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/

To be announced, 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 Hill, Jackson, Morrow, Patton, Associate Professors Cornelius, Goggin, Weiller. Assistant Professors Hamilton, Koziris, Martin, Pekara. Instructor Way. Lecturers Maughan, Safranek, Wengert.

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 teacher certification programs are available, including a Provisional Secondary Certificate or a Provisional 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:

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology

Secondary certification levels are under revision by the State Board for Educator Certification. Students should consult their adviser in the Student Advising Office, Matthew Hall, Room 105.

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College of Education Requirements: A minimum of 124 semester hours (133 semester hours for those seeking secondary level teacher certification, or 127 hours for those seeking all-level teacher certification), of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education requirements.

2. Major Requirements:

All kinesiology majors: PHED 1000.

Theory Core, 23 hours:

KINE 2000, KINE 2050, KINE 3020, KINE 3050 (prerequisite BIOL 2401), KINE 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402), KINE 3090, KINE 4000, and KINE 4050 (prerequisites: MATH 1100 and CECS 1100 or equivalent).

Physical Performance Courses, 6 hours:

Non-Teacher Certification: Each student is required to take 6 semester hours of PHED activity courses which include two required courses, plus two different sport activities selected from Group I and Group II. At least one activity from Group I or II must be at the intermediate or advanced level. There must be a total of six different activities for a total of 6 credit hours.

Teacher Certification: Each student is required to take 6 semester hours of PHED activity courses which include two required courses, plus two different sport activities selected from Group I and two selected from Group II. At least one activity must be at the intermediate or advanced level. There must be a total of four different sport activities selected from Groups I and II.

Required: PHED 1280 and 1580.

Other kinesiology requirements:

* Generally offered in fall

** Generally offered in spring

3. Other Course Requirements:

4. Minor or Second Teaching Field:

5. Electives:

6. Other Requirements:

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

a. in all UNT work attempted and

b. overall. The overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT;

Students should visit the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall 105 for additional information regarding degree plans, student teaching and the ExCET.

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

Kinesiology as a Second Teaching Field (Secondary Teacher Certification)

This 32-hour program includes KINE 2000, 2050, 3020, 3050 (prerequisite: BIOL 2401), 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402), 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.

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 2402), 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402), 3090, 4000 and 4050 (prerequisite: 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

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 semester before graduation in Room 105, Matthews Hall.

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, John Douthitt Memorial, and Morrow Family 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).

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, Nakonezny. Lecturers Safranek, Shotland.

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. 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 teacher certification. 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.

Programs of Study

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

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Promotion

Secondary certification levels are under revision by the State Board for Educator Certification. Students should consult their adviser in the Student Advising Office, Matthew Hall, Room 105.

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College of Education Requirements: A minimum of 125 semester hours, of which 42 hours must be advanced, And fulfillment of degree requirements for Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education requirements.

2. Major Requirements:

3. Other Course Requirements:

4. Minor:

5. Electives: See individual degree plan.

6. Other Requirements:

a. in all UNT work attempted, and

b. overall. The overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT;

Completion. To receive final approval for teacher certification students must have:

Students should visit the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall 105 for additional information regarding degree plans, student teaching and the ExCET.

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

Health Promotion as a Second Teaching Field (Secondary Teacher Certification)

This 24-hour program can be completed by selecting courses from HLTH 1100, 1900, 2100, 2200, 3300, 4100, 4120, 4130, 4150, 4400, 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 Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Graduate Degrees

A program is offered that leads to the Master of Science degree (see the Graduate Catalog for details).

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).

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, Hodges, Valerius. Lecturer Safranek.

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 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. 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:

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College of Education Requirements: A minimum of 125 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education requirements.

2. Major Requirements:

All recreation and leisure studies majors: PHED 1000 (may also be used to fulfill the Wellness requirement of the University Core Curriculum)

Recreation and Leisure Studies: (39 hours) RECR 1950, RECR 2150, RECR 2550, RECR 3050, RECR 3450, RECR 4050, RECR 4080, RECR 4160, RECR 4180, plus 12 hours from (RECR 4070, RECR 4190, 4200, 4340)2 or (RECR 3500, 4060, 4560, 4760)1

3. Other Course Requirements:

4. Minor Requirements:

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

6. Other Requirements:

a. completion of the required recreation major courses;

b. 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;

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

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

e. 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.

Notes:

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.

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, RECR 4050 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.

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 Matthews Hall, Room 105.

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 Don C. Bailey, 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).

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.

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