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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.
D. PAUL THOMAS, B.Ed. Nottingham University 1969; M.A. Michigan State University 1970; Ph.D. Temple University 1977; Professor of Kinesiology and Health 1992, 1989.

Associate Professors

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.
TRISTAN WALLHEAD, B.S. Loughborough University 1994; M.S. Leeds Metropolitan University 2000; Ph.D. Ohio State University 2004; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2010, 2004.

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.
KAREN GAUDREAULT, B.S. Northern Illinois University 1998; M.S. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2000; Ph.D. University of Georgia 2009; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2011.
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.
CHRISTINE M. PORTER, B.S. University of Maryland 1993; M.A. University of London 2002; Ph.D. Cornell University 2010; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2010.
R. TUCKER READDY, B.A. University of California, Berkeley 2000; M.A. San Diego State University 2004; Ph.D. Oregon State University 2009; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2010.
QIN ZHU, B.S. Shanghai University of Sports 1999; M.Ed. 2002; Ph.D. Indiana University 2008; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health 2008.

Academic Professionals

EMILY GUSEMAN, B.S. The Pennsylvania State University 2003; M.A. University of North Carolina 2005; Instructor 2012.
MARCI SMITH,
B.S. Colorado State University 1995; M.S. Wake Forest University 1998; Academic Professional in Kinesiology and Health 2012, 2003.

Adjunct Faculty

Laurence Deal, Shane Tweeter, J.J. Byers, M.D., Joi Thomas, Enette Larson Meyer, Jordan Kobritz, Beth Sanchez, Bob Wallen, Jennifer Knerr, Jill Dalgarno

Professors Emeriti

Paul Dunham
Ward Gates
Charles W. Huff
Donna Marburger

 

Kinesiology and Health

The Division of Kinesiology and Health has three principle functions specific to undergraduate education: (1) to prepare students in kinesiology and health promotion for a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings; (2) to prepare students to teach physical and health education in schools K-12; and (3) to deliver the university wide Physical Activity and Your Health program to meet the University Studies Physical Activity and Health requirement. 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.

Program Admission

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. When students are ready to begin their junior year in the two undergraduate programs offered, they must make application for admission. The entry course for admission to the junior year of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion (K&HP) program is KIN 3021, Physiology of Exercise. The entry course for admission to the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program is KIN 3012, Teaching Lab I. To be eligible, students must have completed all program course prerequisites and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Admission to the two majors is a competitive process and applicants meeting minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the major. Application to the K&HP major must be received by the Division of Kinesiology and Health no later than April 15 for fall admission and no later than November 20 for spring admission. Application to the PHET majors is conducted only for fall. The application deadline is April 15.

University Studies Program Physical Activity and Health Requirement (P)

Effective with students entering UW in the fall of 1999, all undergraduate students, regardless of age, must successfully complete a course in Physical Activity and Health. The basis of this requirement is to help students gain an understanding of the impact physical activity or inactivity has on their health. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience which enable them to make informed decisions about their own health as it relates to their life and longevity. The course PEAC 1001, Physical Activity and Your Health, meets the University Studies Program Physical Activity and Health requirement. (P)

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

A. Freshman - Sophomore Years Hours
COJO 1010 (O) 3
CHEM 1020 4
COSC 1200 3
ENGL 1010 (WA) 3
FCSC 1140 or 1141 2
HLED 1006 3
PEAC 1001 (P) 1
KIN 1005 (I, L) 2
KIN 2040 / ZOO 2040 (SB) 3
KIN 2041 / ZOO 2041 (SB) 1
KIN 3115 / ZOO 3115 4
LIFE 1010 (SB) 4
MATH 1400, 1405, or 1450 (QA) 4
PHYS 1050 or 1110 4
PSYC 1000 (CS)  3
STAT 2050 or 2070 (QB) 4
USP Cultural Context - Humanities (CH) 3
USP Cultural Context - Arts (CA) 3
USP Global Awareness (G) 3
US and Wyoming Constitutions (V) 3
USP Writing II (WB) 3

 

In the spring semester of their sophomore year, students must make application for admission to the final two years of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion (K&HP) 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 3.00, and completion of a written essay. Admission to the K&HP program is a competitive process and applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the major.

