Duration
3 years
Intakes
Study mode
Full-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The M.Ed. in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education Administration prepares practicing professionals to be leaders in a variety of career settings that promote the use of outdoor/adventure environments to create healthy individuals and a sustainable society and for advanced academic study in outdoor education and related disciplines. Traditional and experiential education strategies are used to provide graduate students with professional leadership training, technical competency, and an advanced theoretical basis for administering or advanced study in outdoor education programs and services.

Outdoor education academic programs and the Outdoor Center at Georgia College are Programs of Distinction at Georgia College, recognized by peers and students as providing distinctive niches in the academic environment. Outdoor education academic programs and the Outdoor Center at Georgia College are accredited by The Association for Experiential Education.

Entry Requirements

Requirement

Applications for fall 2011:

  • GRE score (verbal + qualitative) + [(upper division) x 100] = 1200 ore more

In addition to meeting the formula for admission, applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course;
  • Letter of application indicating why you have chosen a career in outdoor education administration, your teaching/professional philosophy, and how the program of study meets your career goals;
  • Current resume; copies of any relevant, current training certificates or certification cards;
  • Two (2) letters of reference signed by the referee (by email pdf attachment, fax, or regular post);
  • Phone or in-person interview.

Applications after August 1, 2011

  • GRE score verbal + quantitative: 35 pts
  • Upper division GPA (minimum 2.75): 10 pts
  • Letter of application indicating why you have chosen a career in outdoor education administration, your teaching/professional philosophy, and how the program of study meets your career goals: 15 pts
  • Current resume; copies of any relevant, current training certificates or certification cards: 15 pts
  • 2 letters of reference signed by the referee: 10 pts
  • In-person or telephone interview: 15 pts
  • A minimum combined score of 68 pts must be achieved for provisional admission

Notes:

  • Candidates are expected to have completed an undergradute statistics course before taking ODED 6963: Research in Outdoor Education.
  • Regular admission status is a necessary condition for consideration for a graduate assistantship.