The Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science Master of Science with specializations in Physical Activity (PA) is designed to develop basic competence in physical education, national, and state standards, diversity issues, assessment, curriculum, leadership, and advocacy. The Adapted Physical Activity (APA) track is designed for professionals who have a background in Physical Education and are interested in learning more about working with students with disabilities, Pre-K – 12.
The KRS MS PA/APA program assists in the development of the knowledge and skills that may relate to achievement of outcomes leading to national certification (i.e., national board certification in teaching or nationally certified adapted physical educator) as well as becoming familiar with the literature and models for promoting, measuring, teaching, and conducting physical activity research across the lifespan.
Enrolled students in the PA or APA track will develop basic competence in reading and conducting research related to physical activity across the lifespan and for diverse groups. The program is comprised of 30 credits and typically takes two years to complete. A thesis, project option, or comprehensive exam is provided as a culminating degree requirement. Students will have opportunities to expand their knowledge through coursework in areas across the lifespan from early childhood to late adulthood. Areas of coursework outside of KRS may be in public health, educational psychology, and educational administration. Others may be available pending consent from a KRS advisor.