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					                    THE KINESIOLOGY BULLETIN
                                       Revised as of September 2001
                                Statement of Program Requirements
        The September 2001 Bulletin sets forth the degree requirements for students enrolled in the 2001-2002 academic
year. Students, please note that you have the following options:
            You may choose to comply with the degree requirements detailed in the Bulletin that is published the first
            semester of your academic year; or,
            You may choose to comply with the degree requirements that are published at the time of your graduation.
        Readmitted Students: If you have been readmitted to a Kinesiology program, you must verify the requirements for your
degree with the Office of Student Services. You should make an appointment with your student advisor as soon as possible.
        An Important Note to all Students: You are responsible for understanding and meeting the degree requirements.
If you have questions, please make an appointment with your student advisor in the Office of Student Services.

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                                              I. Introduction
                                                  pages 1-3
                                          II. Kinesiology Faculty
                                                  pages 4-5
                                       III. Undergraduate Studies
                                                  pages 6-8
                               IV. The Athletic Training Education Program
                                                 pages 9-10
                            V. The Movement Science Undergraduate Program
                                                pages 11-12
                            VI. The Physical Education Undergraduate Program
                                                pages 13-16
                  VII. The Sports Management & Communication Undergraduate Program
                                                pages 16-17
                          VIII. Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures
                                                pages 18-23
                   IX. Undergraduate Admission, Registration, and General Information
                                                pages 24-28
                                           X. Graduate Studies
                                                   page 29
                                  XI. The Master’s Degree in Kinesiology
                                                 page 30-32
                                  XII. The Ph.D. Program in Kinesiology
                                                 page 33-38
                             XIII. Graduate Program Policies and Procedures
                                                 page 39-42

UM Division of Kinesiology              401 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214        
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                                                               biomechanics, exercise and nutrition, motor learning
Introduction                                                   and development and psychology. Students also
                                                               complete general electives in humanities, natural
                                                               science and social science. The Movement Science
The modern study of Kinesiology bears little                   specialization leads to careers in such areas as cardiac
resemblance to the beginnings of the field over a              rehabilitation, corporate wellness programs and
hundred years ago. Modern kinesiologists study a               biomedical research. Movement Science also
wide variety of biological and social science concepts         provides a solid foundation for the Master’s Degree
as they apply to the causes and consequences of                in Kinesiology or other graduate programs, including
human movement.                                                occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medical
The study of movement might involve the study of
biochemistry, psychology, neurophysiology,                     The Physical Education specialization leads to a
sociology, dynamic systems of movement, business               bachelor of science (B.S.) degree with K-12 teacher
and marketing concepts, or the mechanics of motion.            certification, preparing students for positions in
                                                               teaching and coaching. The curriculum includes
While physical education, our historical beginning,
                                                               biomechanics, motor learning, tests and
concentrated on the movement of school-age students
                                                               measurements in physical education, applied human
and athletes, modern Kinesiology studies and
                                                               anatomy and physiology, teaching methods, and skill
intervenes in the lives of people from birth to old age.
                                                               courses. Students complete 12 credits each of
                                                               humanities, natural science and social science, along
The Academic Programs                                          with School of Education required courses such as
Kinesiology students complete a minimum of 120                 Educational Psychology and Education in a
credit hours, with over half of the credits from               Multicultural Society. The program culminates in a
offerings outside of Kinesiology. Students receiving           directed teaching experience.
teacher certification earn 130 credit hours. Students
who do not declare a major upon admission are                  Sports Management and Communication,
encouraged to do so by the end of the second year.             leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, includes
The Division’s four programs of study are: Athletic            courses in sports administration, facility planning and
Training, Movement Science, Physical Education,                management, sport business, sports and the media,
and Sports Management and Communication.                       legal aspects of sports administration, along with
                                                               general electives in humanities, natural science and
Athletic Training, leading to a bachelor of science            social science. It may lead to a career in facility
(B.S.) degree, includes courses in the clinical                management, sport marketing, sports broadcasting or
evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention and care of         recreation program management. The Sports
athletic injuries. Students take anatomy and                   Management and Communication undergraduate
physiology, therapeutic modalities, and various                program provides a foundation for graduate studies in
courses related to health, nutrition, exercise and             Sport Management, as well as business or law school.
