Program Requirements

Degree requirements (minimum of 36 hours)

  1. Required Core - 15 hours
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HLH 700 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 hrs
HLH 710 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management 3 hrs
HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion 3 hrs
HLH 752 Health Risk Identification and Management 3 hrs
HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning 3 hrs

   2.   Choose from the following electives (9-10 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
KIN 650 Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals  3 hrs
KIN 667 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult 3 hrs
KIN 669 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques 4 hrs
KIN 682 Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals 3 hrs
KIN 705 Applied Statistics in Kinesiology 3 hrs
KIN 737 Curriculum Designs in Physical Education 3 hrs
KIN 755 Fitness as Preventive Medicine 3 hrs
KIN 759  Contemporary Heath Problems 3 hrs
KIN 760  Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 hrs
KIN 762  Applied Exercise Physiology 3 hrs
KIN 797 Graduate Seminar 1-3 hrs
KIN 781 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education 3 hrs
MGT 600 Administrative, Organizational, and Operations Concepts for Managers 3 hrs
PLS 651 Administrative Law 3 hrs
ECO 604/
HCM 604
Health Care Economics OR  
COM 736 Concepts and Analysis of Communication in Organizations OR  
MGT 764 Organizational Behavior OR  
PSY 718 Organizational Psychology 3 hrs

3.    Internship

HLH 791 Wellness Internship                                 1-6  hrs

Supervised work in an approved health promotion/ health care setting.  As a culminating experience, the internship is crucial to the Program.  Students must complete a minimum of 400-600 clinical hours.

The intern experience (HLH 791) is an integral part of this major and should be planned (in consultation with the advisor) in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience. 

Application deadlines for HLH 791 are as follows: Fall - March 1; Spring - September 1; Summer - January 1. Applications are available from, and are to be returned to, the graduate coordinator.

4.    Research

KIN 799  Thesis  OR                                                   6 hrs (hours may be divided over 2 semesters)
KIN 795  Research Project                                         3 hrs
PLUS Completion of 700-level 3 hr course
selected with Advisor                                                    3 hrs

5.   Comprehensive Examination. A written comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.