Master in Sport Education

General Information of the Study Program
Name of the Study Program Master’s Program in Sport Education (MPd)
Management Unit of the Study Program The School of Postgraduate Studies of Universitas  Pendidikan Indonesia
Address Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No. 299 Bandung
Phone/Fax. +6222-75473207 / +6222-2005090
Homepage and Email Address
Date of Study Program Establishment 30 May 1997 based on the Decree Number: Dirjen Dikti Nomor 137/ Dikti/ Kep/ 1997
Recent Accreditation Ranking   A (score: 375), based on the Decree number: 378/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/M/IX/2014.  26 September 2014 to 2019  
Quality Management System   : ISO 9001:2008, No.: 01 100 106374, 18 December 2015 (Accredited by TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH)  
Degree Title Awarded   M.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan Olahraga) [equivalent to  Master in Sport Education]
Admission Requirements   A Bachelor’s Degree GPA of 2.75; a TOEFL score of 450 or its equivalents, and Passing the English and Academic Aptitude Tests
Length of Study   2 Years (4 Semesters)
Total Credit Requirements   41 – 46
Graduation Requirements   A Minimum GPA of 2.75,  A TOEFL score of 450,  Scientific Publication in a Journal or Proceeding of National/International Seminar
Further Education   Qualified to apply for admission to Doctor Study: Doctoral Degree in SportEducation or its equivalents
  1. Rationale
Master of Physical Education was established on May 30, 1997 by decree of the Director General of Higher Education No. 137 / Dikti / Kep / 1997. Ranked accreditation of Master of Sport today is A with SK BAN-PT No. 378 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / MI IX / 2014. The study program has a vision “To produce graduates who have global insight and a pioneer in the development of sport on a national level of international competitiveness. And have missions: Preparing graduates a comprehensive insight into the field of sport education, and capable of being an academic community who have leadership and technical expertise as a researcher in the field of sport pedagogy theory, according to the taxonomic knowledge in disciplines and developed at the international level. Organizing the service of community service in a professional manner in order to participate and solve the national sports both related to education, political, economic, social or cultural. Holding as well as the internationalization of sport science through the development and strengthening of networks and partnerships at the national, regional, and international. Master of Physical Education SPS UPI has very specific characteristics. First, as an education program that serves to foster sport science in order to provide services within the framework of agogik (agogical framework), as a combination or relationship orthogonal between the pedagogy (theoretical education of children) and Andragogy (theory of adult education) in physical education (physical education) and sport (sport). The service is very relevant to the needs of society at all levels and age levels, in line with the spirit of lifelong education (long-life education). Second, the scope of the study activities do not stop at the stage of concept studies and theories, but up on its implementation to the practice of teaching / training in physical education and sport. The activity is in accordance with the highly complex phenomenon in physical education and sport that involves aspects of science (science) and art (art), so it takes effort to mejembatani theory into practice, and otherwise organize practical experience into a concept or theory. The main study Master of Education Sport is Sports Pedagogy, Sporta Sciences and Sports Coaching in respect of: biomechanics of sports, sporta physiology o, sports psychology, sports medicine, sports management, Evaluation and measurement sport, sports sociology , physical education, adaptive physical education, sports industry, sports traditional, sports methodologies, sports policies, outdoor education and sport tourism. Profile graduates Physical Education is the majority become experts in the field of education and science of sports which are able to develop new knowledge, technologies, synthesize various approaches to curriculum model, applying the skills and expertise, to manage research and the problems of physical education and sport in order to provide solutions and improve the quality process and learning outcomes of students and be able to get national or international recognition. Employment of graduates are educational institutions, both public schools / madrasah / tsanawiyah, special education and training institutions, development agencies sporting achievement. Master of Physical Education has partnered with a variety of Master of Physical Education and Sport Sciences from various other universities throughout Indonesia and abroad, partnering also with IGO (Association of Physical Education Teachers), FORMI (Federation of Reakreation Sports Indonesian Society), KONI (Committee of Sports Indonesian National) Regional and National, and other board-board in sports. Aims The general purpose program master sports education is students have the skills and ability to take the right decision and professionals based on the analysis of information and data, and can choose a variety of alternative solutions independently and groups in solving the problems of learning and service development of learners faces in accordance with the context to obtain the best learning outcomes and optimal development of learners Learning Outcomes (LO) The expected learning outcomes for the Master’s Degree in Sport  Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies of UPI cover a range of abilities, as follows:
Skills Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Approach
Knowledge Develop new science, technology, and/or arts in education or professional sports education practices through research to produce creative, original,  and well-tested works; Discussions, Critical analysis, inquiry based learning, project based learning,  collaborative learning, cooperative learning dan self direct learning.
