Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Educational Sciences - Spor Education - Physical Education and Sports Education
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
At the Institute of Educational Sciences of Marmara University, the master program "Sport Education" is one of the most prestigous graduate programs in the area sport pedagogy in Turkey. In addition, three programs are delivered at the master level in the Institute of Health Sciences: 1. Movement and Training Sciences 2. Sport Health Sciences 3. Sport Mangement Sciences
Qualification Awarded
Students who successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits of courses in the Sport Education Master program and obtain at least 2.50 weighted mean scores on a 4.00 scale, and successfully defending a thesis against a selected jury will be awarded by the Master degree of Physical Education and Sport, Sport Education and will gain expert status in this area.
Specific Admission Requirements
Applicants to the graduate programs must submit their diplomas after completing a 4-year undergraduate degree program and graduate. For conditional pre-admission, the student has to be in the last semester of a bachelor program. (Those students, who could not graduate prior to the date of final registration, will not be able to present their graduation certificates and will be disclosed from registration even if they had been on the original winning list). The candidate students will be registered, if they could provide documentation of ALES (Academic Personel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examen) scores at least of 60 performed by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), or some equivalent score in an examination accepted by the Higher University Council (635 GRE, GMAT 466).
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The student has to complete at least four years of undergraduate education; students who have not studied areas of Sport Science will be implemented in the "Academic Preparation Program". These students will have to take additional courses.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The evaluation of candidates is based on 50% of the ALES score, 20% of the graduation score, 15% of professional knowledge exam score, and15% of assessment interview (oral) score on a scale of 100. Different scoring systems on graduation documents (like 4 or 5 scales, or letters) will be transferred to the 100 scale scoring system according to the decisions of the Senate of Marmara University. Foreign students must apply according to the criteria declared at the university's home page.
Profile of The Programme
In the Master program in Sport Education a multidisciplinary curriculum has been devolped enabling sports scientist and physical education teachers to specialize in sport pedagogy.The program includes compulsory and selective courses on advanced speciality or general or cultural topics. By the great number of elective courses, students are given the chance to choose according to their preferences, which makes the program versatile. Thus, during the post-graduate training in Sport Education, processes regarding sport pedagogy as well as groups involved in sports for health may be investigated. In this context, knowledge is transferred to the student in an applied way based on scientific contemporary approaches.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Wider employment opportunities for graduates of our programs exist: if they are successful in entrance exams they may serve as a lecturer at universities that offer training in the field. Also, various organizations and institutions, especially schools provide positions as consultant in sport pedagogy and exercise experts.
Access to Further Studies
All students who have completed the program and obtained the Master degree in “Sport Education” gain the right to continue in the doctoral program "Sport Education" and in the doctoral programs of the Health Institute, especially the doctoral programs “Movement and Training Sciences”, “Sport Health Sciences” and “Sports Management”.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are subjected to midterm and final exam for each course; depending on the preferences of the tutor academic achievement grades, intermediate exams, projects, seminars, quizzes, homework, midterm exams will differently contribute to the final achievement. All exams are evaluated on a scale of 100 points. The students are required are required to obtain at least 65 points in the mid-term exam and final exam. Students who have received letter grades (AA /Excellent ), (BA / Very Good), (BB / Good), (CB / Medium-Good) and (CC / Medium) will successfully pass the course.
Graduation Requirements
This program provided a total of 30 credits and a minimum of ten courses, one seminar course and thesis work. Students who successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits of courses in the Sport Education Master program and obtain at least 2.50 weighted mean scores on a 4.00 scale, and successfully defending a thesis against a selected jury will be awarded by the Master degree of Physical Education and Sport, Sport Education. The program should be completed in three years.
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Program Director: Prof.Dr. Birol Çotuk AKTS/DS Coordinator: Dr. Meral Küçük yetgin Adresi : Marmara Üniversitesi - Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksekokulu Anadoluhisarı Beykoz-İSTANBUL Telefon : +90 216 308 56 61-62-63 / İç hat: 1194/ 1155 Belgegeçer : +90 216 332 16 20 /
The laboratories and facilities of the School of Physical Education and Sport are utilized. Facilities within the Sports Science and Sports Health Research and Application Center, as well as a research lab, and also an indoor semi-olympic swimming pool, an indoor sports hall, two outdoor and one indoor tennis courts, a gymnasium, four separate halls for martial arts, one folk dance hall, a shooting and a golf center, a fitness center, an athletics track, a canoe-paddle -sailing boat house, and two artificial ground football fields are used.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Has expertise level skills on physical education planning, organization, and administration,
2 Utilizes the instruments, technology, and information resources; required in the teaching process,
3 Has proficiency in fundamental skills and knowledge of physical education and sport,
4 Integrates knowledge base and applications of other disciplines into physical education and sports education,
5 Applies responsibility, leadership, creativity, sharing, and collaboration proficiencies,
6 Knows the legal rights and special education needs of individuals with disabilities along with special education techniques required for physical education,
7 Attains scientific publications on physical education and sports, and on related disciplines,
8 Applies the measurement and evaluation methods proficiently to improve quality of education,
9 Critically evaluates the physical education and sports knowledge,
10 Knows the different research methods and techniques,
11 Pursues ethical values during scientific data collection, interpretation and dissemination of results.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSO700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 5
2 BSO701 Research Methods in Sports Compulsory 3 0 5
3 BSO703 Teaching Methods in Physical Education Compulsory 3 0 5
4 BSO705 Movement Development in Fundamental Educational Stages Compulsory 3 0 5
5 BSO-S1,2 Elective - 1-2 Elective 6 0 10
Total 15 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BSO702 Motor Control and Learning Compulsory 2 2 5
2 BSO704 Sport Pedagogy Compulsory 2 2 5
3 BSO750 Research Seminar Compulsory 3 0 5
4 BSO752 Movement Education Compulsory 3 0 5
5 BSO-S3,4 Elective - 3-4 Elective 6 0 10
Total 16 4 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60