rehabilitation. A comprehensive clinical experience
(minimum 1500 hours) working with several of U-                The Faculty
M’s 23 varsity sport teams, rounds out the academic
                                                               Kinesiology employs approximately 25 full-time and
program. This meets the requirements for taking the
                                                               a number of part-time faculty, many of whom are
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) exam
                                                               nationally known leaders in their field. Kinesiology
after graduation. Admission to Athletic Training is
                                                               students are assigned a faculty advisor in their major,
selective. Students begin the admissions process in
                                                               but are also encouraged to get acquainted with
the second term of their first year by electing AT 260.
                                                               faculty who share their professional interests. Faculty
Certified athletic trainers work with teams at the high        teaching and research interests include:
school and college level, in major and minor league
sports, in business and industry, and in sports
                                                                        Motor control
medicine clinics.
                                                                        Youth fitness
Movement Science, leading to a bachelor of                              Athletic training
science (B.S.) degree, focuses on the body                              Sport psychology
mechanisms that regulate movement from a                                Worksite wellness
physiological, biomechanical and motor control                          HIV/AIDS education
perspective. The curriculum combines courses in                         Prevention of heart disease
anatomy, mathematics, physics, exercise physiology,                     Media images of athletes

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         Exercise, nutrition and weight control              consults with outside media organizations. The Paul
         Exercise motivation and adherence                   Robeson Research Center for Academic and
         Motor development in infants                        Athletic Prowess, directed by Dr. Harrison, is
         Limb movement and postural control                  dedicated to the memory of Paul Robeson, an
         Physical education teaching methods                 iconoclast scholar and athlete born April 9, 1898. The
         Legal aspects of sports administration              center was created to challenge the current paradigm
         Societal issues related to race, culture and        in the African American community that scholarship
         sports                                              and sporting achievement must be separate. Dr. Borsa
         Neuroendocrine control of exercise and              directs the Shoulder Kinematics Laboratory.
         growth                                              Research in the Movement Dynamics Laboratory,
                                                             directed by Dr. Gross, focuses on the interaction
Many faculty are involved in collaborative research
                                                             between the mechanical characteristics of the
projects with colleagues in the Medical School, the
                                                             musculoskeletal system and movement coordination.
Business School, the College of Engineering, the
                                                             The Human Neuromechanics Laboratory, directed
School of Nursing, the Institute of Gerontology, the
                                                             by Dr. Ferris, focuses on how the nervous and
School of Public Health, the School of Education,
                                                             musculoskeletal systems interact to produce
and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
                                                             coordinated movement.
They are active in a wide range of state, national and
international professional organizations.                    Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty
                                                             members and explore opportunities for research
Research Laboratories                                        collaboration and independent study.
Several Kinesiology faculty members direct
laboratories that offer undergraduate and graduate           The Office of Student Services
students an opportunity to gain research experience:         The Office of Student Services (OSS) offers students
The Exercise Endocrinology Laboratory, directed              a full range of services including admissions
by Dr. Borer, offers laboratory and clinical                 assistance, orientation, course selection, and advising
experiences to students interested in the interactions       and counseling around academic issues. Counselors
                                                             also provide information and assistance with
of exercise and nutrition and on the effects of
exercise on energy regulation and hormone secretion          nonacademic matters such as residency requirements,
in humans. The Laboratory of Molecular                       housing and financial aid. OSS has primary
                                                             responsibility for orientation and commencement,
Kinesiology, directed by Dr. Boluyt, conducts studies
of the effects of exercise on the heart employing the        and acts as a clearinghouse for information about
techniques of Molecular Biology. Dr. Horowitz                University policies and procedures.
directs the Substrate Metabolism Laboratory.                 Career counseling is an important part of
Directed by Dr. Brown, the Motor Control                     Kinesiology’s commitment to its students. The
Laboratory focuses on sensorimotor control of                Career Resource Center houses information on both
upper limb movements across the life span and in a           jobs and internships offered by schools, hospitals,
variety of movement disorder conditions. The                 corporations and other organizations. An intern may
mission of the Health Management Research                    earn credit, stipend, salary or all of these depending
Center, directed by Dr. D.W. Edington, is to study           upon arrangements with the employer and the Office
life-style behaviors and how they influence one’s            of Student Services. Some internships lead to full-
health, quality of life, vitality and health care            time job offers after graduation.
