Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Kinesiology and Health, Health Emphasis, M.S.


Master of Science with Emphasis in Health is designed to prepare students for careers in public and community health settings.

Plan A (Thesis)

The Plan A option of the Master of Science degree in the area of HLED is designed to prepare students for careers in public and community health settings. All students complete a series of general required courses and a concentration of courses in the area of HLED.

The HLED area of emphasis involves a minimum of thirty (30) total credit hours of coursework, a thesis, and a final oral examination. In addition to the ten (10) hours of general required courses, at least twelve (12) credit hours of other courses must be HLED and KIN courses.

General Required Courses (10 Credits)


May substitute STAT 5060, STAT 5070  or STAT 5080  ,EDRE 5640  or EDRE 5660 . Decision made in conjunction with the advisor.

Specialized Required Courses (9-15 Credits)


  • Coursework will include three to five courses (9-15 hours). Your advisor will identify courses to be taken.

Elective Courses (Minimum 6 Credits)


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

Notes about Coursework:

  • Thesis Research: Maximum of 4 credit hours of Thesis Research (KIN 5960 ) may contribute to the 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.
  • Investigations in Kinesiology and Health: No credit hours of Investigations in Kinesiology and Health (KIN 5080 ) may contribute to the Plan A (Thesis) 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 Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Practicum in College Teaching (HLED 5900 ) 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.