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2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletic Administration

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The athletic administration program is designed to prepare students for administrative responsibility in schools, colleges, and other settings. Students who have not been certified to teach in public schools may become certified by fulfilling additional prerequisites beyond those listed. Consultation with the advisor is necessary.

Undergraduate prerequisites

First aid and CPR (or equivalent)
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury

Physical Education and Health Studies

Springfield College offers programs of study in physical education leading to the master’s degree, the Certificate of Advanced Study, and the doctorate.

At the master’s level the candidate may earn a master of science, a master of education, or a master of physical education degree by pursuing and successfully completing a program of study in one of the following areas of concentration: Adapted Physical Education; Advanced Level Coaching; Athletic Administration; Sport Studies; or Physical Education Teacher Licensure. The physical education programs also include concentrated work in Sport Management and Sport and Exercise Psychology. These concentrations are listed under Sport Management and Recreation and Exercise Science and Sport Studies on p.65 and p.33, respectively.

The requirements for admission are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree with satisfactory record from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate major in physical education equivalent to that offered at Springfield College. If this preparation is incomplete, it must be made up by study in addition to master’s degree requirements.
  • Evidence of personal and professional qualities that show promise of outstanding educational and social leadership.
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination scores taken within five years of the date of application.

For persons wishing to serve in supervisory and administrative positions, a program is available which leads to a Certificate of Advanced Study in Physical Education.

In recognition of completion of the highest level of formal academic preparation, the doctor of physical education degree is awarded to highly selected and well-qualified persons who successfully complete this program.

It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her advisor to ensure that all requirements are met. For more information contact Dr. Stephen Coulon at (413) 748-3029 or

Basic Program

Minimum of 36 s.h. of graduate credit.

Research Core Requirement

Athletic Administration Concentration

*Successful completion of the comprehensive examination is required with this option.

Candidates in the Athletic Administration program are eligible for the M.Ed., M.P.E., or M.S. Degree in accordance with Plan A or Plan B (refer to master’s degree requirements)

Electives 0-5 s.h.

Chosen from an approved list in consultation with program advisor

Research Requirement 4-9 s.h.

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