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

Kinesiology and Health, Physical Education Teacher Education Emphasis, M.S.


Master of Science with Emphasis in Physical Education Teacher Education is designed for teachers who have attained their licensure for teaching physical education and want to pursue an advanced degree to further develop their professional knowledge of teaching.

Plan A (Thesis)

The Plan A option of the Master of Science degree in the area of PETE is for teachers who have attained their licensure for teaching physical education and want to pursue an advanced degree to further develop their professional knowledge of teaching. 

The PETE program of studies 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 fifteen (15) credit hours of other courses must be HLED and KIN courses.

General Required Courses (10 Credits)


May substitute STAT 5060, STAT 5070 STAT 5080 ; or EDRE 5600  or EDRE 5640 . Decision made in conjunction with the advisor.

Specialized Required Courses


(12 Credits Selected from The Following KIN Courses)

Elective Courses (Minimum 8 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.

Notes about Coursework:

  • Thesis Research: Maximum of 4 credit hours of Thesis Research (KIN 5960 ) may contribute to the 25 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/HLED 5587 ) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.
  • Practicum/Internship Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of KIN 5900 - Practicum in College Teaching  or KIN 5990 - Internship  may contribute to the 25 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 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.