utilization throughout a lifetime. The Center for
Motor Behavior in Down Syndrome is directed by               The Office of Student Services is adjacent to the
Dr. Beverly Ulrich, Dr. Dale Ulrich, and Dr. Rosa            Kinesiology reception area in 3745. Counselors are
Angulo-Kinzler and describes complexity as the               available by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
dynamic interactions of biological and psychological
factors that contribute to the overall quality of the        U-Move
individual’s motor behavior. As the Center learns            Historically, physical education classes were part of
more about the relevant factors that may alter               the University of Michigan’s graduation requirement.
behavior, this information is used to design and test        When the University dropped this requirement in
interventions to improve the quality of functioning in       1970, the elective PHYSED classes were reorganized
people with Down syndrome. The Media Research                as the program now called U-Move. Each term U-
Lab, directed by Dr. Watkins, provides students with         Move offers a large selection of noncredit exercise,
sport video production experience, performs market           fitness and sports skill classes for students, faculty,
analysis for sport and media industries, and often           staff and the community at the Central Campus

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Recreation Building and other locations. Classes            who demonstrate professional promise as well as
typically include aerobics, swimming, water safety,         financial need.
ballroom dancing, kick-boxing, strength training, Tae
Kwan Do, tennis and yoga.                                   Professor Emeritus Ruth W. Harris initiated the Ruth
                                                            W. Harris Merit Award upon her retirement in
Physical Education majors have an opportunity to            1986 to recognize and financially assist outstanding
gain teaching and classroom management experience           doctoral-level graduate students.
by teaching U-Move classes or in Kinesiology’s
summer day camp program, KidSport. Further                  The Stephen J. Galetti Award honors the first
information about U-Move classes and enrollment             Chair of Kinesiology’s Department of Sports
fees is available in room 1271 CCRB.                        Management and Communication who retired in
                                                            1988. It is presented to a first- or second-year student
Development, Communications                                 who shows exceptional industriousness and potential.

and Alumni Relations                                        The Phyllis Ocker Scholarship is named for
                                                            Assistant Professor Phyllis Ocker, Associate Director
Through its Annual Giving and Major Gifts                   of Athletics for Women, 1978-90. It is presented to a
programs, Kinesiology raises money for such                 female varsity athlete in Sports Management and
initiatives as pilot research projects, classroom           Communication or Physical Education who has
technology and student financial aid. The 21st              distinguished herself in academics and athletics.
Century Board, a group of Kinesiology parents and
alumni, supports and guides these efforts. An Honor         The Laurie Campbell Award is presented to an
Roll of donors is published annually in Kinesiology’s       outstanding woman majoring in Physical Education.
Movement magazine. Movement is distributed free to          It was established by former students of Dr.
all Kinesiology students, parents and alumni as well        Campbell, who taught in the Department of Physical
as other U-M departments.                                   Education for Women from 1929-59, in honor of her
                                                            100th birthday July 18, 1994.
The Kinesiology Alumni Society was chartered in
1992 to support Kinesiology in its fund-raising             The Stan Kemp Scholarship was established in
efforts, to serve as a network for graduates, and to        1994 by friends of the late Stanley S. Kemp, BS ’67,
promote the professional and educational                    football official and business and civic leader. It is
advancement of the field. All former students in            designated for an undergraduate who displays Mr.
Physical Education/Kinesiology are viewed as                Kemp’s dedication, integrity and idealism. Five
Alumni Society members. There are no dues. Each             $1000 scholarships have been presented each year
year the KAS board hosts the Alumni Reunion in the          since the endowment was established.
fall and the Honors Brunch in March, and presents
the Kinesiology Alumni Achievement Awards.                  The Phebe Martha Scott Achievement Award
                                                            was established in 1996 by Virginia Crafts, a physical
Kinesiology Awards                                          education teacher and administrator at Illinois State
                                                            University, in honor of her friend and colleague,
The following Kinesiology awards, listed                    Phebe Martha Scott, a 1944 Physical Education
chronologically by year of establishment are named          graduate. Phebe Scott was coordinator of teacher
in honor of notable former faculty and Kinesiology          education and a member of the graduate faculty at
graduates. Recipients are chosen by an awards               Ohio State University and professor and department
committee and recognized at the Honors Brunch and           chair at Illinois State University. She retired in 1987.
