Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Sport and Exercise Science M.Ed.

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Email: kin@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The sport and exercise science MEd is a practitioner-oriented, graduate-level program designed to prepare students for advanced study or careers in the coaching of sport, sport or physical performance, or professions related to health and physical activity. Students may focus their studies on one of three career tracks: sport performance for students pursuing coaching careers; athletic training for students who have obtained their Athletic Training Certificate and who are pursuing careers in athletic training and/or teaching at the community college or college level; and health promotion for students pursuing careers as health coaches, personal trainers or employees of health related fields. With guidance from faculty advisers, students choose at least 30 semester credits, which may include coursework, independent study, internships, workshops, and professional, site-based experiences. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by N/A--this is not a licensure M.Ed.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.50.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in kinesiology or physical education.
Special Application Requirements:
The college reviews applications on an ongoing basis. Application reviews for specific academic terms begin by the following dates: November 1: spring semester admission March 1: summer session admission July 1: fall semester admission Admission requirements for this program include the following criteria: A bachelor's degree, preferably in physical education or kinesiology, with a 2.50 minimum grade point average (GPA) from an accredited institution. Applicants who do not hold a degree in physical education or kinesiology may need to take some undergraduate prerequisite courses after admission. All applicants must submit the following items: -Online application from Apply Yourself (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin/future/professional.html) _Application fee ($75 for U.S. applicants; $95 for international applicants) -Unofficial transcripts of all previous post-secondary academic study must be downloaded to the application (official transcripts will be required if accepted) -Personal statement describing career goals and rationale for interest in the program -Resume
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 20 major credits and 10 credits outside the major. The final exam is written. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: See department for more details.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Courses
Students must consult with their advisor to determine their appropriate concentration and coursework. All concentrations require the following courses. Students register for 3 credits of KIN 5995 and must consult with their advisor before registering for the course.
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research (3.0 cr)
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Students take a minimum of 24 credits of electives from the list below depending on their career track. Ten credits of electives may be taken from non-KIN courses (see recommended electives below). Students consult with their advisor before registering for electives. Up to 9 4xxx level credits are allowed to meet MEd requirements.
KIN 4385 - Exercise Physiology (4.0 cr)
or KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
or KIN 4741 - Training Theory & Analytics 2 for Sport Performance (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5122 - Applied Exercise Physiology (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5123 - Motivational Interventions in Physical Activity (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5136 - Psychology of Coaching (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5202 - Current Issues in Health (2.0 cr)
or KIN 5203 - Health Media, Consumerism, and Communication (2.0 cr)
or KIN 5371 - Sport and Society (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5375 - Youth Sport Science (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5441 - Applied Sport Science Research (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5585 - Pediatric Physiology and Health: Concepts and Applications (2.0 cr)
or KIN 5641 - Scientific Theory and Application of Training and Conditioning in Sport (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5643 - Applied Motion Capture and Movement Analysis Technology (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5696 - Practicum in Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
or KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology (2.0-4.0 cr)
or KIN 5723 - Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5841 - Elite Performance and Environmental Considerations (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5992 - Readings in Kinesiology (1.0-9.0 cr)
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· College of Education and Human Development

