A Descriptive Analysis of Master’s Degree Programs in Adapted Physical Education in the United States of America
Master’s degree programs in adapted physical education (APE) are offered in many universities in the United States of America. A study is needed to analyze primary similarities and differences among their programs of study. The purpose of this study was to analyze all programs of study for master’s degrees in APE. All such programs of study were downloaded from related websites and their data about program characteristics were identified and collected. All courses specified in each program of study were then coded into one of these four components: core, professional, elective, and capstone. The courses in each component were grouped. The mean of credit hours for all programs of study, the mean credit hours in each component, and the percentage of each course group, were calculated. The results obtained in this study resulted in a descriptive profile of APE master’s degree programs with multiple characteristics and course groups. It is clear that this profile is useful for professionals to develop and revise an APE master’s degree program.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0239
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada