Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation

Main Office
Physical Education Building, 209
P.O. Box 311337
Denton, TX 76203-1337
(940) 565-2651
Fax: (940) 565-4904

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

James R. Morrow Jr., Chair

Introduction

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

Programs of Study

The department offers the following undergraduate and graduate degrees:

Kinesiology

Main Office

Physical Education Building, 209

(940) 565-2651

Faculty

Professors Jackson, Morrow, Patton, Richardson. Associate Professors Cornelius, Goggin, Hill, Weiller. Assistant Professors Caldwell, Hamilton, Hood, Koziris, Martin, Pekara. Instructor Way. Lecturer Maughan.

Introduction

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. Two certification programs are available, including a Provisional Secondary Certificate or a Provisional All-Level Certificate in physical education at the bachelor's level.

Programs of Study

Kinesiology offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science with a
Major in Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours; 42 hours must be advanced. Students seeking teacher certification must complete a minimum of 133 hours for secondary certification or 127 hours for all-level certification; 42 hours must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. University Core Curriculum: 47 hours

See "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog for additional information.

4. Major Requirements:

Theory Core, 23 hours:

KINE 2000, KINE 2050, KINE 3020, KINE 3050 (prerequisite BIOL 2360), KINE 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2360 and BIOL 2370), KINE 3090, KINE 4000, and KINE 4050 (prerequisites: MATH 1100).

Physical Performance Courses:

Six hours of PHED activities with a maximum of two courses from each of the following groups. At least one activity must be at the intermediate or advanced level, and there must be a total of six different activities for 6 hours credit. The beginning and intermediate level of the same activity will not count as two activities.

Other kinesiology requirements:

* Generally offered in fall

** Generally offered in spring

5. Minor or Second Teaching Field:

6. Electives:

7. Other Course Requirements:

8. Other Requirements:

Note:

12 hours of KINE must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of which must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

6 hours minimum of minor must be advanced.

Total number of hours may be reduced if student follows recommendations for courses listed in university core. See degree requirements for this major

Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty adviser each semester for help with
program decisions and enrollment.

Academic Specialization for Students Seeking the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Kinesiology as an academic specialization for students seeking the interdisciplinary studies degree requires 18 hours:

* Generally offered in fall

** Generally offered in spring

Kinesiology as a Second Teaching Field

This 32-hour program includes KINE 2000, 2050, 3020, 3050 (prerequisite: BIOL 2360), 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2360 and 2370), 3090, 4000 and 4050 (prerequisites: MATH 1100 and CECS 1100 or equivalent), PHED 1000 and 6 hours of PHED activity selected from the designated groups (see "Physical Performance Courses" under "Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology," above).

Note: PHED 1000, which is required, may also be used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum Wellness requirement.

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. 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 semester before graduation in Room 105, Matthews Hall.

Minor in Kinesiology

The requirements for a minor in kinesiology are 21 hours, including 15 hours selected from KINE 2000, 2050, 3020, 3050 (prerequisite: BIOL 2360), 3080 (prerequisite: BIOL 2360 and 2370), 3090, 4000 and 4050 (prerequisites: MATH 1100) plus 6 additional hours selected from any KINE courses. Six hours must be advanced. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the minor.

Teacher Certification

The state of Texas teacher certificate requires completion of an approved four-year degree program. Completion of the 127- to 133-hour degree program outlined in this section results in all the necessary courses required by the Texas Education Agency for the Provisional Secondary Certificate for grades seven through 12 or the Provisional All-Level Certificate for grades K-12. However, students also must pass appropriate sections of the Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) before the university can recommend teacher certification.

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.

Scholarships

The Irma Caton and John Douthitt Memorial 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 and on the departmental web site (www.coe.unt.edu/khpr).

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Health Promotion

Main Office

Physical Education Building, 209

(940) 565-2651

Faculty

Professor Chng. Assistant Professors Bahnsen, Bungum. Lecturer Williamson.

Introduction

This program offers courses for students seeking knowledge about their health along with methods by which to live a healthy lifestyle. In addition, courses are offered for students majoring in health promotion who have career goals in school or community health.

Programs of Study

Health Promotion offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Science with a
Major in Health Promotion

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 125 semester hours; 42 hours must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. University Core Curriculum: 47 hours

See "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog for additional information.

4. Major Requirements:

5. Minor:

6. Other Course Requirements:

7. Electives: None.

8. Other Requirements:

Note:

24 hours must be advanced.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

6 hours minimum of minor must be advanced.

Total number of hours may be reduced if student follows recommendations for courses listed in university core. See degree requirements for this major.

Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

Supplemental Information for BS with a Major in Health Promotion

School Health Promotion

The major in health promotion with a career option in school health promotion is a course of study that leads to teacher certification at the secondary school level. A minimum of 125 credit hours is required for the degree. All programs leading to teacher certification require a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C is required in each health course in the major. A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 is required for graduation. Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT. Prior to enrollment in or completion of the first education courses, the student must apply for and be formally admitted to the teacher education program. Consult the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for further details about admission.

Students are required to complete the University Core Curriculum

Community Health Promotion

The major in health promotion with a career option in community health promotion is designed to prepare students for professional careers in a variety of community health agencies, as well as in local, state and national government health agencies. This track does not lead to certification in teaching. A minimum of 125 credit hours is required for the degree. A minimum grade of C is required in each health course in the major. A minimum overall GPA of 2.50 is required for graduation. Overall GPA includes all course work transferred, plus that taken at UNT.

Students are required to complete the University Core Curriculum.

Academic Specialization for Students Seeking the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Health promotion as an academic specialization for students seeking the interdisciplinary studies degree requires 18 hours: HLTH 1100, 1570, 1900, 2100, 2200, 3300, 4100, 4120, 4130, 4150, 4251, 4400, 4600. Planning for these courses should be done by using the following frequency of offering schedule:

Generally offered in fall: HLTH 1100, 4130, 4150, 4600.

Generally offered in spring: HLTH 1570, 4120, 4251.

Generally offered both semesters: 1900, 2100, 2200, 3300, 4100, 4400.

Health Promotion as a Second Teaching Field

This 24-hour program can be completed by selecting courses from HLTH 1100, 1900, 2100, 2200, 3300, 4100, 4120, 4130, 4150, 4400 or 4600. 12 hours must be advanced. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the second teaching field.

Minor in Health Promotion

Students who wish to minor in health promotion must take a minimum of 18 credit hours in health courses, including 12 hours at the advanced level. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the minor.

Driver and Traffic Safety Endorsement

A driver and traffic safety curriculum is available for endorsement of instructors as set forth by the Texas Education Agency. Requirements for instruction are met through multiphase programs consisting of simulation films, multimedia films and in-car instruction.

Enrollment in driver and traffic safety courses is limited to those students desiring endorsement to teach driver and traffic safety. The state of Texas permits three levels of endorsement.

Any student may enroll in 6 hours of course work selected from DRED 4400, 4410, 4420 or 4430 to be certified as a teaching assistant. This level of endorsement permits one to do behind-the-wheel instruction.

Students enrolled in a teacher certification program may add driver and traffic safety as an additional area of specialization. Completion of 9 hours selected from DRED 4400, 4410, 4420 or 4430 endorses the student as a teacher of driver and traffic safety and permits the individual to conduct classroom simulation and behind the wheel instruction.

Completion of DRED 4400, 4410, 4420 and 4430 endorses the student as a supervising teacher of driver and traffic safety which permits one to conduct all forms of instruction and to supervise the activities of teaching assistants.

The latter two levels of endorsement are restricted to those individuals who hold teaching certificates. A grade of C or higher is required in all classes applied to driver and traffic safety endorsement. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required to receive any endorsement.

The use of DRED courses toward satisfying degree requirements is determined by individual curricula. Students must check with their degree adviser to determine the applicability of DRED courses toward their degree.

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. 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 semester before graduation in Room 105, Matthews Hall.

Graduate Degrees

A program is offered that leads to the Master of Science degree.

Scholarships

The Linda and Philip Dudney Health Promotion Scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate and graduate majors on a scholastic basis. 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).

