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Graduate programs | Kinesiology | Exercise Science | Sport Management | University of Central Missouri

Graduate Program - Kinesiology

Interested in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology? Become a student and advance your career by obtaining your graduate degree in this growing field.

A master's degree in kinesiology provides you with the choice of three specific areas of specialization.

Exercise Science

This on-campus, specialized master's degree prepares students to provide services in exercise interventions, the promotion of lifestyle change and physical activity. Coursework emphasizes clinical exercise science, athletic performance and hands-on laboratory methods to assess fitness and health.

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sports performance or wellness programs. Additionally, the program benefits students who may be interested in seeking a Ph.D. or related research in exercise science.

Alongside the research and core courses, graduation requirements include a thesis or internship option.

Thesis Option

(Minimum total of 30 credit hours are required to graduate.)

Research courses:

PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
PE 5900 Intro to Research in Kinesiology 3
PE 6600 Seminar in Kinesiology 3

Core courses:

PE 5830 Advanced exercise physiology 3
PE 5850 Stress Testing and EKG Interpretation 3
PE 5870 Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills 3
PE 5980 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 3

Electives:
Students may select a total of 3 credit hours from the following approved electives.

PE 5910 Analysis of Movement 3
PE 4830 Psychological Aspects of Physical Education 2
PE 5840 Principles of Motor Learning 3
PE 5930 Exercise Metabolism 3
PE 5940 Body Composition 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5

Thesis

PE 6990 Thesis 6

Internship Option

(Minimum of 33 hours required to graduate.)

Research courses:

PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
PE 5900 Intro to Research in Kinesiology 3
PE 6600 Seminar in Kinesiology 3

Core courses:

PE 5830 Advanced exercise physiology 3
PE 5850 Stress Testing and EKG Interpretation 3
PE 5870 Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills 3
PE 5980 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 3

PE 6980 Internship 3

Electives:
Students may select a total of six credit hours from the following approved electives.

PE 5910 Analysis of Movement 3
PE 4830 Psychological Aspects of Physical Education 2
PE 5930 Exercise Metabolism 3
PE 5940 Body Composition 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5
PE 5840 Principles of Motor Learning 3

 

Sport Management

Offered completely online, the master's degree in sport management offers students techniques in effective leadership and administration skills vital in athletic, fitness, wellness and sports industries. Through coursework, sport management students better understand organizational goals in the growing market of sport management programs.

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in public and private schools, colleges and universities, professional and semi-professional sport clubs, as well as fitness and recreation centers.

Alongside the research and core courses, graduation requirements include a thesis or internship option.

Thesis Option

(Minimum total of 30 credit hours are required to graduate.)

Core courses:

PE 5760 Sport Marketing 3
PE 5770 Sport Finance 3
PE 5740 Legal Liability for Sport and Fitness Administration 3
PE 5780 Organizational and Leadership Behavior in Sport 3

 

Research Courses:

PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
PE 5900 Intro to Research in Kinesiology 3

 

Electives:
Students may select a total of nine credit hours from the following approved electives.

PE 5720 Sport Facility Management 3
PE 5750 Foundation in Sport Management 3
PE 5730 Risk Management in Kinesiology 3
PE 5860 Sport and Media

3

PE 5860 Sport Public Relations 3
PE 5810 Sport Event Management 3
PE 5800 Sport Sponsorship and Sales 3
PE 5880 Sport Consumer Behavior 3
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5

 

PE 6990 Thesis 6

Internship Option

(Minimum total of 33 credit hours are required to graduate.)

Core courses:

PE 5760 Sport Marketing 3
PE 5770 Sport Finance 3
PE 5740 Legal Liability for Sport and Fitness Administration 3
PE 5780 Organizational and Leadership Behavior in Sport 3

 

Choose One of Two Research Courses:

PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
PE 5900 Intro to Research in Kinesiology 3

 

Electives:
Students may select a total of nine credit hours from the following approved electives.

PE 5720 Sport Facility Management 3
PE 5750 Foundation in Sport Management 3
PE 5730 Risk Management in Kinesiology 3
PE 5860 Sport and Media

3

PE 5860 Sport Public Relations 3
PE 5810 Sport Event Management 3
PE 5800 Sport Sponsorship and Sales 3
PE 5880 Sport Consumer Behavior 3
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5

 

PE 6980 Internship 3-4

 

Pedagogy (Physical Education)

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pedagogy is designed for K-12  physical education teachers interested in advancing their content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice. The degree is beneficial for beginning and veteran physical educators interested in enhancing their instructional effectiveness and continuing their professional development. This degree is not appropriate for individuals seeking teaching certification.

The online M.S. degree allows graduate students the opportunity to achieve an advanced degree while working full-time. All online courses provide an asynchronous learning experience, allowing maximum flexibility in a student’s schedule. Course content is delivered through any combination of text notes, PowerPoint, video, and threaded discussions to provide a connection between students and faculty through a variety of visual, auditory, and text-based interactions. Course assignments allow graduate students the opportunity to apply theory to project-based learning experiences designed to foster intellectual growth, critical thinking skills, and problem solving abilities. Personal attention from professional faculty through individual advising are valued as a key to learning and academic success at UCM. Virtual online office hours allow for direct access to faculty.

A teaching certificate is not offered with this degree.
(Minimum total of 33 credit hours to graduate.)

Pedagogy/Teaching

Courses:

PE 5200 Effective Teaching in Physical Education 3
PE 5370 Curriculum Theory in Physical Education 3
PE 5450 Physical Activity Promotion 3
PE 5500 Behavior Interventions in Physical Education 3
PE 5650 Physical Education in Special Populations 3
PE 5730 Risk Management for Kinesiology 3
PE 5840 Principles of Motor Learning 3
PE 5950 Assessment in Physical Education 3
PE 5900 Research Methods in Physical Education 3
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology 3
PE 6950 Professional Seminar in Physical Education 3

 

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