Biomechanics, exercise physiology, biochemistry, motor behavior, adapted physical activity/education, and sport management laboratories have been dedicated specifically for teaching and research. These well-equipped facilities permit research studies on persons with and without disabilities in the areas of stress testing, body composition assessment, bone density, cardiovascular respiratory analysis, blood biochemistry analysis that includes glucose, lactate, insulin, C-peptide, and a variety of other hormones and metabolites; isokinetic, isometric, and isotonic strength testing; anthropometry; telemetry; and high-speed motion analysis, among others.
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."
- Successfully conduct and disseminate research within the field of Kinesiology.
- Successfully design a Kinesiology grant proposal.
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.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
96 semester credit hours, including approved semester credit hours from master’s level work and 6 semester credit hours for dissertation.
|KINS 5033||Applied Statistical Principles (Research tools)||3|
|KINS 6043||Statistical Inference (Research tools)||3|
|KINS 6143||Research Design in Kinesiology (Research tools)||3|
|HSC 6831||Integration of Theory and Research in Health Sciences||1|
|Emphasis Area (Must select one)||77|
|KINS 6983||Dissertation (I)||3|
|KINS 6993||Dissertation (II)||3|
Adapted Physical Activity Emphasis
|KINS 5603||Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities||3|
|KINS 5853||Assessment in Adapted Physical Education||3|
|KINS 5793||Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments||3|
|KINS 5863||Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments||3|
|KINS 5843||Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice||3|
|KINS 5963||APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness||3|
|KINS 5883||APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness||3|
|KINS 6611||College Level Instructional Design and Delivery in Kinesiology (Taken a minimum of 3 times)||3|
|KINS 6711||Advanced Research in Adapted Physical Activity Doctoral Seminar (Taken a minimum of 3 times)||3|
|KINS 6813||Advanced Research in Kinesiology||3|
|Minor or Related Studies (As approved by Advisory Committee)||24|
|Social Constructs of Disabilities (Research Tools)|
|Qualitative Research Methods and Program Evaluation (Research Tools)|
|Advanced Qualitative Research Methods In Family Sciences (Research Tools)|
|Elective or Appropriate Courses from Master's Degree (As approved by Advisory Committee)||23|
|Practicum: Appraisal in Adapted Physical Education|
|Effective College Teaching Methods|
Biomechanics and Motor Behavior Emphasis
|KINS 5513||Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion||3|
|KINS 6523||Advanced Biomechanics||3|
|KINS 6563||Human Motor Control||3|
|KINS 6573||Motor Learning and Performance||3|
|KINS 6623||Biomechanical Analysis I: Motion Analysis||3|
|KINS 6643||Biomechanical Analysis II : Data Acquisition and Instrumentation||3|
|KINS 6813||Advanced Research in Kinesiology (Taken 4 times)||12|
|Minor or Related Studies (As approved by Advisory Committee)||21|
|Statistical Methods I (Research Tools)|
|Statistical Methods II (Research Tools)|
|Fundamentals of Informatics|
|Statistical Programming (Research Tools)|
|Statistical Computer Packages (Research Tools)|
|Statistical Packages II (Research Tools)|
|Electives or Appropriate Coursework from Master's Degree (As approved by Advisory Committee)||26|
|Aging and Health|
|Theory of Coaching|
|Sport Conditioning and Nutrition|
|Technical Skills Analysis|
|Physiological Responses During Alternative Modes of Exercise|
|Advanced Exercise Physiology|
|Environmental Exercise Physiology|
|Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities|
|Cardiovascular Response to Exercise|
|Applied Techniques in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology|
|APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness|
|APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness|
|Advanced Research in Kinesiology|
Exercise Physiology Emphasis
|KINS 5553||Advanced Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 5573||Graded Exercise Testing||3|
|KINS 5583||Hormonal Responses during Exercise||3|
|KINS 5613||Cardiovascular Response to Exercise||3|
|KINS 5683||Exercise Evaluation and Prescription||3|
|KINS 6821||Research in Exercise Physiology (Taken 3 times)||3|
|KINS 6813||Advanced Research in Kinesiology (Taken 3 times)||9|
|Minor or Related Studies (As approved by Advisory Committee)||15|
|Elective or Appropriate Work from Master's Degree (As approved by Advisory Committee)||35|
Sport Management Emphasis
|KINS 5403||Leadership Theory and Practice in Sport and the Health Sciences||3|
|KINS 5413||The Sport Industry||3|
|KINS 5423||Governance, Policy Development, and Ethics in Sport||3|
|KINS 5443||Sport for Development||3|
|KINS 5453||Financing the Sport Enterprise||3|
|KINS 5463||Legal Issues in Sport||3|
|KINS 5473||Sport Media and Marketing||3|
|KINS 5493||Sport Venue and Event Management||3|
|KINS 5723||Sport in American Society||3|
|KINS 6413||Research Seminar in Sport Management (Taken 3 times)||9|
|KINS 6813||Advanced Research in Kinesiology||3|
|Minor or Related Studies (As approved by Advisory Committee)||18|
|Elective or Appropriate Work from Master's Degree (As approved by Advisory Committee)||20|
13 semester credit hours.
77 semester credit hours, depending on emphasis area and recommendations of the Advisory Committee. Includes Minor or Related Studies and/or Electives and Appropriate Coursework from Master's Degree in consultation with the Advisory Committee.
Six semester credit hours.
At least nine semester credit hours of course work must be taken outside the major.
The student in consultation with the Advisory Committee will determine 12 semester credit hours designated as research tools.
The exam is comprised of four written sections over selected areas of the student’s emphases and an oral defense of written responses. May be repeated once.
Oral examination conducted by the Dissertation Committee over the candidate’s research after the dissertation is completed. May be repeated at the discretion of the committee.