Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Kinesiology and Health, Exercise and Sport Science Emphasis, M.S.


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Plan A (Thesis)

The Plan A option of the Master of Science degree in the area of ESS is designed to prepare student for careers in one of the subdisciplines within ESS (e.g., biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor learning and control, physical activity and lifespan development, physical activity and nutrition, physical activity and obesity, etc.). All students complete a series of general required courses and a concentration of courses in their specific ESS subdiscipline.

The ESS area of emphasis involves a mini¬mum of thirty (30) credit hours of coursework, a thesis, and a final oral examination. At least twenty-five (25) credit hours of coursework is required from the Division of Kinesiology and Health (i.e., HLED and KIN courses), which includes the ten (10) hours of general required 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 advisor.

Specialized Required Courses (9-15 Credits)


Area of specialization will include three to five courses (9-15 hours) within the student’s chosen ESS subdiscipline. Your advisor will identify courses to be taken specific to the selected area of emphasis.

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.

Contributions of Independent Study, Practicum/Internship, and 4000 Level Coursework to M.S. Degree Program

  1. 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 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health.
  2. Practicum/Internship Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Practicum in College Teaching (KIN 5900 ) or Internship (KIN 5990 ) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health.
  3. 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.

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