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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation


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Main Office
Physical Education Building, Room 209

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310769
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2651
Fax: 940-565-4904

Web site: www.coe.unt.edu/khpr

John Nauright, PhD

Faculty  

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation offers a variety of programs of study in kinesiology; health promotion; and recreation, events and sport management. The department offers teaching and non-teaching degrees and courses that fulfill university core requirements.

New College at Frisco

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation teach classes in Denton and at New College in Frisco. Frisco classes meet once a week and are in hybrid format, parking at Frisco campus is free. The location is right across from UNT partner the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters at The Star. We offer courses leading to the BS and MS and Recreation, Event and Sport Management; BS in Health Promotion (emphasis in Corporate Health) and for the BBS Integrated Studies concentration in sport management and the MBA concentration in Sport Management. Frisco is home to many professional and youth sports organizations and numerous corporations with health and fitness needs. Whether studying as a traditional student in Denton or a student on the go in Frisco, KHPR has the courses to suit your professional needs in the health, sport, fitness and leisure industries.

The Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence (CSPPE) is a multi-disciplinary center devoted to offering sport psychology interventions, research and training. The center combines the expertise of faculty in psychology and kinesiology to produce the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art sport psychology services available.

Kinesiology

Main Office
Physical Education Building, Room 209
940-565-2651

The program in kinesiology offers a complete curriculum that prepares students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors and in teaching. Degrees include Bachelor of Science and Master of Science with a major in kinesiology. A teacher certification program is available, which is a standard all-level certificate in physical education (kinesiology) at the bachelor’s level.

Grad Track Pathway

The Grad Track Pathway in Kinesiology is a Master of Science degree program that offers early provisional admission to graduate school for exceptional undergraduate students and allow for the students to earn both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Kinesiology in 5 years or less total; this is accomplished by allowing students to use up to 12 graduate level credits simultaneously towards both their bachelors and their masters degrees (double dip). Students first earn a Bachelor of Kinesiology (or minor in extremely specific circumstances) and when all degree requirements are met to then, if they choose to, they can progress on the path towards a Master’s degree.  As such, the Grad Track Pathway is defined by a set of graduate courses (almost all KINE graduate courses offered) that apply both towards the bachelor’s degree and then the Master’s degree in Kinesiology.

The graduate course work taken for undergraduate credit will be considered advance credit, included in the student’s undergraduate GPA, and importantly assessed at the lower undergraduate tuition rate.  Advanced credit includes any 5000 or 6000 level courses approved for use in Grad Track Pathways in Kinesiology (almost all KINE graduate courses offered). Graduate course work taken for undergraduate credit as part of a Grad Track Pathway applies to the associated graduate degree when the student has completed the bachelor’s degree and has been unconditionally admitted to the associated graduate degree program.

Teacher certification

Students should refer to the sections on “Teacher certification ,” “Teaching certificates ” and “Student teaching ” in the College of Education general information pages of this catalog for necessary requirements to qualify for recommendation for a Texas teaching certificate.

Degree plan

The degree plan is the official document outlining the student’s course of study. The student is responsible for initiating the degree plan process and should do so as soon as possible after being formally enrolled at the university.

Career advising should be sought in the departmental office, Physical Education Building, Room 209. The student, with advisement, makes decisions relating to the program of study. The degree plan is subsequently prepared in the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105. Students should have their degree plans updated the term/semester before graduation in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Scholarships

The Irma Caton, John Douthitt Memorial, Corinne and David Hill, Morrow Family, and Peggy Richardson scholarships are awarded annually to a kinesiology major. The Eurice Miller Bass, Paramount Pictures KHPR and Delta Psi Kappa Beulah A. Harriss scholarships also are available. Information and applications are available in the departmental office, Physical Education Building, Room 209, and on the departmental web site (www.coe.unt.edu/khpr).

Health Promotion

Main Office
Physical Education Building, Room 209
940-565-2651

The Health Promotion program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of community health organizations (hospital-based health programs, work-site wellness programs, community-based agencies, commercial fitness centers, public health departments), as well as in local, state and national government health agencies (CDC&P, FDA, EPA).

The Health Promotion division of the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation added a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, in addition to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Promotion (Community/Corporate tracks). This new degree, introduced in the Fall of 2016, supports a developing, collaborative relationship with the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health. The new Bachelor of Science in Public Health meets or exceeds accreditation requirements of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH).T

he Bachelor of Science in Public Health offers an interdisciplinary experience across colleges and departments at the University of North Texas at Denton. This degree offers flexibility and a variety of options in the job marketplace due to its diverse curriculum.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health offers a public health core, with tracks in either population studies (humanities) or biological sciences. The curriculum offers opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in clinical professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, etc.) as well as in public health.

Degree plan

The degree plan is the official document outlining the student’s course of study. The student is responsible for initiating the degree plan process and should do so as soon as possible after being formally enrolled at the university.

Career advising should be sought in the departmental office in PEB, Room 209. The student, with advisement, makes decisions relating to the program of study. The degree plan is subsequently prepared in the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105. Students should have their degree plans updated the term/semester before graduation in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Scholarships

The Linda and Philip Dudney Health Promotion Scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate and graduate majors. The Eurice Miller Bass, Paramount Pictures KHPR, and Delta Psi Kappa Beulah A. Harriss scholarships also are available. For information, contact the departmental office or visit the departmental web site (www.coe.unt.edu/khpr).

Recreation, Event and Sport Management

Main Office
Physical Education Building, Room 209
940-565-2651

The program’s primary goals are the professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, research into the phenomena of leisure; practical application related to recreation and sport operation and management; development of new techniques for professional practice; community and professional service; continuing education; scholarly publications; and technical assistance.

The program in recreation, event and sport management leading to the Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for careers in three interest areas: program management, event management, and sport management. The undergraduate program emphasizes the study of recreation, event and sport and the preparation of students for management and leadership positions in a variety of agency settings.

Career opportunities for program graduates include federal, state and local government park and recreation agencies; intramural, youth, community, intercollegiate and professional sport management agencies; commercial recreation agencies; corporate employee and campus and military recreation operations.

Degree plan

The degree plan is the official document outlining the student’s course of study. The student is responsible for initiating the degree plan process and should do so as soon as possible after being formally enrolled at the university.

Advising should be sought in the departmental office. The student, with advisement, makes decisions related to the program of study. The degree plan is subsequently prepared in the College of Education Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105. Students should have their degree plans updated the term/semester before their internship in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Scholarships

The Don C. Bailey, Sue Delmark, Marian C. Keller, Rita Pilkey, Julia Wakeley, and the Rich Herold Scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate majors in the program. The KHPR and Delta Psi Kappa Beulah A. Harriss scholarships also are available. Information and applications are available in the departmental office and on the departmental web site (www.coe.unt.edu/khpr).

 

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