This specialization in Cultural Studies of Sport and Physical Activity is directed toward students who possess a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Sports Studies, Communications, English, Sociology, Women’s Studies, African-American Studies, Political Science, or other related fields and are interested in earning a Master’s degree for the purpose of: 1) pursuing future study in a doctoral program in either the sociology of sport, cultural studies of sport and physical activity, sport management, sport studies or cultural kinesiology, or 2) working in non-profit organizations and advocacy groups dedicated to improving the lives of all people (or specific historically marginalized populations) through sport, physical activity and other health and fitness oriented organizations.
The URI Kinesiology Master’s curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the multiple forces and conditions – from the global to the cellular – which influence how and why humans move their bodies in the ways that they do, particularly for those movements we define as physical activity, sport, play, games, and fitness. The Cultural Studies specialization within the Kinesiology Master’s degree specifically focuses academic inquiry into the social, cultural, political, and ethical aspects of human movement with an ultimate, pragmatic goal of actively promoting, constructing, and transforming sport and physical activity in ways that minimize (or eliminate) social inequalities while promoting social justice.
Core Kinesiology Courses (11 credits)
* It is recommended that students in Cultural Studies select KIN 515
Research Courses (select 6 to 9 credits)
* Students taking KIN 591 Special Problems must also complete the comprehensive
Required Courses (6 credits)
Recommended Electives (select 6-9 credits)
* Choice of electives must be approved by major professor
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.