Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Physical Education/Athletic Complex 231
*N. M. Murata, PhD (Chair)—physical education and adapted physical
Degrees Offered: BEd in secondary education with an emphasis in K-12 physical education, BS in kinesiology and leisure science, and MS in kinesiology and leisure science.
The BEd degree program provides professional curricula for students enrolled in the College of Education whose goal is to teach P-12 physical education.
Physical Education: The General Education Core is 31 credits. Departmental advising should be sought as soon as possible, preferably in the first year. In addition, the professional education requirements consist of 32 credits, and the academic major and related courses area requires 63 credits for a total of 126–137 credits for graduation.
The BS degree in kinesiology and leisure science program has two option areas:
The MS degree program provides opportunities for students who wish to pursue advanced knowledge and research in one of the following areas of specialization: athletic training (entry-level or post certification), and physical education/adapted physical education.
In addition to the requirements of the Graduate Division, applicants for the MS degree will be further evaluated on their disciplinary background in their area of specialization. The Department of Kinesiology (KLS) also requires submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
Each applicant admitted will be classified in one of two categories: (1) Regular status - student who has a Baccalaureate degree in the area which they will pursue and a minimum overall gradepoint average of 3.0 during the final two years of undergraduate work, or (2) Conditional status - student of promise who may have a deficiency in gradepoint average and/or subject matter preparation.
Entry-level Graduate Athletic Training Education Program applicants must read the “Technical Standards” prior to consideration for admission. Post-certification, Advanced Athletic Training Program students must be BOC certified or certification eligible for consideration for admission. Admission to the program will depend on the availability of faculty in the particular area of scholarship.
A minimum of 30 credits is required for the MS degree. Of these, 6 credits are required for the Plan A Thesis or Plan B Project, and 6 credits are required for one research method course and one seminar course. The remaining 18 or more credits are to be used for coursework focusing on the student’s area of specialization. The student and the Thesis/Project Committee Chair in the KLS department must approve the student’s coursework.
Entry-level Graduate Athletic Training Education Program (EL-GATEP) students (graduate students seeking BOC certification) are required to complete a minimum of 61 credits, that includes Plan B non-thesis (final comprehensive examination). Additionally, pre-requisite course and clinical work experiences may be required.
Post-Certification Advanced Athletic Training Program (AATP) students must complete a minimum of 40 credits that includes Plan A thesis requirements. Specific requirements and recommended course sequencing can be viewed at www.hawaii.edu/kls.
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