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Twin Cities Campus

Applied Kinesiology M.Ed.

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
School of Kinesiology, 220 Cooke Hall, 1900 University Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5300; fax: 612-626-7700)
Email: kin@umn.edu
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2016. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • 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.
Attention: At present, the School of Kinesiology is not accepting applications for its teaching licensure program offerings in Physical Education, Health, and DAPE under the Master of Education program in Applied Kinesiology. For further information, please contact Nina Wang via phone (612-625-4380) or email (nwang@umn.edu). The subplans in K-12 physical education, health education, and developmental and adapted physical education prepare future educators to assume leadership roles in K-12 schools. 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. Three program options are available: 1. Developmental and adapted physical education (DAPE): prepares students for Minnesota teaching licensure in DAPE for grades preK-12 2. Physical education: designed to help students become inquiring, analytical, and reflective professional educators knowledgeable about the science of movement who are prepared for leadership roles in the schools. 3. Health education: designed to prepare students in important aspects of health and well-being and who are enthusiastic and prepared for leadership roles in the schools. Candidates for the DAPE, Physical Education and Health Education M.Ed./additional license must hold a current Minnesota teaching license in physical education.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by National Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
A bachelor's degree, preferably in health science or kinesiology.
Special Application Requirements:
Each Track has a different application due date, please see web site: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin/programs/teaching.html#pe All applicants must submit the following items: - Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions the student has attended or is currently attending, except the University of Minnesota. - Any student with a U.S. bachelor's degree or a comparable foreign degree from an accredited college or university may apply. Official transcripts of all previous post-secondary academic study must be submitted. Transcripts from coursework completed at a university outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation center.
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
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 to 30 major credits and 0 to 10 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Developmental and Adapted Physical Education
At present, the School of Kinesiology is not accepting applications for its teaching licensure program offerings in Physical Education, Health, and DAPE under the Master of Education program in Applied Kinesiology. For further information, please contact Nina Wang via phone (612-625-4380) or email (nwang@umn.edu). The M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology-Developmental and Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) subplan is designed for students who currently hold a Minnesota teaching license in physical education and who wish to expand their knowledge and experience to teaching developmental and adapted physical education.
The M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology — DAPE subplan requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits. Students who currently have their Minnesota teaching license in physical education generally obtain their additional license in DAPE in the School of Kinesiology and take an additional 7 course credits to earn the M.Ed.
DAPE Required Courses
The M.Ed. requires 16 credits of Kinesiology courses, 13 credits of Educational Psychology courses, and 1 elective credit. Students register for 4 credits of KIN 5196 and 3 credits of KIN 5995.
Required Kinesiology Courses
KIN 5103 - Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (3.0 cr)
KIN 5104 - Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities (3.0 cr)
KIN 5196 - Practicum: Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
Take either KIN 4981 or KIN 5981 in consultation with adviser.
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management (3.0 cr)
Required Educational Psychology Courses
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
Elective courses
Students must take a minimum of 1 additional course credit in Kinesiology in consultation with adviser. An elective course taken outside Kinesiology must be approved by the adviser.
Physical Education
At present, the School of Kinesiology is not accepting applications for its teaching licensure program offerings in Physical Education, Health, and DAPE under the Master of Education program in Applied Kinesiology. For further information, please contact Nina Wang via phone (612-625-4380) or email (nwang@umn.edu). The physical education initial licensure program at the University of Minnesota is designed to help students become inquiring, analytical, and reflective educators with a strong experiential base on which to apply the principles and methods learned in their University courses. This program has a subset of prerequisite courses. Contact the School of Kinesiology for more information. The Master of education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure program is for individuals with bachelor's degrees who wish to become licensed teachers. This graduate-level program provides rigorous, professional teacher preparation in accordance with the Minnesota Standards for Effective Practice for Teachers and the Physical Education Content Standards adopted by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
The M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology— Physical Education subplan requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits. Additional requirements and credits will be required to earn the initial licensure, which is awarded through the Minnesota Department of Education. For more information on the initial licensure program, go to the School of Kinesiology website.
Required Core Coursework
Students take 21 credits of kinesiology courses in pedagogical and theoretical foundations of education, curriculum, and clinical experience. Courses required are listed below and should be taken in consultation with the adviser. Note: KIN 6596 and KIN 6597 are required for Initial Licensure Program only.
KIN 5152 - Curriculum Development in Physical Education (2.0 cr)
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
KIN 6151 - Theoretical Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education (2.0 cr)
KIN 6521 - Pedagogy I: Elementary Physical Education (4.0 cr)
KIN 6522 - Pedagogy II: Secondary Physical Education (4.0 cr)
KIN 6596 - Clinical Experience I: Physical Education (4.0 cr)
KIN 6597 - Clinical Experience II: Physical Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
KIN 6598 - Clinical Experience III: Physical Education (2.0-6.0 cr)
Take either KIN 4981 or KIN 5981 in consultation with adviser.
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Students take 9 credits of elective coursework in consultation with the adviser.
Health Education
At present, the School of Kinesiology is not accepting applications for its teaching licensure program offerings in Physical Education, Health, and DAPE under the Master of Education program in Applied Kinesiology. For further information, please contact Nina Wang via phone (612-625-4380) or email (nwang@umn.edu). The health education initial licensure program is designed to help students become inquiring, analytical, and reflective professional educators in health and health-related issues. The program seeks to develop thoughtful practitioners who can respond to the latest developments related to health and well-being and who are enthusiastic and prepared for leadership roles in the schools. Master of education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure programs are for individuals with bachelor's degrees who want to become licensed teachers. These graduate-level programs provide rigorous, professional teacher preparation in accordance with the Minnesota Standards for Effective Practice for Teachers and the Health Education Content Standards adopted by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Teachers who are currently licensed by the state of Minnesota may obtain a Health Education Additional License offered by the School of Kinesiology.
The M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology — Health Education subplan requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits. Additional requirements and credits will be required to earn the initial licensure, which is awarded through the Minnesota Department of Education. For more information on the initial licensure program, go to the School of Kinesiology website.
Required Core Courses
Students take 22 credits of kinesiology courses in theoretical foundations of health education, curriculum, and clinical experience. Courses required are listed below and should be taken in consultation with the adviser. Please note: KIN 6201 is only required for Initial Licensure Program.
KIN 5201 - Health Education Foundations (3.0 cr)
KIN 5202 - Current Issues in Health (2.0 cr)
KIN 5203 - Health Media, Consumerism, and Communication (2.0 cr)
KIN 5204 - Methods in Health Education (3.0 cr)
KIN 5205 - Health Education Curriculum (3.0 cr)
KIN 5995 - Research Problems in Applied Kinesiology (1.0-6.0 cr)
KIN 6201 - Clinical Experience I: Health Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
KIN 6202 - Clinical Experience II: Health Education (2.0-6.0 cr)
Take either KIN 4981 or KIN 5981 in consultation with adviser.
KIN 5181 - Understanding Kinesiology Research (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Students take 8 credits of elective coursework in consultation with the adviser.
 