View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

College of Education and Human Development

Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

Colleges and Schools

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Prepares students to critically analyze research specific to kinesiology. prereq: Intro statistics recommended
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected topics in physical activity and human performance. prereq: [Kin upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], 15 cr of major coursework [including 4981 or 5981], instr consent
KIN 4385 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Effects of exercise on physiological systems of human body. Energy/nutritional requirements of exercise, exercise prescription, athletic conditioning, ergogenic aids, exercise in environmental extremes, gender/heritability factors related to adaptation to training. prereq: [[3385 or PHSL 3051, or equiv], kin major] or instr consent
KIN 4641 - Training Theory & Analytics I for Sport Performance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [KIN 4385 or exercise physiology course], [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Course prepares students to systematically design training & conditioning programs for performance, specific to conditioning within aerobic and anaerobic demands. This course utilizes mathematical models with physiological adaptations to maximize performance in sport, dance, public safety and military elites. prereq: [KIN 4385 or exercise physiology course], [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
KIN 4741 - Training Theory & Analytics 2 for Sport Performance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: KIN 4641, [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Course prepares students to systematically design training & conditioning programs for performance, specific to speed, power, reaction & agility. This course utilizes periodization models with expected physiological & neuromuscular adaptations to maximize human performance in sport, dance, public safety and military elites. prereq: KIN 4641, [upper level undergrad or M.Ed. or grad student]
KIN 5122 - Applied Exercise Physiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Mechanisms of cardiorespiratory and muscular responses to exercise; application of exercise physiology to assessment of work capacity, athletic conditioning, and requirements of human powered vehicles; low to moderate exercise as an intervention in lowering risk for common health problems. prereq: 4385 or equiv or instr consent
KIN 5123 - Motivational Interventions in Physical Activity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological principles related to physical activity (PA). Delivery of motivational interventions for physical activity. Motivational PA interventions. Two papers, one presentation, two exams. prereq: 3126W or grad student
KIN 5136 - Psychology of Coaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Psychological dimensions of coaching across age levels, including coaching philosophy, leadership, communication skills, motivation, and mental skills training for performance enhancement.
KIN 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for students interested in nutrition as it relates to health, exercise and athletic training. Evidenced based information is used to apply current nutrition concepts to improve health, physical and athletic performance. Case studies as well as personal data are employed throughout course to support concepts of lecture.
KIN 5202 - Current Issues in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Critical thinking for health issues in research/media. Issues specific to conflict, stress, public policy, and communication. Projects, debates.
KIN 5203 - Health Media, Consumerism, and Communication
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of media, consumerism, technology, and health related issues. Students form/defend opinions on positive/negative aspects of how health information is disseminated and how individual health decisions are made.
KIN 5371 - Sport and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01469 - Kin 5371/Rec 5371
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sport, sporting processes, social influences, systems. Structures that have effected and exist within/among societies, nations, and cultures. Contemporary issues such as social differentiation, violence, and honesty. prereq: [3126W, grad student] or instr consent
KIN 5375 - Youth Sport Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cognitive, behavioral, and biological factors having important implications for competitive sport participants from early childhood through high school age. Emphasis on translating sport science research into practical implications for youth sport coaches, teachers, and administrators.
KIN 5441 - Applied Sport Science Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02581 - Kin 4941/Kin 5441
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to varied contributions of sport sciences to athletic performance. Evaluation of historical research's contributions toward modern day research questions.
KIN 5585 - Pediatric Physiology and Health: Concepts and Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current understanding of pediatric medicine and exercise physiology. Use of physical activity and weight management in the treatment of various diseases (i.e, obesity) that affect children and adolescents. prereq: 3385 or 4385
KIN 5641 - Scientific Theory and Application of Training and Conditioning in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4385 or SPST 3641 or SPST 4641 or exercise physiology course or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current scientific literature on physiological adaptation through training/conditioning for sport. Applying methods in research journals to improve physiological adaptation through training/conditioning with sport specificity. prereq: 4385 or SPST 3641 or SPST 4641 or exercise physiology course or instr consent
KIN 5643 - Applied Motion Capture and Movement Analysis Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course provides students with the knowledge and tools to effectively analyze human movement patterns in a wide variety of field-based settings, such as assessing sport skill performance or measuring movement deficits after injury. Students will comprehend the basic, underlying components of movement and movement deficits. It is strongly suggested students have taken Physics, Biomechanics, and Human Anatomy. Credit will not be received if taken KIN 5720: Special Topics in Kinesiology with the topic title, Sport Movement Analysis.
KIN 5696 - Practicum in Kinesiology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Practical experience in kinesiology under supervision of a University faculty member and an agency supervisor. prereq: [Kin MEd or grad student], instr consent
KIN 5720 - Special Topics in Kinesiology
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues in the broad field and subfields in kinesiology, or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular offerings.
KIN 5723 - Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Psychosocial bases of risk factors preceding sport injury, responses to the occurrence of sport injury, and the rehabilitation process. Lecture, discussion, guest lecture, interviews, and presentation experience. prereq: Intro psych course
KIN 5841 - Elite Performance and Environmental Considerations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
An examination of elite athletic performance and the effects of environmental conditions on sport performance. Topics include altitude, heat and humidity, cold, wind, and other high stress environments. Students will investigate strategies such as nutrition/dehydration, training, and acclimatization. prereq: KIN 4385 or 4641 or instr consent suggested
KIN 5992 - Readings in Kinesiology
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study under tutorial guidance. prereq: [KIN upper div undergrad or MEd or grad student], instr consent