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Division of Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building, 766-5284
FAX: (307) 766-4098
Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/kandh/
Director: Derek Smith

Professors

TAMI BENHAM-DEAL, B.S. Indiana University 1981; M.S. 1988; P.E.D. 1989; Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2012, 1989.
MARK BYRA, B.Ed. University of Victoria 1979; M.S. Dalhousie University 1983: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 1989; Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2001, 1990.
JAYNE M. JENKINS, B.S. Mankato State University 1971; M.S. University of Wyoming 1995; Ph.D. University of North Carolina 1999; Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2011, 1999.
TRISTAN WALLHEAD, B.S. Loughborough University 1994; M.S. Leeds Metropolitan University 2000; Ph.D. Ohio State University 2004; Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2017, 2004.

Associate Professors

CHRISTINE M. PORTER, B.S. University of Maryland 1993; M.A. University of London 2002; Ph.D. Cornell University 2010; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2016, 2010.
R. TUCKER READDY,
B.A. University of California, Berkeley 2000; M.A. San Diego State University 2004; Ph.D. Oregon State University 2009; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2016, 2010.
DEREK SMITH,
B.S. Colorado State University 1997; M.S. Wake Forest University 1999; Ph.D. University of Colorado 2003; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2009, 2003.
QIN ZHU, B.S. Shanghai University of Sports 1999; M.Ed. 2002; Ph.D. Indiana University 2008; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2014, 2008.

Assistant Professors

BOYI DAI, B.Ed. Beijing Sport University 2007; M.S. Iowa State University 2009; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2012; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2012.
EMILY GUSEMAN, B.S. The Pennsylvania State University 2003; M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2005; Ph.D. Michigan State University 2012; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2012.
EVAN C. JOHNSON, B.A. The George Washington University 2004; M.A. University of Connecticut 2008; Ph.D. 2014; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2015.

Academic Professionals

GRETCHEN SEWCZAK-CLAUDE, B.S. Regis University 2003; D.P.T. 2007; Assistant Lecturer in Kinesiology and Health 2014.
MARCI SMITH,
B.S. Colorado State University 1995; M.S. Wake Forest University 1998; Associate Lecturer in Kinesiology and Health 2012, 2003.

Adjunct Faculty

Laurence Deal, Shane Tweeter, Joi Thomas, Enette Larson Meyer, Jordan Kobritz, Ryan Pinson, Jennifer Knerr, Jill Dalgarno

Professors Emeriti

Paul Dunham
Ward Gates
Charles W. Huff
Donna Marburger
D. Paul Thomas

Kinesiology and Health

The Division of Kinesiology and Health offers the Kinesiology and Health Promotion (K&HP) major and the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) major, preparing students in kinesiology and health promotion for a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings and preparing students to teach physical and health education in schools K-12. Students enrolled in these programs must meet academic standards as determined by the Division of Kinesiology and Health, College of Health Sciences, and the University of Wyoming.

The K&HP major prepares students well for admission to physical therapy school and occupational therapy school, as well as other health professions (e.g., physician, physician assistant, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, etc.). Approximately 60% of students majoring in K&HP apply to one of these health professional schools once they have completed their B.S. degree in Kinesiology and Health. Other students majoring in training, fitness, recreation, and leisure, and health promotion with state agencies - the job market is very diverse for these students.

The PHET program prepares students to teach physical and health education (PHET) in schools K-12. The PHET major is a nationally recognized program for meeting the NASPE/NCATE Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Accreditation Standards. This program offers individuals opportunity to combine certifications/endorsements in health education K-12, adapted physical education K-12, and coaching.

A graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health is offered by the Division.

Professional Program

Students who meet University of Wyoming entry requirements are admitted to the university in one of the two undergraduate majors that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Division’s undergraduate majors are open at the freshman level to all graduates of accredited high schools. Advanced placement for students with previous college credit is based on evaluation of transcripts of previous academic work.

Students in the Kinesiology & Health Promotion (K&HP) program are ready to move forward in the junior year of the program when they complete the pre-requisite requirements to enroll in KIN 3021 and 3022, Physiology of Exercise lecture and laboratory. To be eligible for the K&HP Professional Program (junior/senior years), students must have completed all program course prerequisites and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7000. Form submission for advancement in the K&HP Professional Program must be completed once prerequisite criteria is met and must be submitted to Corbett 119 by April 15 for a fall semester start in the professional program and November 20 for a spring semester start in the professional program.

