Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education

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 physical education concentration within the Master of Science in Kinesiology program is designed to allow teaching professionals the opportunity to advance their careers, expand their proficiency, and increase their value at elementary and secondary institutions in public, private and religious schools. Concentration courses focus on physical and health education methods and curriculum development.

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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
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of optimized resistance and cardiovascular training for targeted populations and how they might affect to teaching physical education program, personal training or coaching sport teams. Students will review the related articles and develop their own program which is evidence based. Also, students will identify how to provide proper exercise program for targeted population. Students will lead discussions related to assigned questions and develop their own exercise program for targeted population and present their research project.
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to understand a theoretical framework of skills, game concepts, and pedagogical applications in physical education and sports. The course will focus on the development of skills necessary within game contexts and its applications in teaching and coaching.
This course provides sport, physical education, exercise, and health professionals with the knowledge and behavior analytic skills to objectively assess physical activity and associated variables in diverse settings (e.g., homes, schools, communities). Emphasis is on applied psychology (operant) techniques and physical activity interventions.
The selection and planning of kinesiology for students whose activity must be adapted due to demands imposed by gravity, trauma, injury, congenital defect, illness or disease. Laboratory work with students will be scheduled.
This course provides an in depth study of the major concepts, theories and related research within the field of motor learning. Both neural and behavioral levels of analyses will be discussed. The course content is relevant to those who wish to better understand how movement skills are learned and retained.
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.

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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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Financial Aid

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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 Physical Education degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

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3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)