Master of Science in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Activity)

Website: https://twu.edu/kinesiology/graduate-programs/adapted-physical-activity/

The purpose of the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) is to prepare graduate students within two primary areas: PreK-12 adapted physical education (APE) and adapted sport and fitness. Graduates of the program are prepared for positions as teachers, supervisors, and coordinators of physical education/adapted physical activity in schools, colleges, and in various community-based settings.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Accurately apply knowledge to the betterment of the field of Kinesiology.
  2. ​Assess needs in the Kinesiology field and recommend appropriate solutions.

Admissions

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

In addition to a focus in APE or APA, students may select from three program options within the M.S. in Kinesiology with Adapted Physical Activity emphasis. 

Thesis Option: 30 semester credit hours (SCH).

Publishable Manuscript Option: 36 semester credit hours (SCH)

Professional Project Option: 36 semester credit hours (SCH)

Thesis Option (30 SCH)

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis18
Select 18 SCH in consultation with advisor
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
Culminating Experience6
Thesis
Thesis
Total SCHs30

 Publishable Manuscript (36 SCH) 

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis24
Select 24 SCH in consultation with advisor
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Professional Affiliation
Electives6
Students with the advice of the faculty can select 6 SCH of electives. These courses can be within or outside the school. Most students choose to take courses in Special Education.
Total SCHs36

Professional Project (36 SCH) 

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis24
Select 24 SCH in consultation with advisor
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Professional Affiliation
Electives6
Students with the advice of the faculty can select 6 SCH of electives. These courses can be within or outside the school. Most students choose to take courses in Special Education.
Total SCHs36