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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology and Physical Education


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Teaching/Coaching Concentration

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A grade of B- or higher in EHD 201, EHD 203, EDT 400,KPE 262 and KPE 367 is required.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: In order to be admitted to teacher candidacy and upper level KPE courses, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 2.7 in KPE coursework.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: 12 credits STT 499 for students in the Teaching Option; 3 credits of EDG 499 for students in the non-teaching option.

Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: advisingcenter@maine.edu


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Exercise Science (Administration)

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: All courses in the minor must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Students must declare a business minor. In order to declare it, students must have a cumulative average of 2.5

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: KPE 427

Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: advisingcenter@maine.edu


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Exercise Science (Science)

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Admission to advanced standing (Junior year) and acceptance for final internship requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: KPE 427

Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: advisingcenter@maine.edu


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Exercise Science (Innovation Engineering)

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Students must declare the Innovation Engineering Minor.  All courses within the minor must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.9

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: KPE 427

Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: advisingcenter@maine.edu


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Exercise Science (Outdoor Sports Science)

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Students must declare the Outdoor Education minor.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: KPE 427

Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: advisingcenter@maine.edu


Students in the Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) programs pursue Teacher Certification or Exercise Science.  Each career preparation path leads to a thorough physiological, mechanical and developmental understanding of human health and physical performance.  Upon graduation, students become teachers, coaches, fitness specialists/administrators, athletic trainers or pursue advanced degrees in allied health fields such as: physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physician or physician’s assistant.

Students in KPE use state-of-the-art metabolic and biomechanical analysis systems to develop their understanding of human work capacity and movement.  They practice with the latest applications and modalities for injury evaluation and rehabilitation. In a number of applied settings, students work a wide variety of age groups and physical abilities gaining valuable “hands on” experience. 

Teacher Certification
Teacher Certification emphasizes putting theory into practice. Even before they begin student teaching, students are active participants in K-12 physical education programs. In learning effective strategies, students teach individual and small group lessons, videotape their sessions, and receive individual analysis and feedback from faculty and peers.  This degree program is approved by the Maine Department of Education and accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Exercise Science

Within our Exercise Science program there are four concentration areas:

Sciences Option: The laboratory science-based option prepares students for post-graduate programs in allied health. Graduates from this option go on to attend schools of medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or other medically-based programs of study. This concentration requires an additional 12-15 hours, beyond the major requirements, of laboratory sciences. Within the concentration area some lab science hours may be substituted with specific 300-500 level KPE courses upon permission.

Business Management Option: Students graduate with an academic minor in Business. They are prepared for careers in allied health as well as the private health/fitness industry, with an emphasis on operational management.
Students seeking careers in the field of outdoor recreation can graduate from our Exercise Science program with an academic minor in outdoor education.

Outdoor Sports Science Option: Along with this degree, students earn no less than four national certifications including Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This curriculum choice also prepares students to sit for the rigorous Maine Guide exam for Recreation offered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

Innovation Engineering Option: This program allows students to create, communicate, and realize/commercialize unique ides in the field of exercise science. The objective is to give students the tools and confidence needed to create their own opportunities, and to lead within their careers.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Kinesiology and Physical Education - Teacher Certification


During their third year of study students are admitted to candidacy in the Teacher Preparation Program by successfully submitting an e-folio which includes documentation of one school experience, an essay addressing a topic in education, verification of technology competence, and a transcript, which indicates a 2.75 grade point average and completion of the PRAXIS I examination.  NOTE: As a State of Maine approved program, we will adhere to state certification requirements and adapt our program to meet changing state regulations.  For example, students are now required to pass PRAXIS II prior to student teaching. 

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Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Kinesiology and Physical Education - Exercise Science (Administration Option)


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Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.S. in Kinesiology and Physical Education - Exercise Science (Sciences Option)


The following courses may be used to fulfill the additional 12-15 hours of laboratory sciences required for those looking towards post-graduate programs in allied health as part of the Exercise Science Option.

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