Health, Physical Education and Recreation, MA

School of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education

Vision Statement

The School of Health and Kinesiology (H&K's) graduate programs prepare students for careers in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, physical activity, and recreation. By fostering the development of evidence-based work, we train students to be lifelong learners who can perform leadership roles as educators, practitioners and researchers.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Ronald Bulbulian, Graduate Program Chair
Health and Kinesiology (H&K) 207
402-554-2573
rbulbulian@unomaha.edu

Program Email Address

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. All materials must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student has elected to begin coursework.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Statement of goals and rationale for entering graduate program (maximum of 300 words)

Degree Requirements

Concentrations
Student must select an area of concentration.36
Total Credits36

Exit Requirements

Comprehensive Examination

Concentrations

Health Behavior Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
Undergraduate deficiencies may include an undergraduate statistics course.
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
HED 8270INTERVENTIONS IN HEALTH EDUCATION3
HED 8400HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PLANNING3
HED 8600HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
HED 8750PROGRAM EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION3
HED 8950PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY3
HED 8450EPIDEMIOLOGY & PREVENTION OF DISEASE3
HED 8360COMMUNITY HEALTH3
Electives
Health Behavior Electives: Should be determined by the advisor and end in the following graduate course prefixes: COMM, COUN, GERO, HED, HPER, PA, PE, RLS, SOC.12
Unrelated field undergraduates select at least three of the following:
RESEARCH PROJECT
HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY
HEALTH EDUCATION PRACTICUM
Total Credits36

Physical Education Pedagogy Concentration

Undergraduate deficiencies may include:
MOTOR BEHAVIOR
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE
BIOMECHANICS
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Required Concentration Courses
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
PE 8040/9041ADVANCED STATISTICS3
PE 8240SPORT IN AMERICAN CULTURE3
PE 8280CURRICULUM IN PE3
PE 8370ANALYZING PE TCH & SPORT INST3
BMCH 8400/9401MOTOR LEARNING I3
Electives
Select from the following graduate course prefixes: HED, HPER, PE, RLS.18
Total Credits36

Physical Education Coaching Concentration

Undergraduate deficiencies may include:
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I
MOTOR BEHAVIOR
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE
BIOMECHANICS
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Required Concentration Courses
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
PE 8040/9041ADVANCED STATISTICS3
PE 8076OPTIMIZING SPORTS PERFORMANCE3
PE 8370ANALYZING PE TCH & SPORT INST3
BMCH 8400/9401MOTOR LEARNING I3
PE 8506BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF COACHING3
PE 8950/9951ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY3
Electives
Select from the following graduate course prefixes: HED, HPER, PE, RLS.15
Total Credits36

Exercise Science Concentration

Five areas of emphasis are offered: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development/Control, Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Undergraduate deficiencies may include:
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I
MOTOR BEHAVIOR
BIOMECHANICS
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Required Concentration Courses
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
PE 8040/9041ADVANCED STATISTICS3
Select one: (others may be taken as electives)3
MOTOR LEARNING I 1
MOTOR CONTROL I 1
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 1
BMCH 8450/9451ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS3
PE 8950/9951ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY3
PE 8700/9701PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3
Electives
Select from the following graduate course prefixes in chosen area of emphasis: HED, HPER, PE, CIP, COUN, MATH, PSYC.18
Total Credits36
1

BMCH 8400, BMCH 8410, BMCH 8420: one required; others may be used as electives. 

Physical Activity in Health Promotion Concentration

Undergraduate deficiencies may include:
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I
BIOMECHANICS
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
Required Concentration Courses
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
PE 8040/9041ADVANCED STATISTICS3
PE 8206PLANNING WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAM3
PE 8120CURRENT TOPICS IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT3
PE 8130/9131IMPLEMENTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
PE 8140/9141PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH RELATED RESEARCH3
PE 8700/9701PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3
HPER 8850/9851EXERCISE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS3
or HED 8600 HEALTH BEHAVIOR
Practical Experience
HPER 8100RESEARCH PROJECT3
Recommended Electives
Select 9 hours from the following (others require advisor approval):9
RESEARCH PROJECT
INTERVENTIONS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PLANNING
HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING
HEALTH BEHAVIOR
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY
PROGRAM EVALUATION AND INSTRUMENTATION
MOTOR LEARNING I
ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION & REHABILITATION
ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
TOPICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE
MOTOR LEARNING II
ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY II
PERSPECTIVES OF LEISURE EDUCATION
LEISURE, PLAY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
TOPICS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION
SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY
ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
HEALTH CARE POLICY
THE U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT
SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT
SEMINAR IN MARKETING
Total Credits36

Recreation Administration Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
HPER 8030/9031RESEARCH IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION3
RLS 8060PERSPECTIVES OF LEISURE EDUCATION3
RLS 8420LEISURE, PLAY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
RLS 8246RECREATION ADMINISTRATION3
RLS 8076CAMPUS RECREATION MANAGEMENT3
Electives
Select from the following graduate course prefixes: HPER, PA, PE, RLS, TED.21
Total Credits36