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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Allen Jackson, Chair

Faculty 

 

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

Programs of Study

The department offers the following undergraduate degrees:

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.

Programs of Study

Kinesiology offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

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).

Graduate Degrees

The department offers the Master of Science degree with a major in kinesiology. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. For further information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Health Promotion

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

The community health promotion program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of community health agencies (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, FDA, EPA).

Programs of Study

Health Promotion offers an undergraduate program in the following area:

Health Promotion (All-Level Teacher Certification)

An all-level teacher certificate in health promotion has been recently approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. Please see the academic advisor at the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, for details.

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 and Leisure Studies

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 rereation 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 and leisure studies leading to the Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for careers in three interest areas: program management, therapeutic recreation and sport management. The undergraduate program emphasizes the study of recreation 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.

Programs of Study

Recreation and Leisure Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

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 and Julia Wakeley Scholarships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate majors in the program. The Paramount Pictures 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).

Graduate Degrees

The program offers a Master of Science degree with a major in recreation and leisure studies with two interest areas: program management and therapeutic recreation. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. Consult the Graduate Catalog for information.

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