Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology

The Department of Health and Human Performance’s graduate program prepares graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of management, physical activity and wellness concepts. The program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student’s chosen area of study.

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About the Program

The Department of Health and Human Performance’s graduate program prepares graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of management, physical activity and wellness concepts. The program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student’s chosen area of study.

The health professions education and technology concentration will prepare graduates to lead and educate allied health, nursing, and medical professionals; public health practitioners; community health educators; health science educators and administrators. Graduates of the program will also help fulfill the need for qualified teaching faculty in the medical and allied health professions at all levels of professional preparation.

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Courses

Historical development of kinesiology from primitive to modern times. Philosophy of modern kinesiology with application to present day educational programs.
This course is an introduction to research methodology in education. It focuses on the relationship between research problem, questions and design and introduces students to techniques for collecting and analyzing research data. The course emphasis is on writing an analysis and synthesis of research methodology and findings in empirical articles.
A critical study of principles, problems and procedures in the construction of a kinesiology program. Attention will be given to the application of these principles in the construction of a course of study for a specific situation. Prerequisite: None
The organization and administration of major and minor sport programs including budgeting, staffing, equipment and public relations.
The application of legal issues in the sport industry with primary concentration on tort liability for sport administrators and teachers/coaches, gender issues and contract law. Prerequisite: None
A study of ethical issues in sport related to the player, coach, parent, officials and administration associated with sport/athletic organizations. Prerequisite: None
This course introduces students to the theory and practice in the development and implementation of innovative and traditional health science education strategies in healthcare, community, and instructional settings.
This course prepares students with the skills required in the planning, design, development, and evaluation of curricula and instructional strategies in health science education in healthcare, community, and instructional settings.
This course prepares health science educators with the knowledge and skills to apply theory and practice in evaluation of health programs in healthcare, community, and instructional settings; Evaluation of standardized health assessments and analysis of results.
Prepares health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement technology in the learning setting to optimize student/patient participation, motivation, assessment and engagement. The course also develops proficiency in media communication protocols and time management skills in the health field.
This course focuses on the application of current technology (software and hardware) in health science education; commercial software selection and use; database management and computer networking for communication, research, and health promotion.
This course prepares health professionals to mentor, counsel, and advise future health professionals, current health professionals, and the community in the competencies and career opportunities for emerging health careers.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Scholarships

For more information on our Graduate Scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

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Official Transcript

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GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)