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Sport and Exercise Science M.S.

(Select from three emphases)

Degree Requirements - 30-33 Credits

See:"Sport and Exercise Science M.S." .

Exercise Science Emphasis

1) Biomechanics Concentration - 33 hours

Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 621 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 627 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology II (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3) (Cardiopulmonary Physiology)

Select one of the following courses:

SES 623 Advanced Neuromotor Kinesiology (3)

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project Option.

The following courses are recommended to be used as electives:

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (1-6)

BIO 552 Mammalian Physiology I (3)

BIO 553 Mammalian Physiology II (3)

2) Exercise Physiology Concentration - 33 hours

Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

or

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

SES 627 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology II (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3) (Cardiopulmonary Physiology)

Select one of the following courses:

SES 621 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 623 Advanced Neuromotor Kinesiology (3)

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project option. The following courses are recommended electives:

Research or Pre Med

BIO 550 Cell Physiology (4)

CHEM 581 General Biochemistry I (4)

CHEM 582 General Biochemistry II (4)

BIO 552 Mammalian Physiology I (3)

BIO 553 Mammalian Physiology II (3)

Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise

SES 510 Cardiac Rehabilitation (3)

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (6)

Nutrition in Sport and Exercise

CHEM 581 General Biochemistry I (4)

CHEM 582 General Biochemistry II (4)

FND 555 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

3) Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Concentration - 33 hours

Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3) (Motivation)

SES 635 Exercise and Sports Psychology (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Select one of the following courses:

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 621 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 623 Advanced Neuromotor Kinesiology (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project option.

The following courses are recommended electives:

CH 530 Seminar in Health Promotion Strategies (3)

GERO 625 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3).

SES 680 Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy (3)

PSY 550 Cognitive Development (3)

PSY 627 Psychometrics (3)

PSY 664 Advanced Social Psychology (3)

SOC 563 Qualitative Methods (3)

SOC 532 Social Psychology and Group Dynamics (3)

SRM 680 Introduction to Qualitative Research (3)

Thesis Option (Elective Credit Hours, 6)

The Thesis option is in lieu of the professional research project option listed below.

Thesis hours may be included as elective hours within a student's program. The Thesis option requires the completion of an experimental research project (problem development, data collection and analysis, write-up, and defense).

Professional Research Project Option

The writing and presentation of a research project satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam.

Students must see an advisor to develop a program matrix and research project topic.

Sport Administration Emphasis

Required Emphasis Credits - 21 hours

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 560 Issues and Ethics in Sport Management (3)

SES 570 Program Management (3)

SES 576 Sport Promotion and Marketing (3)

SES 675 Management of Sports Facilities and Equipment (3)

SES 676 Sport Public Relations and Information Systems (3)

SES 688 Legal Aspects of Sport (3)

Elective Credits - 3-9 hours

Students are allowed 9 hours of electives in the master's program. After consulting with their advisor, students should select courses which contribute to their academic and career goals. The following courses are offered as a guide for elective course selection. Students should also review the Catalog for course options in their cognate areas.

ET 501 Introduction to Applications of Educational Technology (3)

ET 504 Instructional Materials Design (3)

SES 650 Financial Management for Sport Organizations (3)

SES 670 Sport and Higher Education (3)

SES 678 Event Development and Management (3)

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (1-6)

Thesis Option - 6 hours

The research and writing of a thesis is in lieu of taking the comprehensive examination. Thesis hours may be included as elective hours within a student's program. Contact the School of SES's Graduate Coordinator for additional information.

Note(s): SES 692 may be used for up to 6 hours of elective credit and is designed to assist students in gaining experience in the sport industry and/or to bridge the gap between theory and practice. To be eligible to register for SES 692, a student must have 1) a GPA of 3.0, 2) completed (or currently enrolled) five required courses, and 3) completed 20 graduate credits.

Sport Pedagogy Emphasis

Required Emphasis Credits - 12 hours

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 603 Professional Development Seminar (3)

SES 680 Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy (3)

SES 688 Legal Aspects of Sport (3)

Select One Concentration Area - 9 hours

1) Physical Education concentration requirements (9 hours)

SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy (3)

SES 614 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3)

SES 640 Curriculum in Physical Education (3)

2) Outdoor Education concentration requirements (9 hours)

SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy (3)

SES 628 Adventure Education (3)

SES 631 Outdoor Education (3)

3) Youth Development concentration requirements (9 hours)

SES 605 Youth Development and Physical Activity (3)

SES 606 Scholarship in Youth Development (3)

Select one of the following courses with advisor approval:

SES 614 Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3)

SES 628 Adventure Education (3)

Elective Credits - 12 hours

Select one course from a different concentration area (3)

Select one of the following options (6 hours)

  1. Thesis Option: This option requires the research and writing of a thesis. Thesis hours (SES 699) may be included as elective hours within a student's program.
  2. Professional Project Option: This option requires the development and presentation of a professional project and is in lieu of completing a thesis. SES 692, SES 622 and other graduate coursework may be included as elective hours within a student's program and used in this option.

Additional elective credits must have the approval of a program advisor (3)

Note(s): Students must also develop a program matrix under the supervision of an assigned program advisor.

Endorsement: By completing the Sport Pedagogy Emphasis: Physical Education Concentration, students fulfill the requirements for institutional recommendation for endorsement as a K-12 Physical Education teacher. Before such recommendation is made, however, students seeking endorsement must provide evidence of two or more years of teaching experience in elementary, middle or secondary school while holding a Type "A" teaching license or equivalent. (Contact the Colorado Department of Education for a complete list of requirements for endorsement.)


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