The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Teaching Specialization focuses on connecting theory of effective teaching processes and the practice of effective teaching in physical education. In addition to learning about appropriate teaching methods, students in the program will graduate with valuable experiences in the field.

Curriculum

Teaching Specialization Curriculum (PDF)

Specific targeted research areas of the program include school-based physical activity promotion, physical activity in after-school programs, and measurement in the areas of physical activity promotion.

Faculty

Aaron Beighle

Heather Erwin

Melinda Ickes

Steve Parker

Students will conduct research based on individual interest within the field and engage in hands-on learning with professors, undergraduate physical education teacher education students, and elementary/secondary students.

Job Opportunities

  • Teaching and research in higher education
  • Physical education teacher (Rank I and Rank II)
  • Intramural postitions
  • Athletic Director
  • YMCA
  • Park Districts

For more information on the Teaching Emphasis, contact Dr. Aaron Beighle (beighle@nulluky.edu) or Dr. Heather Erwin (herwi2@nullemail.uky.edu).