Kinesiology with a Concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology (MS) - Accelerated Online Program

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The Department of Health and Human Performance’s graduate program prepares graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of management, physical activity and wellness concepts. The program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student’s chosen area of study.

The health professions education and technology concentration will prepare graduates to lead and educate allied health, nursing, and medical professionals; public health practitioners; community health educators; health science educators and administrators. Graduates of the program will also help fulfill the need for qualified teaching faculty in the medical and allied health professions at all levels of professional preparation.

This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program in Kinesiology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  3. Two letters of recommendation or reference checklists
  4. Statement of purpose in pursuing degree
  5. Resume

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

If an applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0 but has a GPA of at least 2.5, a personal interview is required for consideration of conditional admission.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 18 Hours

KINE 6310History and Philosophy of Kinesiology


KINE 6315Research Methods


KINE 6375Ethics in Sport


KINE 6365Legal Issues in Sport


KINE 6340Curriculum Construction


KINE 6360Organizations and Administration of Sport Programs


Health Profession and Education Technology Concentration - 18 hours

HLTH 6300Theory and Practice of Health Science Education


HLTH 6301Health Science Curriculum and Design


HLTH 6305Health Professions Student Mentorship and Leadership Development


HLTH 6303Teaching Health Science Technology


HLTH 6302Health Science Program Evaluation


HLTH 6304Advanced Technology Applications in Health Professions


Total Credit Hours: 36