Master of Education in Health and Kinesiology

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.
  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.


  1. Foundation Courses (18 semester hours)

    HECC 5303: Research Design
    or EDUC 5301: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
    HECC 5317: Biometric Methods
    HECC 5370: Ethics
    HECC 5391: Practicum in Health and Kinesiology
    PYED 5352: Topics in Instructional Styles
    or EDUC 5303: Applied Learning Theories
    PYED 5354: Topics in Curriculum
    or EDUC 5352: Curriculum Foundations

  2. 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.