B. Junior - Senior Years (professional) Hours
i. Required Courses (16 hours)
HLED 3020 3
ENGL 4010 (WC) 3
KIN 3010 3
KIN 3021 4
KIN 3034 or 4020 3
KIN 3037 or 3038 3
KIN 3042 3

ii. HLED and KIN Electives (12 hours) Students must complete 12 credit hours of upper division HLED and/or KIN courses specific to one of three concentrations: (a) Fitness and Wellness; (b) Health Promotion; or (c) Medical and Therapeutic Sciences (pre-professional).

iii. Specialization Areas (15 hours); 3000- or 4000-level courses Students must complete 15 credit hours of upper division coursework that complements their selected area of concentration: (i.e., Fitness and Wellness; Health Promotion; or Medical and Therapeutic Sciences (pre-professional).

iv. Internship or Research Experience (6-12 hours) Students must complete at least six hours of Internship Experience or Research Experience that complements their selected area of concentration: (i.e., Fitness and Wellness; Health Promotion; or Medical and Therapeutic Sciences (pre-professional).

Minimum Total Hours: 120

II. Physical Education Teacher Education K-12

A. Freshman - Sophomore Years

Hours

LIFE 1010 (SB)

4

CHEM 1020

4

COJO 1010 (O)

3

ENGL 1010 (WA)

3

ENGL 2020 (WB, CH)

3

FCSC 1140 OR 1141

3

HLED 1006

3

MATH 1400, 1405, or 1450 (QA)

3

KIN 1004 (I, L)

2

KIN 2000

3

KIN 2001

2

KIN 2002

2

KIN 2003

2

KIN 2004 (CA)

3

KIN 2005

2

KIN/ZOO 2040 (SB)

3

KIN/ZOO 2041 (SB)

1

KIN/ZOO 3115

4

PEAC 1001 (P)

1

PHYS 1050 or 1110

4

POLS 1000 (V)

3

PSYC 1000 (CS)

3

STAT 2050 or 2070 (QB)

4

USP Diversity (D)

3

USP Global Awareness (G)

3

 

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 3.00, 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 (professional) Hours
i. Required Courses (53 hours)
EDSE 3540 2
KIN 3011 3
KIN 3012 3
KIN 3015 (WC) 3
KIN 3021 4
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 1080 (WC) 3
KIN 4099* 12
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
KIN 4065 3
KIN 4075 3
EDEX 2484 3
B. School Health Education K-12 Hours
HLED 4025 3
HLED 4110 3
HLED 4120 3
HLED 4130 3
PSYC 2210 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 Permit Hours
Students who wish to qualify for an athletic coaching permit to coach in Wyoming public schools must complete four courses.
HLED 1221 or Red Cross CPR First Aid 2
KIN 3050 2
KIN 2080-2089 2
KIN 4090 3
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 certified to teach health education K-12 in the public schools of Wyoming.
FCSC 1140 or 1141 2-3
HLED 1006 3
HLED 1221 or Red Cross CPR/First Aid 2
HLED 4120 3
HLED 4025 or SOC 2200 3
HLED 4110 3
HLED 4130 3
PSYC 2210 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.

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, HLED 1006, Personal Health, and the lecture and physical activity sections of PEAC 1001, Physical Activity and Your Health. A graduate assistantship also involves some research opportunities with assigned graduate faculty advisers.

A stipend for a full time graduate assistant is $11,349.00 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

Minimum of 18 credit hours of HLED and/or KIN coursework

HLED/KIN 5085

Must choose at least one from this list: STAT 5050, 5060, 5070, or 5080; or EDRE 5600 or 5640

4 credit hours of HLED/KIN 5960 (Thesis Research)

Minimum of 9 credit hours of HLED/KIN coursework in area of specialization

Oral presentations of thesis proposal and defense

Plan B (non-thesis)

Minimum of 36 credit hours

Minimum of 18 credit hours of HLED and/or KIN coursework

HLED/KIN 5085

Must choose at least one from this list: STAT 5050, 5060, 5070, or 5080; or EDRE 5600 or 5640

3 credit hours of HLED/KIN 5080

Minimum of 3 credit hours of coursework selected from outside the Division of Kinesiology and 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 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

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