Spring Commencement. In addition, students select
an annual Teaching Excellence Award recipient.
The Paul A. Hunsicker Memorial Award honors
the memory of Professor Paul Hunsicker, Chair of the
Department of Physical Education for Men, 1958-70
and Director of the Department of Physical
Education, 1970-76. The award recognizes graduate
and undergraduate students who have demonstrated
superior scholarship and professional zeal and
Lucile M. Swift, BS ‘39, created the Lucile M.
Swift Honor Award to financially assist an
undergraduate and a graduate student in Kinesiology

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                                                             Associate Professor, Physical Education; Director,
Kinesiology Faculty                                          Fitness for Youth.
                                                             David Moore, B.A., University of the West Indies;
                                                             M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D.,
Rosa M. Angulo-Kinzler, B.S., University of                  Indiana University, Bloomington. Associate
Barcelona; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University.                  Professor, Sports Management and Communication.
Assistant Professor, Movement Science; Assistant
                                                             Timothy M. Murphy, B.S., University of Michigan;
Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and
                                                             M.A., Western Michigan University, Athletic Training.
                                                             Beverly D. Ulrich, B.S., East Stroudsburg
Marvin O. Boluyt, B.S., Grand Valley State
                                                             University; M.Ed., West Chester University; Ph.D.,
University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan.
                                                             Michigan State University. Professor, Movement
Assistant Professor, Movement Science.
                                                             Science, and Dean of Kinesiology; Research Scientist,
Katarina T. Borer, B.A., Ph.D., University of                Center for Human Growth and Development.
Pennsylvania. Professor, Movement Science.                   Dale A. Ulrich, B.S., M.S., West Chester University
Paul Borsa, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of                 of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Pittsburgh. Assistant Professor, Program Director,           Associate Professor, Movement Science and Physical
Athletic Training.                                           Education.
Susan H. Brown, B. S., Acadia University; M.S.,              Patricia Van Volkinburg, B.S., Western Michigan
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario. Associate              University; M.S., University of Michigan. Clinical
Professor, Movement Science; Associate Dean for              Assistant Professor, Physical Education; Academic
Research; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor.                       Programs Coordinator; Lecturer, School of Education.
Dee W. Edington, B.S., Michigan State University;            Bruce A. Watkins, B.A., St. Cloud State
M.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., Michigan State        University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.
University. Professor, Movement Science; Research            Associate Professor, Sports Management and
Scientist, School of Public Health; Director, Health         Communication; Chair of the Graduate Committee.
Management Research Center.                                  Kerry E. B. Winkelseth, B.S., M.S., University of
Dan Ferris, B.S. University of Central Florida;              Michigan. Instructor, Physical Education; Director,
M.S., University of Miami; Ph.D., University of              KidSport, U Move Fitness and U-Meet the Athlete.
California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor, Movement          Richard Wolfe, B.A., Sir George Williams
Science; Assistant Professor, Biomedical                     University; M.S. Pennsylvania State University,
Engineering.                                                 University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of
Thomas R. George, B.A., Northeastern State                   Michigan. Associate Professor, Sports Management
University; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., Michigan          and Communication.
State University. Clinical Assistant Professor, Sports
Management and Communication.                                Emeritus Faculty
Melissa Gross, B.A., University of Colorado;                 Donald B. Canham, B.S., M.A., University of
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.          Michigan. Professor Emeritus of Sports Management
Associate Professor, Movement Science; Assistant             and Communication.
Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology.                Joan E. Farrell, B.A., Lawrence University; M.S.,
C. Keith Harrison, B.S., West Texas State                    Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.
University; M.A., California State University at             Associate Professor Emerita of Kinesiology.
Dominquez Hills; Ed.D., University of Southern               Stephen J. Galetti, B.S., Bowling Green State
California. Assistant Professor, Sports Management           University; M.A., University of Michigan. Associate
and Communication.                                           Professor Emeritus of Sports Management and
Jeff Horowitz, B.S., University of Iowa; M.A.,               Communication.
