Date of Award

Summer 8-11-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Mary E. Corey


Since the modern Olympic movement in the late 19th century sport has grown and continues to play a prominent role in our globalized community. From the FIFA World Cup to the World Cup of Rugby, nations continually embrace the importance of sport as an effective means to demonstrate the superiority of their culture. The growth of sport as an academic subject has an incredible amount of importance and relevance in the classroom. As teachers we are constantly looking to engage our students in new and exciting ways while still sticking to curriculum and state standards. Sport is yet another powerful tool in which teachers can provide their students to help them become better critical thinkers.