) 748-3486
Recent Research by Graduate Students in the PEHE Department
- Comparing Initial Entry and Continuity of Former Intercollegiate Student-Athletes and Non-Student-Athletes in the Avocation of Officiating
- Motivational Effects of Fantasy Football on College Students and Football Student-Athletes
- Recruitment Stage of the Occupational Socialization of Physical Education Teachers
- Burnout in NCAA Division III Male and Female Head Coaches
- The Relationship between Physical Education Time and MCAS English and Math Scores
- The Experiences of Black Women Coaching Division I Basketball
- The Effect of Radar Gun Augmented Feedback on Consistency of the Volleyball Float Serve of Intercollegiate Volleyball Players
- Organizational Structure in NCAA Division III Athletics
- The Influence of Teaching Evidence Based Practice on Critical Thinking in Athletic Training Students
- Clinical Instructional Behaviors in the Practicum Setting
- Valued Outcomes in Youth Sport Programs in Kenya: Toward the Government’s Vision 2030
- Enjoyment of Interactive Video Games and Attraction to Physical Activities in Elementary Physical Education
- The Ecology of the Cooperative Learning Model in Middle School Physical Education
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Important Information for Graduate Students
- Independent Study Procedures(.doc)
- Important Dates for Poster Presentations and Independent Studies(.doc)
- Application for Poster Presentation(.doc)
- Poster Template(.ppt)
- Poster Guidelines & Format(.doc)
- Poster Suggestions(.doc)
Beyond Fun And Games: How Physical Educators Learn To Teach
- Read the Triangle article written by Shannon Langone.