Specific Skills   Investigate problems in science and technology of sports education using intra- or multi-disciplinary approaches;   Apply knowledge and expertise in sports education on the basis of educational values; Analyse and synthesise different new, innovative, and  creative  learning approaches, methods, and strategies to improve  learning quality and  outcomes and to maximise learner potentials.   Analyse and synthesise diverse models of  curriculum, learning program, and evaluation in sports education;   Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset, presentation     Project based learning,  collaborative learning, cooperative learning, self direct learning, teaching practice, presentation.           Critical analysis, project based learning, problem based learning mini riset, collaborative learning dan cooperative learning and self direct learning, presentation
Communication ability 1.    Students will be able to disseminate research results and innovations in the field of Sport Education at the national and international levels. 2.    Demonstrate cooperative skills, social sensitivity and awareness towards communities and environment. Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset, Seminar, report/article writing  
Managerial ability Manage research, analyse, and synthesise problems  in sports education to provide solutions to those  problems and to improve the quality of process of learning; Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset, Teaching practice  
Attitude Students will acquire the ability to cooperate, leadership, concern, and responsibility for the improvement of the quality of Sporteducation based on the scientific values and attitudes. Demonstrate a sense of responsibility in the expertise of sport education independently; Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini project, Teaching practice, group work  
Lifelong learning skills Students will acquire the skills of learning, managing information, and using ICT as the bases for self-development and lifelong learning. Critical analysis, self direct learning, mini riset  
The teaching and learning approach apply UPI educational philosophy:  scientific, educative, and religious; as well as silih asih [loving each other], silih asah [teaching each other], and silih asuh [caring for each other]. Structure of the Program The required course groups and total credits for the students of the Master’s Degree in SportEducation Study Program are listed in the following table.
No Course Group Total Credits Percentage
1 Foundations of SportEducation 6 14.63
2 Research in SportEducation 12 29.26
3 Recent Development and Innovations in SportEducation 12 29.26
4 Specialization 11 26.83
Total 41 100
  This program is a master by course work with research component as capstone project  Assessment The assessment for each course is made in accordance with UPI’s Academic Guidelines. The assessment components are documented in the syllabus and course unit of each respective course and this assessment reflects students’ learning outcomes and the accomplishments of the content of the program as a form of implementation of the curriculum. The assessment components of learning outcomes are generally obtained through midterm examination and final examination. The components also include assignments in the forms of individual/group presentation, performance, portfolio, mini research reports, and papers. In addition to assessment of course subjects, the teaching and learning process is assessed through qualification examination, which is to determine whether the students qualify to continue their studies or not. Students can take this examination if they have met the minimum requirements of 24 course credits and a minimum TOEFL score of 450. The materials included in the qualification examination consist of pedagogic content, Sport content, and knowledge of research methods. Students are declared to pass the qualification examination if they obtain a minimum score of 2.75. Those who have not gained the minimum score are allowed to take a remedial examination in the following month after the first qualification examination. Those who do not pass the second qualification examination will be considered to have dropped out of the program. Completion of master’s thesis is required for the master’s degree. The thesis writing process begins with the making of research proposal supervised by a supervising lecturer and followed by a seminar of the thesis proposal reviewed by three lecturers. Following this seminar, students can conduct the research and thesis writing with the help of one or two supervising lecturers. Upon the completion of the thesis, students will take a thesis defence, which is divided into First Thesis Defence and Second Thesis Defence. What follows are several possible research areas for students’ thesis:
  1. Science Technology and Engineering (STEM)
  2. Scientific Literacy
  3. Higher order thinking
  4. Technology-based instruction
  5. Assessment of Sporteducation
  6. Teacher professional development
Student Support The curriculum of the Study Program of Sport Education is systematically and coherently implemented, both internally (among components in the curriculum) and externally (in relation to the field of employment). The faculty members are directed to manage their lectures by optimising students’ potentials on the basis of attitudes and behaviours which are in line with the noble virtues and local wisdoms. The lectures are developed in an attempt of helping students to achieve (learning outcome) and promoting the growth of a healthy academic culture. Various student services have been developed to help students achieve the best learning outcomes and graduate on time. Some of these services are language courses and workshops on academic writing, research proposal, and thesis, held at least once a year. In addition, there is Student Communication Forum, which enables students across batches and study programs to interact and exchange ideas. This forum also allows for students to hold various academic and social activities. Additional Information Further information regarding the Master’s Degree in Sport Education Study Program can be found in:
  1. UPI’s Academic Guidelines (
  2. Book of Curriculum 2015 of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  3. Leaflets/brochures of the Master’s Degree in Sport Education Study Program
  4. Website of UPI’s School of Post-Graduate Studies (
  5. Website of the Master’s Degree in Sport Education Study Program (