Degree Name:

Master of Arts in physical education (MA in PHE)

Program Vision

To attain leadership and Excellence through preparing researchers specialized in the field of physical education.

Program Mission:

The department seeks to prepare distinguished researchers through making available a scientific setting characterized with quality and international standards in physical education fields.

Program Objectives:

1. To Prepare professional and academic specialists who will be able to use the methods of scientific research and its applications in the field of physical education.

2. To Prepare high quality specialists to work for various educational institutions.

3.To Develop physical education knowledge and skills

4.To enrich scientific research in the field of physical education.

Program Outcomes:

Knowledge and Comprehension:

1. Understanding the newest information and knowledge of physical education.

2. Understanding the new teaching methods that achieve all the objectives of 

    physical education.

3. Deep understanding of the scientific research methods in the field of

    physical education.

B- Mental Skills:

1. The ability to construct, analyze and make connections as regards application of scientific basis for physical activities.

2. To integrate theory with practicing in all the physical education activities.

3. The ability to utilize the scientific method to solve problems that may face physical

    educators.

C- Professional and Practical Skills:

1. self-learning and continuous to development of personal and professional skills.

2. The ability to lead and  participate in teamwork activities.

3. The ability to shoulder the responsibility for professional tasks and interpersonal relations.

D- General Skills:

1. The ability to use personal skills to interact with others and accept different points of view.

2. self-evaluation and practical employment of it.

3. The optimal use of  information technology to get the knowledge relevant to physical education.

Program Beneficiaries:

- Physical educators in public and private schools.

- Supervisors of physical education at the Ministry of Education.

- Any specialist who is interested in the field of physical education and physical activity.

- Officials and professionals of physical activities in the military and security

  sectors.

Employment Opportunities Available:

- A Supervisor of physical education programs in public and private schools.

- A researcher in the field of physical education.

- Physical education curriculum specialist at the Ministry of Education.

- A specialist preparing physical activities programs at the military and security sectors.

Admission Requirements

Taking into account admission requirements enumerated in the Unified Law Organizing Graduate Studies at Saudi Universities:

1 - Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in Physical Education, or any

      bachelor's degree related to physical education field.

2 – Applicant's GPA should not be below (Very Good) in specialized courses.

3 - Applicant must pass the personal interview held by the department committee of graduates' studies.

4 - The committee prefers applicants who have skills in English and computer.

Requirements for obtaining the Degree:

Thesis Option

Passing (31) study units of master’s courses

Successful completion of master’s thesis.

Program Tracks (if any):     NA

Program General Structure:  Thesis Option

Number of required units is (31) in addition to thesis as follows:

Type of Courses

No. of Courses

No. of Units Required

Core

9

25

Elective

2

6

Thesis

1

-

Total

12

31

Program Study Plan:

First Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

500 BMB

Methods of Research in Sport Sciences and Physical Activity

3(3+0)

2

501 PHE

Philosophy and trends of Sport Science and Physical Activity

3(3+0)

3

502 PHE

Curriculum & Teaching Methods in Physical Education

3(3+0)

Total

9

Second Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

511 BMB

Statistics in Sport Science and Physical Activity

3(3+0)

2

512 PHE

Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education (Master's Level)

3(3+0)

3

513 PHE

New strategies for Inclusion in Physical Education Classes.

3(3+0)

Total

9

Third Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

521 PHE

Technology in Physical Education

3(3+0)

2

596 PHE

Thesis proposal preparation

1(1+0)

3

…..PHE

Elective course (1)

3(3+0)

total

7

Fours Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

522 PHE

independent study

3(3+0)

2

…..PHE

Elective course (2)

3(3+0)

total

6

Fifth Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

600 PHE

Thesis

-

Total

-

Elective course:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

523 PHE

Applied Activities in Adapted Physical Education.

3(3+0)

2

524 PHE

Seminar in Developmental Psychology.

3(3+0)

3

525 PHE

Seminar in school Recreational Activities.

3(3+0)

4

532 PHE

Physical Education and Health.

3(3+0)

5

533 PHE

Current Issues in Physical Education.

3(3+0)

 

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