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UT Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology Kinesiology

Master of Education Degree in Health and Kinesiology

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 orally and 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 curriculum consists of 18 hours of required foundation courses and 18 hours of elective courses consistent with career objectives and approved by the academic adviser. Electives should normally be in the area of health and/or kinesiology. In addition to completing the required course work, earning the M.Ed. Degree in Health and Kinesiology requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive exam in the latter part of the student’s program of study.

Curriculum (36 semester credit hours)
  • Required Foundation Courses (18 hours)
    • HECC 5303: Research Design or EDUC 5301 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
    • HECC 5317: Biometric Methods (Statistics)
    • 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
  • Electives (18 hours approved by adviser)
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