M.Sc. On Campus

Physical Education - Teaching Games for Understanding

Bridgewater State University

12 months
475 USD/credit
475 USD/credit
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This Physical Education - Teaching Games for Understanding program at Bridgewater State University is designed for graduate students to develop a deep understanding of the theoretical, philosophical and practical dimensions of a constructivist approach to teaching and learning in physical education.


Through engagement with the current literature in education, reflection on their own practice, and engagement in the research process, students will explore the impact of applying student centered approaches on teaching and learning in K-12 physical education.

Learning outcomes

The Physical Education - Teaching Games for Understanding concentration at Bridgewater State University will be delivered as a cohort model with a minimum of six students and a maximum of 15. The cohort will include physical education teachers who have completed an initial licensure program in physical education. The program will be completed part-time in two years, and it includes a two-week summer institute in both years.

Non-degree students who are looking for professional development in Teaching Games for Understanding may participate in the summer institute courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Curriculum Development 
  • Research Methods in Physical Education
  • Educational Games for Elementary and Middle School Level 
  • Improving Teaching Effectiveness in Physical Education 
  • Critical Pedagogy in Physical Education
  • Adventure-Based Physical Education
  • Educational Dance in the School Setting
  • Qualitative Data Analysis in Physical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Overseas students are advised to seek admission at least one month before the deadline.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores are currently being waived due to COVID-19
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Personal statement .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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