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/

Laura Valerius, Interim 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:

The Biofeedback Research and Training Laboratory (BRTL) makes biofeedback treatment of a variety of stress-related disorders available on a sliding scale fee basis. Biofeedback treatment is provided under counseling faculty supervision by graduate counselors in training who are preparing to become nationally certified as biofeedback therapists.

The Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence (CSPPE) is a multi-disciplinary center devoted to offering sport psychology interventions, research and training. The center combines the expertise of faculty in psychology and kinesiology to produce the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art sport psychology services available.

Kinesiology

Main Office
Physical Education Building, 209
(940) 565-2651

Faculty

Professors Hill, Jackson, Morrow, Patton, Associate Professors Cornelius, Goggin, Weiller. Assistant Professors Greenleaf, Koziris, Martin. Instructor Way. Lecturers Baker, 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 Standard Secondary Certificate or a Standard 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, for current information.

Due to changes in state certification deadlines, students seeking teacher certification at the secondary level must complete all requirements by August 2003. Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105 for details.

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College of Education Requirements: A minimum of 124 semester hours (133 semester hours for those seeking secondary or 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: BIOL 2401-2402, COMM 1010, ENGL 2210 and PHED 1000.

Theory Core, 23 hours:

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

Physical Performance Courses, 6 hours:

Non-Teacher Certification: PHED 1211 and PHED 1230 are required of all students in the non-teacher certification option. In addition students must choose two different sport activities from Group I and two selected from Group II. At least one activity from Group I or II must be at the intermediate or advanced level.

Teacher Certification: PHED 1280 and 1580 are required of all students in the teacher certification option. In addition students must choose two different sport activities selected from Group I and two selected from Group II. At least one activity from Groups I and II must be at the intermediate or advanced level.

Other kinesiology requirements:

Non-Teacher Certification: students select 15 hours from the following kinesiology electives:

Health Fitness Interest Area: 9 hours KINE 4300** and KINE 4320 plus 3 hours selected from the non-teacher certification kinesiology electives listed above. (Note: KINE 3080 is a prerequisite to KINE 4300 and 4320, and students must complete 3080 prior to enrolling in these courses.)

Secondary Teacher Certification: KINE 3500 plus 3 hours selected from the non-teacher certification kinesiology electives listed above.

All-Level Teacher Certification: 12 hours KINE 3500*, KINE 3550**, KINE 4500*, KINE 4550**.

* Generally offered in fall

** Generally offered in spring

3. Other Course Requirements:

Health Fitness Interest Area: 12 hours of cognate courses: SMHM 1450, RECR 3050, RECR 4050 and RECR 4060.

Secondary Teacher Certification: EDSE 4060; ENGL 2220; CECS 1100; 18 hours of Professional Education (KINE 3160, EDSE 3800, EDSE 3830, EDSE 4070, EDSE 4108, EDSE 4118).

All-Level Teacher Certification: EDSE 4060; ENGL 2200; CECS 1100; 18 hours of Professional Education (KINE 3160, DFEC 3123, EDSE 3830, EDSE 4070, EDEE 4104, EDEE 4108).

4. Minor or Second Teaching Field:

Non-Teacher Certification, Minor: Minimum of 18 hours from area other than kinesiology, 6 of which must be advanced.

Health Fitness Interest Area: minor in health promotion: HLTH 1900, 3300, 4100, 4200, 4300 and 4600.

Secondary Teacher Certification, Second Teaching Field: Minimum of 24 hours, of which 12 must be advanced.

All-Level Teacher Certification, Minor: Minimum of 18 hours, 6 of which must be advanced.

5. Electives:

Non-Teacher Certification: 15 hours, most of which must be advanced.

Health Fitness Interest Area: Non-certification students selecting the health fitness interest area must complete 9 hours of electives.

6. Other Requirements:

Total number of hours may be reduced if student follows recommendations for courses listed in university core. (Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthew Hall, Room 105 for details.)

Non-Teacher Certification: A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the major; a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the major, in UNT courses, and overall is required for graduation. (Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.) Any student not seeking teacher certification must have a current certification from one of the following prior to graduating from UNT:

A different certification that is of a similar standard may be substituted only with prior approval of the department. Written verification must be provided to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Program Coordinator and to the Student Advising Office. Verification of certification will be part of graduation check.

Admission. To be admitted to teacher education, students must have:

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. Questions about student teaching and/or the ExCET/TExES exam should be addressed to the PDS/ExCET coordinator in Matthews Hall, Room 218.

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 or consent of instructor), 3080 (prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402 or consent of instructor), 3090, 4000 and 4050 (prerequisite: MATH 1100 or consent of instructor) 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. Lecturer Safranek.

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.

Due to changes in state certification deadlines, students seeking teacher certification at the secondary level must complete all requirements by August 2003. Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105 for details.

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:

All health promotion majors: BIOL 2401-2402; COMM 2020 or 2040; ENGL 2210 and PHED 1000. (PHED 1000 may also be used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum Wellness requirement.)

Non-Teacher Certification: 48 hours, 33 of which must be advanced, HLTH 1100, 1570, 1900, 2100, 2200, 3300, 4100, 4120, 4130, 4150, 4251, 4300, 4350 (or 4600), 4400, 4850 (6-hour internship). HLTH 4850 is an internship that must be completed during the last long semester of enrollment. A semester prior to the internship, students must consult with the internship coordinator to select a site and prepare for the internship placement.

Secondary Teacher Certification:

3. Other Course Requirements:

Non-Teacher Certification: 9 hours, SMHM 1450, CECS 3440, ENGL 2220

Secondary Teacher Certification: 12 hours, SMHM 1450, EDSE 4060, ENGL 2220, CECS 1100 or CSCI 1100 or BCIS 2610

School Health Promotion-Professional Education Courses: 18 hours, EDSE 3800, 3830, 4070, 4108, 4118 and 4840

4. Minor:

Non-Teacher Certification: 18 hours minimum, of which 6 must be advanced, in a field outside of health promotion chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser.

5. Electives: See individual degree plan.

6. Other Requirements:

Non-Teacher Certification: A minimum grade of C is required in the major and all UNT course work, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 is required for graduation. (Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.)

Teacher Certification:

a. Admission. To be admitted to teacher education, students must have:

a. in all UNT work attempted, and

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

b. 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. Questions about student teaching and/or the ExCET/TExES exam should be addressed to the PDS/ExCET coordinator in Matthews Hall, Room 218.

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. Students must complete all requirements by August 2003. Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105 for details.

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. Associate Professor Valerius. Assistant Professors Collins, Hodges. 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: BIOL 2401-24021, COMM 20401,2, PHED 10001,2 (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. 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 (RECR 4100) and RECR 4150].

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

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

d. RECR 4100, Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Agencies (3-12 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:

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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