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Certificate in Sport and Human Performance
Rebecca Woodard, Program Director
McDonald Arena, Room 116B; Phone: 417-836-5690
MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education. Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.
The Sport and Human Performance Certificate is a 12-hour program that includes four 3-credit courses (3 required and 1 elective). It is designed to provide preparation and additional credentials for career placement in various related fields such as, but not limited to: exercise practitioner, research scientist, teaching in educational or clinical settings (i.e. biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, strength and conditioning, etc.)
- A Bachelor's degree in kinesiology, exercise science, health, physical education, or related field from an accredited university.
- Letter of intent which must include: (a) career goals, (b) research experience, (c) research interests.
- Professional curriculum vitae or resume.
- All additional admission requirements established by Missouri State University and the Graduate College.
Certificate Course Requirements (12 hrs)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|KIN 755||Fitness as Preventative Medicine||3 hrs|
|KIN 760||Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement||3 hrs|
|KIN 762||Applied Exercise Physiology||3 hrs|
|Choose three hours from the following:||3 hrs|
|KIN 650||Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals|
|KIN 667||Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult|
|KIN 668||Adapted Physical Education|
|KIN 669||Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques|
|KIN 682||Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals|
|KIN 733||Current Problems in Sports Administration|
|KIN 735||Administration of School P.E. and Athletic Programs|
|KIN 737||Curriculum Designs for Physical Education|
|KIN 759||Contemporary Health Problems|
|KIN 780||Legal Aspects in Sports, P.E., and Wellness Programs|
|KIN 781||Contemporary Issues in Physical Education|
|KIN 797||Graduate Seminar|
Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for completion of the program.