Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH PROMOTION

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees with areas of concentration in kinesiology and health promotion. Within these areas students may specialize in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health promotion, physical education teaching/coaching, or sport management. The Department also offers a Ph.D. degree in Exercise Science in which the student can specialize in biomechanics or exercise physiology.

Doctor of Philosophy

The program offers areas of concentration in Biomechanics, or Exercise Physiology. The goal of the program is to provide education to qualified students so that they will have a broad understanding of exercise science, as well as an in-depth knowledge of one specific area or discipline. Graduates of this program will be able to conduct exercise science research, teach at the university level, direct discipline specific educational programs, and collaborate with other professionals on various issues related to exercise science.

The Exercise Science Core includes 20 hours and provides the student with a broad understanding of the various disciplines involved in this field. Each student is also required to take a minimum of 7 hours in research/statistic course work and 6 hours of computer programming or demonstrate proficiency in programming. Beyond this minimum, an advisor and committee in consultation with each student set the structure and content of the doctoral program. The number of formal courses within each area of specialization may vary. It is expected that the depth of knowledge in each area of study comes from independent study and research experiences, in addition to the dissertation, which are all under the direction of the faculty. Each student will demonstrate their depth of knowledge by their qualifying exams. Typically, it will take from 3-5 years for the student to complete the degree requirements including the dissertation.

Core Courses (Required 20 credits)

KHP 610 Muscles in Motor Control 3

KHP 615 Biomechanics of Fundamental Movements 3

KHP 620 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3

KHP 640 Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science 3

KHP 782 Independent Research 3

PGY 615 Teaching Credits or equivalent 1

Seminar (1 credit/sem for 4 sem) 4

Doctor of Education

The Ed.D. program in Kinesiology and Health Promotion provides advanced study for those who seek careers in educational, industrial or other appropriate settings. Admission to the program requires a master's degree and satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Examination. Course work is planned by the student's advisory committee based on their assessment of the student's background and goals. All programs include course work within and outside the department. Additional information about the Ed.D. can be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science

The master's program is designed to provide a high-quality graduate program for the following two types of students: 1) active, motivated individuals who desire advanced study to enhance their professional adequacy, and 2) discipline-oriented students completing a master's as an intermediate step toward doctoral work. The objective of the program is to prepare the student to:

1) effectively locate, analyze, and use significant elements of the professional literature and research materials,

2) permit an in-depth study of a specialized content area within the field, and

3) acquire a knowledge of sound research procedures.

The program needed to accomplish this objective involves a combination of departmental course offerings, supporting electives, and a required core of statistics and research methods. Inasmuch as the fields of health promotion and kinesiology draw their principles from a variety of disciplines, it is appropriate that certain electives be chosen from the supportive areas of the biological and physical sciences and the behavioral and social sciences. Master's candidates with the approval of the department may select either a thesis (Plan A) or a non-thesis option (Plan B).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the requirements set forth in the first part of this Bulletin. Students are expected to have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). In addition, applicants are expected to have a minimum of 21 undergraduate hours in their respective fields. Specific prerequisites for graduate study at the master's level are determined by a committee of the departmental graduate faculty based upon area of emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Regardless of whether the student concentrates in the kinesiology or health promotion areas, all candidates are required to complete one of the following:

PLAN A
(Thesis Option)

EDP 557 Educational Statistics 3

or

STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis 4

KHP 644 Research Techniques Applied to Health, Physical Education and Recreation 3

Supporting Electives 6

KHP Area of Concentration 12

KHP 768 Residence Credit for the Master's Degree 6

Total 30-31

PLAN B
(Non-Thesis Option)

EDP 557 Educational Statistics 3

or

STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis 4

KHP 644 Research Techniques Applied to Health, Physical Education and Recreation 3

Supporting Electives 6

KHPArea of Concentration 18

Total 30-31

For additional information, write to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

GRADUATE COURSES

KHP 420G PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (3)

KHP 509 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH AND SAFETY (1-3)

KHP 515 ANATOMICAL AND MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY (3)

KHP 535 SCHOOL HEALTH DILEMMAS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3)

KHP 546 PHYSICAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP (1-3)

KHP 547 PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (3)

KHP 560 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN (3)

KHP 570 DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF FACILITIES FOR SPORT (3)

KHP 573 MANAGEMENT OF SPORT (3)

KHP 576 INTRAMURAL AND SPORTS CLUB ADMINISTRATION (3)

KHP 577 PRACTICUM IN RECREATION (3-9)

KHP 579 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

KHP 580 INTRODUCTION TO TEAM DEVELOPMENT (3)

KHP 585 FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)

KHP 592 CHOREOGRAPHY (2)

KHP 600 EXERCISE STRESS TESTING AND PRESCRIPTION (3)

KHP 609 SEMINAR IN HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION (3)

KHP 610 MOTOR CONTROL I: MUSCLES, STRENGTH AND MOVEMENT (3)

KHP 615 BIOMECHANICS OF FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS (3)

KHP 617 GAIT ANALYSIS (3)

KHP 618 WORK HARDENING AND ERGONOMICS (3)

KHP 620 ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3)

KHP 621 EXERCISE AND CORONARY HEART DISEASE (3)

KHP 640 LAB METHODS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE (3)

KHP 644 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (3)

KHP 650 MOTOR CONTROL II: REFLEXES, COGNITION AND MOVEMENT (3)

KHP 674 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PROMOTION (3)

KHP 675 HEALTH ASSESSMENTS (3)

KHP 676 CURRENT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)

KHP 680 SPORT MARKETING (3)

KHP 681 FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT (3)

KHP 685 SUPERVISION OF SPORT AND FITNESS PERSONNEL (3)

KHP 686 SPORT MANAGER'S LABORATORY (3)

KHP 687 PRACTICUM IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (3-9)

KHP 694 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HEALTH EDUCATION (1-3)

KHP 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-3)

KHP 696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RECREATION (1-3)

KHP 720 SPORTS MEDICINE (3)

KHP 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

KHP 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

KHP 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

KHP 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE (0-12)

KHP 770 SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)

KHP 780 SEMINAR IN RECREATION (3)

KHP 781 PROSEMINAR IN HPR (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

KHP 782 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3)

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