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Assistant              Rodney J. Grambeau, B.S., Eastern Michigan
Professor, Movement Science.                                 University, M.A., Ed.D., University of Michigan.
Victor L. Katch, B.A., California State University,          Professor Emeritus of Sports Management and
Northridge; M.A., Ed.D., University of California-           Communication.
Berkeley. Professor, Movement Science.                       Joyce I. Lindeman, B.S., Eastern Michigan
Charles T. Kuntzleman, B.A., Muhlenberg                      University; M.A., University of Michigan. Associate
College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Temple University. Adjunct            Professor Emerita of Physical Education.

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Ruth W. Harris, A.B., Brown University, M.S.,
Wellesley College; Ph.D., New York University.
Professor Emerita of Kinesiology.
Newton C. Loken, B.S., University of Minnesota,
M.A., Ed.D., University of Michigan. Professor
Emeritus of Kinesiology.
Phyllis M. Ocker, B.S., University of Washington;
M.S., Smith College. Assistant Professor Emerita of
Sports Management and Communication.
Guy G. Reiff, B.S., University of Southern
California; M.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D.,
University of Michigan. Professor Emeritus of
Movement Science.
Glenn E. Schembechler, B.S., Miami University;
M.S., Ohio State University. Assistant Professor
Emeritus of Sports Management and Communication.
Kenneth G. Simmons, B.S., Michigan State
University; M.S., University of Michigan. Assistant
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
Joseph E. Vaughn, B.S., Fisk University; M.A.,
Columbia University, D.P.E., Springfield College.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Sports Management
and Communication.
Phyllis S. Weikart, B.S., Beaver College; M.S.,
University of Michigan. Associate Professor Emerita
of Physical Education.

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                                                              Bachelor of Science degree. These three areas were
Undergraduate Studies                                         reorganized in 1984 in response to new career
                                                              options and on September 21, 1984, the Regents
                                                              established the Division of Physical Education as a
                                                              separately governed academic unit. In 1990 they
History of the Undergraduate                                  approved the name change to the Division of
Program                                                       Kinesiology.
The roots of undergraduate physical education at the          Kinesiology now offers four Bachelor degree
University of Michigan reach back more than a                 programs: Athletic Training, Movement Science,
century, with the Regents proposing a structured              Sports Management and Communication, and
exercise program or “gymnastic work” in 1869 and              Physical Education teacher certification. In July
the University Senate in 1870 recommending the                1998, Beverly Ulrich was named as Dean of
establishment of a Department of Hygiene and                  Kinesiology. Today, Kinesiology maintains its
Physical Culture. Regents Field was purchased and             traditional offerings while remaining open to
male sports teams were recognized by 1890, and with           change—a balance that grows out of its long-standing
the completion of Waterman and Barbour                        commitment to all aspects of the study of movement.
Gymnasiums in 1894 and 1900, respectively, the
men’s and women’s instructional programs got
underway. Typical of the time, the courses included           Choosing a Program of Study
the taking of careful physical measurements,                  All undergraduate students in Kinesiology select one
marching, and calisthenics. From 1898 until 1970,             of four programs: Athletic Training, Movement
physical education was required for graduation,               Science, Physical Education, or Sports Management
although academic credit was only available to those          and Communication. Many students declare a major
majoring in the degree program. Men’s and women’s             at the time of enrollment, and all are encouraged to
undergraduate physical education remained separate            choose a program of study by the end of their first
throughout that 72-year time span. Like the graduate          year.
programs, they owed much of their stability and
national prominence to Dr. Elmer Mitchell, who led            Academic advising is viewed as an integral part of
the men’s program from 1917 to 1958, and Dr.                  the educational process. All undergraduate
Margaret Bell, head of the women’s program from               Kinesiology students are assigned advisors. Although
1925 to 1958.                                                 students are responsible for knowing and meeting
                                                              requirements which appear in this Bulletin, students
Physical education instruction changed and evolved            are strongly encouraged to consult with their faculty
during the period. The rigidly structured Swedish             advisors and the staff of the Office of Student
gymnastics gave way to the more informal “natural             Services each term in planning an individualized
program of activities” and finally to individualized          curriculum and monitoring progress toward a degree.
