Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology. The 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. With varied topics in Sports Management, Physical Education and Health, the choice of courses as well as the nature of the supporting work, will be determined through consultation between the student and graduate advisor.

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About the Program

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology. The 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. With varied topics in Sports Management, Physical Education and Health, the choice of courses as well as the nature of the supporting work, will be determined through consultation between the student and graduate advisor.

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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.
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
A study of ethical issues in sport related to the player, coach, parent, officials and administration associated with sport/athletic organizations. Prerequisite: None
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 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. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.
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
With new arenas, stadiums, health clubs, convention centers, and other facilities popping up all over the nation, many job opportunities are available in this discipline. Even in these tough economic times when some jobs are harder to find, there is still a significant need for properly trained sport facility managers with strong skills in finance, marketing, and risk management. This class will cover numerous issues from construction-related concerns to marketing facilities, naming rights, and concession concerns. Also covered will be topics related to the facility management side of the industry with special attention paid to back-house operations such as water, heating, cooling, and related activities. This is a comprehensive course focused on applied rather than theoretical knowledge. To learn some of the hands-on elements of running a facility, students will visit a facility of their choice (subject to instructor approval). There they will spend time with facility staffers to learn how each facility is operated. Prerequisite: None
Extensive readings and discussion of selected topics in the field. Prerequisite: None
An in-depth study of governance agencies concerned with interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, international and professional organizations. Prerequisite: None
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 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 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.
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.
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
A study of ethical issues in sport related to the player, coach, parent, officials and administration associated with sport/athletic organizations. Prerequisite: None
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 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. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.
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
With new arenas, stadiums, health clubs, convention centers, and other facilities popping up all over the nation, many job opportunities are available in this discipline. Even in these tough economic times when some jobs are harder to find, there is still a significant need for properly trained sport facility managers with strong skills in finance, marketing, and risk management. This class will cover numerous issues from construction-related concerns to marketing facilities, naming rights, and concession concerns. Also covered will be topics related to the facility management side of the industry with special attention paid to back-house operations such as water, heating, cooling, and related activities. This is a comprehensive course focused on applied rather than theoretical knowledge. To learn some of the hands-on elements of running a facility, students will visit a facility of their choice (subject to instructor approval). There they will spend time with facility staffers to learn how each facility is operated. Prerequisite: None
Extensive readings and discussion of selected topics in the field. Prerequisite: None
An in-depth study of governance agencies concerned with interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, international and professional organizations. Prerequisite: None
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 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 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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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

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.

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No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Kinesiology 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)