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

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

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

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. The Sport Leadership specialization in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky focuses on preparing leaders in all sport related fields. Our aim is to help sport leadership master’s students develop the knowledge and skills to be more effective practitioners and researchers in the field of leadership. Sport Leadership Curriculum The specialization in Sport Leadership in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is designed to enhance leadership and administrative skills for those who work in a variety of leadership settings. The specialization will benefit professionals who work in areas such as sport administration (scholastic and collegiate), sport management, coaching, community and youth sports, and recreation (commercial and municipal). While the emphasis allows for opportunities to take coursework in business, its primary focus is on training leaders, supervisors, and administrators who recognize the need for a wide variety of skills as applied to leadership. The sport leadership specialization offers students the choice between the Thesis Option (24 hours of approved course work, 6 hours thesis plus oral thesis defense) and a Course Work Option (30 hours of approved course work, written exams, and an oral exam). There are 6 hours of research and statistics classes and 12 hours of core classes that are required. Beyond that, the student will choose electives in consultation with the advisor. Even though possible electives are listed for each separate emphasis, it may be permissible to take electives from any of the three areas of specialization listed under Teaching, Coaching, and Sport Leadership. Design of the program MUST be done in conjunction with the advisor. Students choosing the thesis option are required to discuss specific thesis topics and related course recommendations with their advisor. Choosing the proper courses will ensure that students have the skills needed to complete the thesis in a timely manner