Master of Sport & Exercise Science
Mission Statement: The mission of the Health and Human Performance Program (HHP) is to educate individuals to become baccalaureate or master’s prepared, competent professionals in sport management, sport and exercise science, and physical education.
Advanced Physical Education specialization
The Advanced Physical Education Emphasis is a 36 hour program designed to enhance and increase physical educators’ specific area of knowledge.
For more information on this Specialization, please contact Dr. George Walker. For questions related to Tennessee teachers' licenses, please contact our Licensure Officer.
The Advanced Physical Education specialization is a 36 hour program. This degree is designed to enhance and increase the physical educators knowledge in the area of physical education.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MSSEP CANDIDATES SEEKING INITIAL TEACHER LICENSURE
The Master of Exercise & Sport Science, Advanced Physical Education specialization, offers a route to teacher licensure.
All licensure-seeking students must obtain a transcript review by an advisor and the Licensure Officer and obtain a Program of Study from the Program Director of Health and Human Performance.
Students seeking initial teachers licensure:
All licensure-seeking students must obtain a transcript review by an advisor and the Licensure Officer, Karen Hobson, and obtain a Program of Study from the Program Director, Dr. George Walker, of HHP.
For licensure, candidates must work with the Licensure Officer to ensure that all State requirements are met. State or program-based requirements for licensure require that each candidate for licensure:
1. Send transcripts to the Licensure Officer.
2. Submit Fingerprinting and Background Check results AND join STEA for liability insurance. Candidates must do this before completing any field experiences by certain courses. Results and STEA confirmation should be sent to
The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
ATTN: Licensure Officer
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
3. Provide passing score on the Praxis II content area test required for the license sought by the candidate, within two semesters of being enrolled within student teaching. This score must be on file before the candidate can student teach. (Additional tests are required to obtain licensure.) NOTE: Students holding a baccalaureate degree are not required to take Praxis I Series (PPST) tests.
4. Complete and interview to enter the Teacher Education Progression, Phase II (TEP II). This checkpoint has several other criteria beyond and prior to the interview. If candidates have not completed requirements at the time of the TEP II interview – a semester prior to student teaching – they can expect to delay student teaching until requirements are met.
1. Students seeking initial teacher licensure must complete student teaching .
2. All students seeking initial teacher licensure must complete and pass the Praxis II tests required for a Physical Education P-12 license.
3. For specific program information, contact Dr. George Walker.
4. For questions related to Tennessee teachers’ licensure, contact our Licensure Officer, Karen Hobson.
5. Contact the Admissions office for specific admission questions.
6. See Graduate Catalog for specific program of study.
a. Physical Education
b. Physical Education (initial licensure)
- All graduate students seeking an Advanced Physical Education specialization or who are initial licensure candidates for physical education are required to purchase LiveText for electronic portfolio reviews. (This is available online at www.livetext.com)
- Students seeking initial teacher licensure must either complete student teaching or be employed on Transitional license.
- All students seeking initial teacher licensure must complete and pass the Praxis II tests required for a Physical Education P-12 license.