Health and Kinesiology M.Ed.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 36

The mission of the program leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Health and Kinesiology is to prepare for career advancement in teaching in areas related to health, kinesiology or sport. Specific objectives of the program are:

  1. to critically read and discuss published research related to health and kinesiology;
  2. to discuss in writing issues related to health and kinesiology, identifying, analyzing and defending different viewpoints;
  3. to apply theoretical concepts from the health and kinesiology research literature to professional practice; and
  4. to use computer technology to manage data, access information, and communicate effectively.

The program requires satisfactory completion of 36 semester hours of courses. The curriculum consists of 18 hours of foundation courses and 18 hours of elective courses consistent with career objectives and selected with advisor approval. In addition to completing the required course work, earning the M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology Degree requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive exam in the latter part of the student’s program of study.


Foundation Courses (18 semester hours)

HECC 5303Research Design


EDUC 5301Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

HECC 5317Biometric Methods

HECC 5370Ethics

HECC 5391Practicum in Health and Kinesiology

PYED 5352Topics in Instructional Styles


EDUC 5303Applied Learning Theories

PYED 5354Topics in Curriculum


EDUC 5352Curriculum Foundations

Electives (18 semester hours)

With advisor approval the student elects 18 semester hours of courses consistent with educational and career objectives. These should normally be from the areas of kinesiology, health and/or education.