Program Requirements

Your advisor can help you choose elective courses that meet your goals and needs.

Degree requirements (minimum of 36 hours)

1. Required Core (15 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
KIN 700 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 hrs
HLH 710 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management 3 hrs
HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion 3 hrs
HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning 3 hrs
KIN 705 Applied Statistics in Kinesiology 3 hrs

2. Choose from the following electives (9-10 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
KIN 752 Health Risk Identification and Management 3 hrs
KIN 650 Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals 3 hrs
KIN 667 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult 3 hrs
KIN 669 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques 4 hrs
KIN 755 Fitness as Preventive Medicine 3 hrs
KIN 759 Contemporary Heath Problems 3 hrs
KIN 760 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 hrs
KIN 762 Applied Exercise Physiology 3 hrs
KIN 797 Graduate Seminar 1-3 hrs
HLH 682 Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals 3 hrs
REC 615 Risk Management for Recreation, Sport and Park Agencies 3 hrs
REC 623 Organization and Administration of Leisure Services 3 hrs
REC 651 Outdoor Leadership 3 hrs
MGT 600 Administrative, Organizational, and Operations Concepts for Managers 3 hrs
MGT 764 Organizational Behavior 3 hrs
ECO 604/
HCM 604
Health Care Economics 3 hrs
COM 736 Concepts and Analysis of Communication in Organizations 3 hrs
PSY 718 Organizational Psychology 3 hrs

3. Internship (1-6 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HLH 791 Wellness Internship 1-6 hrs

Supervised work in an approved health promotion education/promotion/care setting. As a culminating experience, the internship is crucial to the program. Students must complete a minimum of 420 contact hour and 6 credit hours.

The internship experience is an integral part of this major and should be planned (in consultation with the advisor) in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience.

4. Research (6 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
KIN 799* Thesis 6 hrs
OR the following two courses
KIN 795 Research Project 3 hrs
Completion of 700-level 3 hr course selected with Advisor 3 hrs

*If the student does not complete the thesis within 6 registered credits, the student will be required to maintain active enrollment in 1 credit hour/semester of KIN 799 until the thesis is completed or until the student has surpassed the eight-year period in which students are allowed to complete the degree.

5. Comprehensive Examination

A written comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.