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Main Office

Physical Education Building, 209

(940) 565-2651

Faculty

Professors Keller, Wilhite. Assistant Professors Collins, Valerius.

Introduction

The program's primary goals are the professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, research into the phenomena of leisure, development of new techniques for professional practice, community and professional service, continuing education, scholarly publications and technical assistance.

The undergraduate program emphasizes the study of leisure and the preparation of students for management and leadership positions in a variety of agency settings.

Career opportunities for program graduates include public park and recreation agencies; federal, state and local government park and recreation agencies; commercial recreation agencies; corporate employee, campus and military recreation operations; hospital and other health care settings; and community-based therapeutic recreation operations.

Programs of Study

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

The program in recreation and leisure studies leading to the Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for careers in two interest areas: program management and therapeutic recreation.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science with a Major in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours for the Degree: Completion of minimum of 125 total semester hours; 42 hours must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. University Core Curriculum: 53-55 hours

See "University Core Curriculum Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog for additional information.

4. Major Requirements: 39 hours in Recreation and Leisure Studies: RECR 1950, RECR 2150, RECR 2550, RECR 3050, RECR 3070, RECR 3450, RECR 4160, RECR 4180, RECR 4340 plus 12 hours from (RECR 4080, 4090, 4190, 4200)2 or (RECR 3500, 4060, 4560, 4760)1

5. Minor for Those With an Interest Area in Therapeutic Recreation: 18 hours: PSYC 3620, PSYC 4610; SOCI 3120. Nine additional hours selected from BEHV 3150, BEHV 4010, ECON 4180, EDSP 3210, EDSP 3410, HLTH 4150, KINE 3090, KINE 3500, RHAB 2500, RHAB 3050, SOCI 3110, SOCI 3400, SOCI 4550, SMHM 1450, SPHS 2000.1

Minor for Those With an Interest Area in Program Management: 18 hours (6 advanced) in a field outside of recreation and leisure studies in consultation with an adviser2

6. Electives: 62-91 hours chosen in consultation with an adviser.

7. Other Course Requirements:

8. Other Requirements:

Notes:

Summary of Degree Requirements:

University Core: 47

Recreation and Leisure Studies Major: 39

Other Recreation and Leisure Studies
Requirements: 15

Minor: 18

Electives: 6-9

Other Course Requirements: 3

Note:

24 hours of RECR must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of which must
be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

6 hours minimum of minor must be advanced.

Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty adviser and the department degree plan adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

Required Internship

Each recreation and leisure studies student is required to complete a total of 15 credit hours of internship (12 credit hours of on-site experience and 3 credit hours of course work).

Program management students must complete a minimum of 480 clock hours to meet this requirement. Program management internships occur during the summer.

Therapeutic recreation students must complete 600 hours during 15 consecutive weeks, necessitating doing the on-site internship during a fall or spring semester.

All students must complete 400 clock hours of experience in a recreation, park or leisure agency prior to enrolling in RECR 4100. These hours may be either paid or voluntary and must be verified before credit is given.

RECR 4100, Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Agencies (3-15 hours) is required of all majors in an approved setting appropriate for their career interest area. The student must meet several requirements prior to enrollment in this course, including:

1. completion of the required recreation major courses;

2. a minimum of 2.25 overall GPA; minimum of 2.50 GPA in all recreation courses, with a C or better in each recreation course;

3. verification of 400 hours of paid or voluntary experience in a recreation, park or leisure service agency within the past 24 months;

4. competency demonstrated through current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR, and lifeguarding or water safety instruction, or a comparable alternative certification; and

5. departmental permission to enroll in the course.

The internship is a full-time (i.e., 40 hours per week) affiliation with an approved agency. It is usually taken during the last semester.

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 semester before graduation in Room 105, Matthews Hall.

Minor in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Students minoring in recreation and leisure studies are required to take 6 hours of major courses: RECR 2550 and 3050; and the 12 hours from the appropriate career interest sequence: either RECR 1950, 2150, 3070 and 4180 or RECR 3450, 3500, 4560 and 4760 upon consultation with the program coordinator. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the minor.

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.

Scholarships

The Rita Pilkey Scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to an undergraduate and graduate major 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).

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