The entry course for admission to the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program is KIN 3012, Teaching Lab I. TO be eligible, for the PHET professional program, students must have completed all program course prerequisites and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.750, preferred GPA of 3.000. Admission to the last two years of the PHET major is a competitive process and applicants meeting minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the major. Application to the PHET majors is conducted only for fall. The application deadline is April 15.

Undergraduate Majors

The requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in the majors offered by the Division of Kinesiology and Health are as follows:

I. Kinesiology and Health Promotion Major

NOTE: Students should complete CPR certification during their sophomore year and the certification should remain current throughout the program. Cards can be presented to the division registrar in Corbett 119 to be cleared of the requirement on the degree evaluation.

A. Freshman - Sophomore Years Hours
CHEM 1000 or 1020 (PN) 4
ENGL 1010 (COM1) 3
FCSC 1141 3
HLED 1006 3
KIN 1006* 1
KIN 2040 3
KIN 2041 1
LIFE 1010 (PN) 4
MATH 1400, 1405, or 1450 (Q) 3-5
PHYS 1050 or 1110 4
PSYC 1000 (H)  3
STAT 2050 or 2070 (Q) 4
USP First-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
USP Communication II (COM2) 3
USP Human Culture (H) 3
USP U.S. & Wyoming Constitutions (V) 3
ZOO 3115 4
Elective Coursework 8-12
Total Credit Hours 60

*Note: KIN 1006 not required if student completes KIN 1101 FYS.

B. Junior - Senior Years (Professional Program) Hours
HLED 3020 3
KIN 3021 3
KIN 3022 1
KIN 3010 3
KIN 3034 or 4020 3
KIN 3037 or 3038 3
KIN 3042 3
USP Communication III (COM3) 3
KHP Elective Coursework 15
Elective Coursework 11-17
KIN/HLED 4015 or 4016 (culminating experience
in the final year of study)
6-12
Total Credit Hours 60
Minimum Total Hours 120

II. Physical Education Teacher Education K-12

A. Freshman-Sophomore Years

For any elective coursework taken beyond the credit hours listed under the Freshman-Sophomore years, it is recommended that these courses are selected from those required for endorsements.

NOTE: Students should complete CPR certification during their freshman year and the certification should remain current throughout the program. Cards can be presented to the division registrar in Corbett 119 to be cleared of the requirement on the degree evaluation.

Freshman - Sophomore Years

Hours

CHEM 1000 or 1020 (PN)

4

ENGL 1010 (COM1)

3

FCSC 1141

3

HLED 1006

3

LIFE 1010 (PN)

4

MATH 1400, 1405, or 1450 (Q)

3

KIN 2000

3

KIN 2001

2

KIN 2003

2

KIN 2004

3

KIN 2005

2

KIN 2040

3

KIN 2041

1

PHYS 1050 or 1110

4

PSYC 1000 (H)

3

STAT 2050 or 2070 (Q)

4

USP First-Year Seminar (FYS)

3

USP Human Culture (H)

3

USP U.S. & Wyoming Constitutions (V)

3

ZOO 3115

4

Total Credit Hours

60

In the spring semester of their sophomore year, students must make application for admission to the final two years of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program (professional program). This includes a $30.00 application fee, completion of coursework specific to the first two years of the program, a minimum grade point average of 2.750 (preferred GPA of 3.000), completion of 60 contact hours with youth in a movement setting, completion of a written essay, and an interview. Admission to the PHET program is a competitive process and applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the major.

B. Junior-Senior Years

Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of elected coursework beyond the credit hours listed under the Junior-Senior Years. It is recommended that these courses are selected from those required for endorsements.

Junior - Senior Years (Professional Program) Hours
Elective Coursework 6
EDSE 3540 2
KIN 3011 3
KIN 3012 (COM2) 3
KIN 3015 3
KIN 3021 3
KIN 3022 1
KIN 3034 3
KIN 3037 or 3038 3
KIN 3042 3
KIN 3050 2
KIN 3060 3
KIN 4012 3
KIN 4013 2
KIN 4017 3
KIN 4055 2
KIN 4080 (COM3) 3
KIN 4099* 12
Total Credit Hours 60
Minimum Total Hours 120

*Note: students must be certified in first aid and CPR prior to enrollment in KIN 4099.

III. Additional School Endorsements K-12

In addition to completing the Bachelor of Science degree in physical education teacher education from the University of Wyoming, students can qualify for K-12 endorsements in adapted physical education and/or health education by completing the following course requirements:

A. Adapted Physical Education K-12 Hours
EDEX 2484 3
KIN 4065 3
KIN 4075 3
B. School Health Education K-12 Hours
HLED 4025 3
HLED 4110 3
HLED 4120 3
HLED 4130 3
PSYC 2210 or HLED 4030 3

IV. Affiliated Options

The Division of Kinesiology and Health offers two options for the general undergraduate population.  They require course work beyond degree requirements.

