COEHD to Offer New Online Programs, Kinesiology and Reading

| Published: July 28, 2016

COEHD to Offer New Online Programs, Kinesiology and Reading

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two new online programs have been added in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the upcoming 2016 fall semester. Students will have the opportunity to take either the Master of Science in Kinesiology or Master of Science in Reading entirely online. 

Set to launch in August, the Master of Science in Kinesiology is the same degree that is currently delivered face-to-face, but is now available online. This program prepares professionals in the multi-faceted disciplines of sport and exercise science. These include biomechanics, exercise physiology, leadership/management of sport, motor performance, nutrition, assessment of sport performance, sport psychology, and strength & conditioning. Students who enroll can expect to increase their higher-level knowledge, specialized proficiencies, and the development of independent creativity. This program adheres to the standards of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified as an educationally recognized graduate Program. The deadline to apply for the Master of Science in Kinesiology online program for fall 2016 is Friday, Aug. 19.

“These online options are extremely helpful for students who are balancing education with work and family because they offer flexible scheduling,” said Dr. Frank Spaniol, Professor of Kinesiology.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's state-of-the-art Island Hall includes a biomechanics lab, motor development lab, exercise physiology lab, and athletic training center, providing some of the top technology available anywhere for sport and exercise science research.

The Master of Science in Reading online program is set to launch in October and will provide online students with same courses that are currently delivered face-to-face. With this program students can earn a master's degree with the option of applying coursework to two additional certifications: Reading Specialist and/or Master Reading Teacher. The Master of Science in Reading prepares graduates to have a deep knowledge of the reading and literacy processes, use theory, research and current best practices to ensure and enhance their students’ learning. In addition, students conduct research to analyze and evaluate potential changes to reading curriculum and practice. The program adheres to the International Literacy Association’s 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals. The deadline to apply for the Master of Science in Reading online program for fall 2016 is Wednesday, Aug. 10.

“One of the biggest advantages of online learning is the ability to continue working while earning a degree,” said Dr. Corinne Valadez, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Curriculum and Instruction in the COEHD. “This gives students the opportunity to literally put what they learn to work, and immediately apply the lessons they learn to their jobs.”

For more information, visit https://gradschool.tamucc.edu/degrees/coehd.html.