Admission and Program Requirements
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Certificate in Sport and Human Performance
Rebecca Woodard, Program Director
McDonald Arena, Room 116B; Phone: 417-836-5690
The Sport and Human Performance Certificate is a 12-hour program that includes four 3-credit courses (3 required and 1 elective). It is designed to provide preparation and additional credentials for career placement in various related fields such as, but not limited to: exercise practitioner, research scientist, teaching in educational or clinical settings (i.e. biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, strength and conditioning, etc.)
- A Bachelor's degree in kinesiology, exercise science, health, physical education, or related field from an accredited university.
- Letter of intent which must include: (a) career goals, (b) research experience, (c) research interests.
- Professional curriculum vitae or resume.
- All additional admission requirements established by Missouri State University and the Graduate College.
Certificate Course Requirements (12 hrs)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|KIN 755||Fitness as Preventative Medicine||3 hrs|
|KIN 760||Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement||3 hrs|
|KIN 762||Applied Exercise Physiology||3 hrs|
|Choose three hours from the following:||3 hrs|
|KIN 650||Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals|
|KIN 667||Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult|
|KIN 668||Adapted Physical Education|
|KIN 669||Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques|
|KIN 682||Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals|
|KIN 733||Current Problems in Sports Administration|
|KIN 735||Administration of School P.E. and Athletic Programs|
|KIN 737||Curriculum Designs for Physical Education|
|KIN 759||Contemporary Health Problems|
|KIN 780||Legal Aspects in Sports, P.E., and Wellness Programs|
|KIN 781||Contemporary Issues in Physical Education|
|KIN 797||Graduate Seminar|
Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for completion of the program.