A. Athletic Coaching Endorsement/Permit
Hours
Students who wish to qualify for an athletic coaching permit to coach in Wyoming public schools must complete four courses.
Note: Endorsements are for current teachers. Permits are for those who are not a licensed educator.
CPR Certification
KIN 3050 2
KIN 4090 3
Coaching In... Experience (completed at a community college or complete a coaching experience in a specific sport for one
season or more with a letter written by your supervising coach to submit with your PTSB endorsement application form)
B. School Health Education K-12 Hours
In addition to completing a bachelor's degree in teaching at the secondary level from an approved university program, 25 credit hours are required
to be endorsed to teach health education K-12 in the public schools of Wyoming.
FCSC 1140 or 1141 2-3
HLED 1006 3
CPR Certification
HLED 4120 3
HLED 4025 3
HLED 4110 3
HLED 4130 3
PSYC 2210 or HLED 4030 3

Graduate Study

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Admission into the M.S. degree program is open to students who have obtained an undergraduate with a major program of study in exercise and sport science, health, kinesiology, physical education, or other area in the human movement sciences.

Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, physical education, or health are required to complete four undergraduate courses in kinesiology and/or health (e.g., HLED 3020 Community and Public Health; KIN 3034 Lifespan Motor Development; KIN 2040 Human Anatomy; KIN 3115 Human Systems Physiology; KIN 3037 Sport Psychology; etc.) above and beyond the master’s program of studies. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, physical education, or health should contact the graduate program coordinator to determine necessary coursework needed prior to admission to the graduate program.

Program Specific Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Teaching opportunities exist within the laboratory portions of the human anatomy and exercise physiology courses, the teaching laboratory portions of the pedagogy practical courses, and HLED 1006, Personal Health. A graduate assistantship also involves some research opportunities with assigned graduate faculty advisers.

A stipend for a full time graduate assistant is $12,078.00 per academic year. Tuition and fees are covered according to the percentage of assistantship allocated to the student.

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Master's Programs

Plan A (thesis)

Minimum of 30 credit hours

Of the 30 credit hours, a minimum of 21 credit hours is required of HLED and/or KIN coursework (includes the ten (10) hours of general required courses listed below).

General Required Courses (10 credits)

HLED/KIN 5085, Research Methods in Kinesiology & Health (3 credits)

Statistics. Must choose at least one from this list: STAT 5050, 5060, 5070, or 5080; or EDRE 5600 or 5640 (3 credits)

HLED/KIN 5960, Thesis Research (4 credits)

Specialized Required Courses (9-15 credits)

A minimum of 9 credit hours of HLED/KIN coursework is required in your area of specialization. Decisions on coursework for this area to be made in conjunction with your advisor.

Kinesiology & Health Elective Courses (minimum 6 credits)

All elective course descriptions must be made in conjunction with your advisor. Students are encouraged to complete at least one course from outside the Division of Kinesiology & Health

Oral presentations of thesis proposal and defense

Plan B (non-thesis)

Minimum of 36 credit hours

Of the 36 credit hours, a minimum of 21 credit hours is required of HLED and/or KIN coursework (includes the ten (10) hours of general required courses listed below).

HLED/KIN 5085, Research Methods in Kinesiology & Health (3 credits)

Statistics. Must choose at least one from this list: STAT 5050, 5060, 5070, or 5080; or EDRE 5600 or 5640 (3 credits)

HLED/KIN 5960, Thesis Research (4 credits)

Kinesiology & Health Elective Courses (minimum 12 credits)

All elective course decisions must be made in conjunction with your advisor.

Elective Courses (minimum 14 credits)

All elective course decision must be made in conjunction with your advisor. Students must complete at least one course from outside the Division of Kinesiology & Health

Plan B paper (written and oral)

M.S. in Kinesiology and Health Distance Education

The Division of Kinesiology and Health offers the M.S. degree in kinesiology and health (non-thesis) as a distance education program through the University of Wyoming Outreach School. The area of emphasis for the distance program is physical education teacher education. The program is structured such that students can pursue the M.S. degree on a part time basis off-campus. For more information visit our Web site at www.uwyo.edu/kandh.

Physical Education Activity (PEAC) Courses

Varsity Athletics (PEAT) Courses

Kinesiology (KIN) Courses

Health Education (HLED) Courses


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