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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology and Health Distance Education, M.S.


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Master of Science Distance Education Program is designed for teachers, coaches, and other health professionals to fit into their busy schedules. Students can complete the Master of Science degree via synchronous or online modalities in a three, four, or five year period of time.

Plan B (Paper)

General Information

Teachers of health and physical education typically teach throughout the day and coach during the evenings and weekends. Therefore, traditional on campus Master’s degree programs that require students to attend the University of Wyoming in Laramie are often simply impossible for teachers and other health professionals to fit into their busy schedule.

The Division of Kinesiology and Health offers the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health as an off-campus, distance education program. All courses are delivered via synchronous or online modalities. The distance education program is designed such that you can complete the Master of Science degree in a three, four, or five year period of time.

This program involves a minimum of thirty (30) total credit hours of coursework and a culminating paper or case study presentation (experiential learning option) that is developed on a topic selected by the student in conjunction with her or his graduate faculty advisor. The process for composing the culminating paper or case study includes the development of a prospectus and final presentation of the paper or case study. Students who elect the experiential learning option will also be required to complete three (3) credits of KIN 5990 (Internship)  . At least twenty-one (21) credit hours of coursework is required from the Division of Kinesiology and Health (i.e., HLED and KIN courses), which includes the nine (9) hours of general required courses.

General Required Courses (9 Credits)


May substitute EDRE 5530 

Kinesiology and Health Electives (15 Credits)


12 credits selected from the following KIN courses:

Elective Courses (6 Credits)


Students are encouraged to complete at least one course from outside the Division of Kinesiology and Health. All elective course decisions must be made in conjunction with your advisor.


Contributions of Coursework to M.S. Degree Program

  • Investigation in Kinesiology and Health: Maximum of 3 credit hours of Investigation in Kinesiology and Health (KIN 5080 ) may contribute to the 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.
  • Thesis Research: No credit hours of Thesis Research (KIN 5960 ) may contribute to the Plan B Degree Program.
  • Independent Study Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Individual Problems (HLED 5097  /KIN 5097 ) or Special Problems (HLED 5587/KIN 5587 ) may contribute to the 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.
  • Practicum/Internship Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Practicum in College Teaching (HLED 5900  /KIN 5900 ) or KIN 5990 - Internship  may contribute to the 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.
  • 4000 Level Coursework: Maximum of two 4000 level courses (3 or 4 credit hours each) may contribute to the 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.

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