instruction. In 1921, the Department of Physical              Beyond the approval of course elections, the
Education was added to the School of Education,               relationship between advisor and student can be a
with the first degrees granted in 1925. During the            valuable aspect of the educational experience.
decades between the World Wars, sports, exercise,
dance and physical activity all became integral parts
of the educational system at Michigan as elsewhere            Distribution Requirement
in the country.                                               Students in Kinesiology must complete minimum
The student activist era of the 1960s saw resistance to       hours in courses designated as Humanities (HU),
many of the traditional U-M requirements, including           Natural Science (NS) and Social Science (SS). Most
physical education, as well as the separation of the          of these courses will be taken in the University’s
men’s and women’s programs. In 1970, the two                  College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Students
programs were merged, with Paul Hunsicker as chair.           may consult either the LSA Bulletin (published
Teacher Education was then the only degree program            yearly) or the University Course Guide (published
in physical education and was located within the              on-line) to verify whether particular courses fulfill
School of Education.                                          distribution requirements.

Under D.W. Edington, appointed chair in 1976, the             Courses with the designation Excl, N. Excl, and
unit initiated the three separate areas of                    Introductory Composition may not be used to fulfill
specialization: Teacher Education, Leisure Studies,           the distribution requirement unless an exception is
and Exercise and Sports Science, leading to a                 noted below. Acceptable non-LSA courses offered in

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other schools and colleges are also noted on the next        Russian and East European Studies (REES);
page.                                                        Sociology; University Courses; Women’s Studies.
A maximum of 4 hours of independent study credit             Departments and programs in the College of LSA
may be used to meet any one of the distribution              may offer courses in more than one of the distribution
requirements. Students who wish an exception to a            areas (HU, NS, SS). Students are advised to carefully
particular designation should petition the Kinesiology       select courses with the appropriate designation for the
Office of Student Services with support of the faculty       three groups (1 LR or HU; 2 NS; 3 SS). For example,
person who supervised the independent study.                 Anthropology (Cultural) 330 currently is the only
                                                             HU-designated course; most courses in the
Academic Departments for Distribution                        Anthropology Department are SS.
                                                             English Composition
Humanities includes courses designated in the
College of Literature Science & Arts Bulletin as HU          Requirement
or Language Requirement (LR) from: Afro-                     As part of their orientation to the University, all
American and African Studies; American Culture;              students will complete a survey about writing that
Asian Languages and Cultures; Classical Studies;             will be evaluated by the English Composition Board
Comparative Literature; Communication Studies;               (ECB). Students will be recommended for one of two
English Language and Literature*; Environmental              placement tracks:
Studies; Far Eastern Languages and Literatures; Film             1. English Composition Writing Practicum 100-
and Video Studies; Germanic Languages and                           105 or ECB Transfer Tutorial 106-109). After
Literatures; Great Books; Judaic Studies History;                   completing the Tutorial, students will write a
History of Art; College Honors; Linguistics;                        post-test which will either place them into
Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC); Near                     Introductory Composition, into another ECB
Eastern Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Residential                  Practicum.
College; Romance Languages and Literatures;
Russian and East European Studies (REES); Slavic                 2. Introductory Composition. Kinesiology
Languages and Literatures; Theatre and Drama,                       students may receive credit for up to two
University Courses; Women’s Studies. Courses in the                 completed elections of the courses ECB 100-
School of Music also fulfill the Humanities                         109. Credit for the course(s) will count toward
Distribution.                                                       the total 120-130 credits needed for
                                                                    graduation, but not toward any of the other
*Note: All English composition courses designated                   requirements necessary for graduation. An
as Excl or HU may be counted, but courses                           ECB Practicum cannot be taken again for
designated as Introductory Composition (ENGLISH                     credit once competency for ENGLISH 125 or
125, 167, or 192) may not be counted.                               the equivalent is achieved or once the course
Natural Science includes courses designated NS in                   ENGLISH 125 or the equivalent has been
the LSA Bulletin from: Anthropology (Biological);                   passed.
