Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Health Promotion Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Health Promotion

Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Health Promotion

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Welcome to the University of Kentucky’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs; please take time to explore our web site. You will gain information about faculty and staff, course descriptions and syllabi, graduate program options, graduate program application materials, graduate assistantships and information about our various laboratories. We have a thriving graduate program with 12 graduate faculty members within the Department and well over 100 graduate students presently enrolled. Our program allows students to explore specific career options within a small classroom environment which fosters personal and individual attention. The Department places the highest value on ethics, professionalism and interdisciplinary work. The University seeks to gain top 20 statuses, and our graduate programs are dynamic and competitive with other programs throughout the nation. Our goal is to enable all graduate students to become successful in their academic and professional career. We believe that health promotion is a process that enables individuals, groups, and communities to become empowered to take control of their health. This process involves health education as well as the many ecological supports of health. Health Promotion Curriculum The M.S. degree with a specialization in Health Promotion familiarizes students with the underpinnings of health promotion. Courses place an emphasis on prevention and areas such as worksite health promotion, college health promotion, and applied current research. Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings such as worksites, schools, health departments, health/wellness related businesses, and colleges and universities. The program is designed to enable students to demonstrate the areas of responsibility and competencies based on A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2010, making them eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. For those students interested in school health education, students who have a Rank II can pursue Rank I advanced teacher certification. Our Health Promotion specialization offers students the choice between the Thesis Option (24 hours of course work, 6 hours thesis) and Course Work Option (30 hours of approved course work). Students in our M.S. program complete a core of 15-18 hours of required health promotion and research related courses within the KHP Department and College. Students complete an additional 6-15 hours of elective course work (depending upon thesis option or course work option) that may be selected from within the KHP Department; other departments in the College of Education; College of Medicine; College of Health Sciences; College of Public Health; College of Nursing; College of Social Work; College of Communications and Information Studies; plus many more.