Alabama A M Kinesiology
The mission of the Alabama A&M University Kinesiology Program is to produce graduates who are prepared for a broad range of careers including but not limited to physical education teaching, the fitness/wellness industry, and human performance enhancement, by supplying them with a broad-based kinesiology curriculum.
Graduates from this program will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of human movement, including body mechanics and their functions relative to physical activity and sport.
Demonstrate knowledge of principles associated with managing physical activity and sport programs.
Demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology and basic principles governing the legal ramifications of professional duties and responsibilities in the field of physical activity and sport.
Demonstrate an ability to critique research, analyze its quality, synthesize it, and develop a proposal based on the body of relevant literature concerning problems in Kinesiology (the Sport Sciences and Physical Education).
Demonstrate knowledge of various subject areas that fall under the umbrella of Kinesiology (the Sport Sciences and Physical Education).
Master of Science in Kinesiology Progam Options
Traditional Class A Physical Education Path
This option is available to individuals who earned a Physical Education teaching degree who are certified to teach P-12 Physical Education.
Alternative Class A Physical Education Path
This option is available to individuals who have earned a college degree, not in Physical Education teaching and who are not certified to teach P-12 Physical Education.
Applied Sport Science Path
This is available to individuals seeking a non-teaching option and includes a common core of courses that are common across all 3 Kinesiology options. This permits students to take several “elective” courses that will lead to a well-rounded professional. Courses are sub-categorized and it is recommended that students take courses in the following manner: Sport Social Sciences (Choose any 2); Sport Physical Sciences (Choose any 3); and, Sport Pedagogy (Choose any 2). Thus, Applied Sport Science path is a multi-disciplinary option that captures and communicates application of professional knowledge and skills necessary for many careers or positions outside the school teaching environment (e.g., fitness, wellness, personal training, strength & conditioning, sport coaching, parks and recreation, etc.).