The University of Arkansas at Monticello is still accepting applications for the first summer term for its online master’s of physical education and coaching degree, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, dean of the UAM School of Education.

Anyone planning to enroll in the program for the 2013 summer term must be admitted to the university and to the graduate program no later than two weeks before the start of classes on May 28. Admission to the university may be completed at the Office of Admissions on the first floor of Harris Hall.  Admission to the School of Education Graduate Program may be completed on the first floor of Willard Hall.

For more information, contact the School of Education at (870) 460-1062.

The master’s degree in physical education and coaching is an online degree program designed for individuals who want to coach in college, and public school coaches as well as anyone in an athletic-related field who wants to increase their knowledge, earning potential and career options. The degree requires completion of 30 hours of online course work covering topics such as strength and conditioning, risk management, laws that guide athletics and protect athletes, and current issues and trends in athletics. The program is designed to be completed in one year plus one semester with the final semester used for conducting a capstone research project.

The program does not include or require a state teacher licensure. Persons who enroll in the program must have a baccalaureate degree in education or an athletic or physical education-related discipline such as kinesiology, exercise science or recreational activities.