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KIN 5103 - Developmental/Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to physical education for students with disabilities, emphasizing conceptual, organizational, and administrative issues. Topics include historical and legal foundations, service components, individualized education plans, professional roles, and assessment of movement skills.
KIN 5104 - Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Different approaches to providing physical education service and related movement interventions for persons with disabilities. Topics: movement behavior foundations, movement skill progressions, unique considerations for specific impairments, and sport for persons with disabilities
KIN 5196 - Practicum: Developmental/Adapted Physical Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observation of, participation in physical education instruction for students with disabilities. Current issues in developmental/adapted physical education. Exchange of ideas/problems. prereq: [5103 or 5104], instr consent
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 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 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
KIN 5152 - Curriculum Development in Physical Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Trends, issues, and challenges in early childhood/K-12 physical education. Potential effect on curriculum. prereq: initial licensure/MEd phys ed student
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 6151 - Theoretical Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Selection of effective instructional strategies/assessment. Design, progression, and presentation of tasks in physical education curriculum. prereq: initial licensure/MEd phys ed student
KIN 6521 - Pedagogy I: Elementary Physical Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Instructional components/knowledge structures for teaching/learning process of K-6 physical educator in diverse settings. prereq: initial licensure/MEd phys ed student
KIN 6522 - Pedagogy II: Secondary Physical Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Instructional components for teaching/learning process of grades 6-12 physical educator in diverse settings. prereq: initial licensure/MEd phys ed student
KIN 6596 - Clinical Experience I: Physical Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Half-day supervised teaching in an urban elementary school physical education setting. prereq: 6151, 6521, 6522, initial licensure/MEd phys ed student or instr consent
KIN 6597 - Clinical Experience II: Physical Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Half-day supervised teaching in urban or suburban elementary, middle, or high school physical education setting. prereq: 6596, initial licensure/MEd phys ed student or instr consent
KIN 6598 - Clinical Experience III: Physical Education
Credits: 2.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Supervised teaching in urban or suburban elementary, middle, or high school physical education setting. prereq: [6597, init licensure/MEd phys ed student] or instr consent
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 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.
KIN 5201 - Health Education Foundations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Foundations, conceptual framework, and personal philosophy of health. Analysis of individual, school, and community health information. Environmental/social aspects that contribute to healthy living.
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 5204 - Methods in Health Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Background knowledge/skills to deliver comprehensive health education program. Techniques, skills, and methods for teaching active learning projects. Lessons/units in health curriculum discussed/demonstrated. Focuses on grades 5-12. prereq: Health licensure student or instr consent
KIN 5205 - Health Education Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Curriculum development in health education. Trends in society. How they impact teaching of health curriculum. Culminates in written curriculum for grades 5-12. prereq: Health licensure student or instr consent
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 6201 - Clinical Experience I: Health Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Half-day supervised teaching in urban or suburban middle or high school health education setting.
KIN 6202 - Clinical Experience II: Health Education
Credits: 2.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Full-day supervised teaching in urban or suburban middle or high school health education setting. prereq: Health licensure student or instr consent
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 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.