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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.

Questions about the Program:

Dr. Steve Burns

Nutrition and Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator

sburns@ucmo.edu

(660) 543-8894

 

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 nine 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

The Program is offered completely online.  We offer graduate-level preparation for the exciting field of Sport Management.  Graduates can look forward to opportunities in a broad spectrum of careers within the Sport Management field.  Graduation requirements include either a thesis or internship option.

Thesis Option

Required Core Courses: (15 credit hours)

PE 5740 Sport Law and Risk Management 3
PE 5760 Advanced Sport Marketing 3
PE 5770 Sport Finance 3
PE 5780 Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport 3
PE 5820 Sport Public Relations 3

 

 

Thesis: (6 credit hours) Before completion of the degree, a student who elects PE 6990 must pass an oral defense of his/her thesis.

 

PE 6990 Thesis 6

 

Required Research Courses: (6 credit hours)

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

 

Elective Courses: (3 credit hours)

PE 5720 Advanced Sport Facilities Management 3
PE 5750 Foundations in Sport Management * 3
PE 5800 Sport Sponsorship and Sales 3
PE 5810 Advanced Sport Event Mgmt. in Kinesiology 3
PE 5860 Sport and Media 3
PE 5880 Sport Consumer Behavior 3
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5

* Students needing a foundational course in sport management as an acceptance requirement can take PE 5750.

 

Minimum Total:  30 credit hours

Internship Option

Required Core Courses: (15 credit hours)

PE 5740 Sport Law and Risk Management 3
PE 5760 Advanced Sport Marketing 3
PE 5770 Sport Finance 3
PE 5780 Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport 3
PE 5820 Sport Public Relations 3

 

Internship: (2-4 credit hours) Student must have at least 21 hours in the program to be eleigible to enroll in PE 6980.

PE 6980 Internship 2-4

 

Required Research Courses: (3 credit hours)

PE 5210 Statistics in Kinesiology 3
OR
 
PE 5900 Introduction to Research in Kinesiology 3

 

Electives: (11-13 credit hours)

PE 5720 Advanced Sport Facilities Management 3
PE 5750 Foundations in Sport Management * 3
PE 5800 Sport Sponsorship and Sales 3
PE 5810 Advanced Sport Event Mgmt. in Kinesiology 3
PE 5860 Sport and Media 3
PE 5880 Sport Consumer Behavior 3
PE 6190 Trends and Issues in Kinesiology 3
PE 6900 Readings in Kinesiology 1-5

* Students needing a foundational course in sport management as an acceptance requirement can take PE 5750.

 

Minimum Total:  33 credit hours

 

 

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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