MA in Kinesiology

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With a Course of Study in APA

The MA program consists of 30 units including a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam. Students who intend to go on to doctoral programs are highly encouraged to complete a thesis.

There are two primary courses of study for the Master's Program in Kinesiology with an emphasis in APA.

The Adapted Physical Education and Pedagogy course of study is designed for individuals who want to learn about teaching, learning, and curriculum as it relates to individuals with disabilities in the public schools.

The Adapted Physical Activity and Exercise Physiology course of study is designed for individuals whose interest is in working primarily with adults with disabilities, such as in community college settings or community-based adult exercise programs.

The APE coursework combines well with studies in Pedagogy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and other Kinesiology disciplines.  You and your graduate advisory committee can design your master's program to meet your specific professional goals.

New Grant Available for APE Students

The CSU, Chico Adapted Physical Education Program is pleased to announce the availability grant funding to enable California teachers to become certified to teach Adapted Physical Education.  Students pursuing the APE Specialist Authorization, or the fifteen units of APE Master’s courses required to teach at the community college level, may apply for this program.  Visit APE TRACK Grant to read complete details and requirements about the APE TRACK Grant.

Overview of Total Requirements
Thesis/Project Units Comprehensive Examination Units
Core requirements 9.0 Core requirements 9.0
Course electives 15.0 Course electives 21.0
Thesis / Project 6.0 Comprehensive Examination n / a
Total 30.0 Total 30.0

Curriculum

3 Courses Required:

Summary of Academic Requirements
Program Requirement Units Term
KINE 600 Seminar in Physical Education 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 601 Statistical Methods in Kinesiology Research 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 602 Research Design in Kinesiology 3.0 Fall / Spring
Total 9.0  

MA in Kinesiology with a Course of Study in APE and Pedagogy

This MA program is designed for individuals who would like to focus on instruction for children with disabilities. Course content focuses on sound teaching practices, curriculum and instruction, as well as disability. Many individuals in this area are concurrently obtaining an Adapted Physical Education Authorization to teach in the public schools. Course selection will be determined with the individual's graduate advisor.  

Summary of APE and Pedagogy Track Options
Possible Electives Units Term
KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 513 Programming for Individuals with Physical and Neurological Disabilities 3.0 Spring
KINE 514 Programming for Individuals with Mental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities 3.0 Fall
KINE 515 Collaboration in Adapted Physical Education
3.0 Spring
KINE 516 Motor Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities 3.0 Fall
KINE 617 Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Education 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 621 Research on Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 622 Adapted Program Implementation 3.0 Spring
SPED 563 Collaboration in Education and the Helping Professions
2.0 Fall / Spring
SPED 565 Behavior Management 2.0 Fall
SPED 570 Home/School/Community Relations in General and Special Education 2.0 Spring
CD 551 Staff-Parent-Child Relations
3.0 Spring

MA in Kinesiology with a Course of Study in APA and Exercise Physiology

This MA program is designed for individuals who would like to focus on instruction for adult populations with disabilities. Individuals in this program may be interested in adult recreational programs or teaching and coordinating programs at the community college level.  

Summary of APA and Exercise Physiology Options
Possible Electives Units Term
KINE 617 Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Education 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 598 Special Topics 1.0–3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 605 Sociological and Cultural Perspectives in Physical Education 3.0 Spring
KINE 622 Adapted Program Implementation 3.0 Fall
KINE 612 Sport and Exercise Facility Management 3.0 Spring
KINE 678 Exercise and Aging 3.0 Fall / Spring
KINE 681 Exercise Management - Chronic Disease and Disabilities 3.0 Inquire
KINE 682 Exercise Cardiology 3.0 Inquire

KINE Course Descriptions

SPED Course Descriptions

Child Development Course Descriptions