Pam Beehler, Visiting Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Motor behavior.
John Collins Jr., Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Social-psychological dimensions related to leisure behavior engagements; community and resource-based recreation planning and management; sport management.
Jeff Goodwin, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Womanís University. Motor behavior.
Christy Greenleaf, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sport and exercise psychology.
David Hill, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Exercise physiology.
Allen Jackson, Regents Professor and Department Chair; Ed.D., University of Houston. Health; physical activity; physical fitness; research methods.
Scott Martin, Professor; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Sport psychology; sport sociology.
James Morrow Jr., Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado. Research and measurement.
Robert Patton,, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Exercise physiology; health-related fitness.
Katherine Thomas, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Motor development.
Jakob Vingren, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Physiology of resistance exercise related to hormones, nutrition, health and performance.
Joe Walker, Principal Lecturer; Ph.D., Clemson University. Community recreation development; natural resource land use; outdoor recreation programming; community tourism development; recreation administration; community recreation funding strategies; comprehensive recreation planning.
Karen Weiller, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Womanís University. Sport sociology; youth pedagogy.
Tao Zhang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Social-psychological aspects of sport; youth and sport; physical activity.
Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
In the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas, the focus of our graduate Kinesiology program is to provide you an in-depth understanding of:
We offer course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with concentrations in exercise physiology or sport and exercise psychology.
Career opportunities for graduates are generally found in the private sector with health clubs, wellness centers, corporations, rehabilitation centers, athletic groups and other private groups; or within the education profession as teachers, coaches, athletic trainers and administrators. It may also lead to advancement within your current career field.
Our faculty members, in addition to being outstanding teachers, are recognized scholars and active researchers in their fields. They have expertise in:
Examples of current research projects include the study of physical activity; social and psychological factors associated with physical fitness and body composition; effective coaching behavior; mental skills related to performance success; physiology of resistance exercise related to hormones, nutrition, health and performance; and concurrent feedback and practice organization on the learning of motor skills.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-466-7496). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education. The college is also one of the top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors, health professionals and other school professionals in Texas.
The department also assists with collaborative doctoral programs in Biology with a concentration exercise physiology or in Educational Research with a concentration in the psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise.
Information about the collaborative doctoral programs, including the admission process, is available in the graduate catalog or by contacting one of the professors noted below.
Educational research: Dr. Scott Martin at email@example.com or Dr. Tao Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Biology: Dr. Brian McFarlin at email@example.com, Dr. Jakob Vingren at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. David Hill at email@example.com
The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in physiology, health and nutrition related to exercise. It is comprised of several specialized units including the Exercise Metabolism Laboratory, the Neuromuscular Exercise Laboratory, the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, the Body Composition Laboratory, and aerobic exercise training and teaching areas.
Each laboratory houses state-of-the-art equipment used for the measurement of oxygen uptake, anaerobic capacity and muscle activation, as well as other areas of related research.
Our Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence is a multidisciplinary center that combines the expertise of faculty in psychology and kinesiology. It produces the most comprehensive and cutting-edge sport psychology services available to individuals, coaches and leaders, and teams and groups.
You will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the following program requirements:
Recipients of a teaching fellowship may serve as a teaching fellow, teaching assistant, research assistant or graduate services assistant. Opportunities exist across a variety of instructional and research activities in health related fitness, physical activity, health promotion and recreation.
Teaching fellows are paid a stipend of approximately $12,000 to $15,000 for nine months (20-hour per week appointment). Summer appointments are often available. Teaching fellows must be formally admitted to one of our departmentís graduate programs and enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours each fall and spring semester.
The department, college and university award many graduate scholarships each year. These scholarships typically apply to tuition and fees for two semesters. The award amounts depend on the scholarship. More scholarship information is available at www.coe.unt.edu or financialaid.unt.edu.