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

Kinesiology and Health Distance Education, M.S.


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General Information

Health and physical education teachers and health professionals are busy people. Health professionals typically work at their job during the day and then volunteer their time to work with community health care agencies/ groups in the evening and weekends. Teachers of health and physical education typically teach throughout the day and coach during the evenings and weekends. Therefore, tradi-tional 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. This means that you can complete the 30-credit hour course requirements for a Master of Science degree from the comfort of your community as you continue working in your current profession. All courses are delivered to your home via a combination of teleconferencing, pre-developed videotapes, and/or online. 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) 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-five (25) 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.

Kinesiology and Health Electives (15 Credits)


Elective Courses (6 Credits)


At least one elective course (3 hours) must be taken 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 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health.
  2. Practicum/Internship Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Practicum in College Teaching (HLED 5900 /KIN 5900 ) or KIN5990 - Internship  may contribute to the 21 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 21 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health.

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