Master of Science in Kinesiology (Emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity)

The purpose of the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in APE is to prepare students for positions as teachers, supervisors, and coordinators of physical education/adapted physical activity in schools and colleges and/or in public/private agencies.

Recommendations

  1. For admission to the program a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of the Bachelor’s degree is required. Submission of GRE scores is not required, but is recommended.

Course of Study

There are 3 program options the student can select: course-work only, professional paper or project, and thesis option.

Master of Science in Kinesiology (Emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity) Program of Study

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis (Select 18 sch in consultation with advisor)18
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness Populations
Culminating Experence
KINS 5983Thesis3
KINS 5993Thesis3
Total SCHs30

Professional Option (36 semester credit hours) 

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis (Select 21 sch in consulatation with advisor)21
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness Populations
Professional Affiliation
Electives6
Students with the advice of the faculty can select 6 SCH of electives. These courses can be within or outside the department. Most students choose to take courses from the Special Education department.
Culminating Experence
KINS 5973Professional Paper and Project3
Total SCHs36

 Course-Work Option (36 semester credit hours) 

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis (select 24 sch in consultation with advisor)24
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness Populations
Professional Affiliation
Electives6
Students with the advice of the faculty can select 6 sch of electives. These courses can be within or outside the department. Most students choose to take courses from the Special Education department.
Total SCHs36