This specialization in the Psychosocial/Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity is directed toward students who possess a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Psychology, Public Health, 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 the psychology of exercise/physical activity, or 2) working for organizations with an interest in the promotion of regular physical activity (including corporations and government agencies).
Generally, 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 are physically activity. Specifically, the specialization in the Psychosocial/Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity within the Kinesiology Master’s degree focuses academic inquiry into the understanding of physical activity behavior. This perspective includes knowledge of the physiologic foundations of the behavior, its role and manifestations in society in various forms, and a focus on the patterns, determinants, and physical and psychological outcomes of physical activity participation, as well as an understanding of theoretically guided interventions to promote regular physical activity. Students take numerous foundational, required, courses, but have the flexibility to tailor their additional coursework towards career goals.
Core Kinesiology Courses (11 credits)
* It is recommended that students in the Psychosocial/Behavioral Aspects program 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)
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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.