Applied Physics, Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry;
Computer Science; Environmental Studies;                     Academic Minors
Geography; Geological Sciences; College Honors;
                                                             The Kinesiology Faculty has approved the use of
Physics; Psychology; Residential College; Statistics;
                                                             College of Literature Science and the Arts minors in
University Courses. Also included are all courses in
                                                             combination with Kinesiology degrees. The available
Mathematics (LSA); all courses in the departments of
                                                             minors are listed in the LSA web site and Bulletin.
Anatomy, Biological Chemistry, Human Genetics,
                                                             Students should consult with the Office of Student
Physiology (School of Medicine); Atmospheric and
                                                             Services for procedures in selecting and completing a
Oceanic Sciences 202 and 203 (College of
                                                             minor program.
Engineering); NRE 301 (School of Natural Resources
and Environment).
Social Science includes those courses designated
                                                             Senior Honors Thesis
SS in the LSA Bulletin from: Afro-American and               Several students with advanced skills complete an
African Studies; American Culture; Anthropology              Honors Thesis with faculty. Students complete
(Cultural); Asian Studies; Communication studies;            research projects, related to their programs, under the
Economics; Geography; History; Linguistics;                  supervision of a faculty member. For more
Political Science; Psychology; Residential College;          information, students should consult with their
                                                             academic advisor.

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Kinesiology Undergraduate
Degree Requirements
To be eligible for graduation from Kinesiology, a
student must:
    1.   Complete the major requirements in an
         approved degree program in Athletic
         Training, Movement Science, Sports
         Management and Communication, or
         Physical Education.
    2.   Complete the following courses required of
         all Kinesiology students: (credit hours given
         in parentheses).
             MOVESCI 110 Biological &
             Psychological Bases of Human
             Movement (3)
             SPTMGMTC 111 Historical and
             Sociological Bases of Human
             Movement (3)
             PHYSED 310 Applied Human
             Anatomy and Physiology (5) or
             PHYSIOL 201 Human Physiology (4)
             and MOVESCI 300 Human Anatomy
             (4) or MEDADM 401 The Human
             Body (4)
             SPTMGMTC 101 Public Interpersonal
             Communications (3)
             PSYCH 111 Introduction to
             Psychology (4)
    3.   Complete the following courses outside of
         Kinesiology: ENGLISH 125 College
         Writing (4) and ENGLISH 225
         Argumentative Writing (3-4).
    4.   Achieve an overall grade point average
         (GPA) of at least 2.000 in a minimum of 120
         credit hours (for Athletic Training,
         Movement Science or Sports Management
         and Communication) or 130 credit hours
         (Physical Education).
    5.   Satisfy the Residency Requirement. This is
         defined as (a) taking a minimum of 50 credit
         hours while enrolled in Kinesiology (b) being
         enrolled in Kinesiology when completing at
         least 24 of your final 30 credit hours.
    6.   Satisfy Kinesiology’s Distribution
         Requirement. Students in AT, MVS, SMC,
         elect a minimum of 12 credit hours each in
         courses designated from Humanities,
         Natural Science and Social Science areas.
         Students in PE complete 9 hours in
         Humanities and Social Science.

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The Athletic Training                                            Athletic Training Degree
Education Program                                                Once accepted into the Athletic Training Education
                                                                 Program the student athletic trainer will be required to
The University of Michigan’s undergraduate Athletic              complete a three-year competency-based education
Training Education Program is a collaborative                    program. The education program consists of six
undertaking between the Division of Kinesiology and              semesters of academic coursework coupled with
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The mission             clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a
of our education program is to develop entry-level               certified athletic trainer. The three-year, six-semester
allied health professionals who will be contributing             program is designed to provide a “learning over time”
members to the field of athletic training. Our primary           model whereby students will consistently increase
objective is to offer a well-rounded combination of              their knowledge base and clinical skills. Students in
academic course work and clinical experiences that               the Division of Kinesiology accepted into the Athletic
will educate students on the prevention, treatment, and          Training Education Program must complete a
rehabilitation of sport-related injuries and illnesses for       minimum of 120 credit hours. Required coursework is
the physically active. This program will prepare                 listed below:
students to work in secondary schools, colleges and
universities, sports medicine clinics, professional              Athletic Training Core Courses
sports programs, industrial settings and other health                    AT 226 Personal Exercise and Weight
care environments. The curriculum is designed to meet                    Training Programs (3)
national certification and accreditation standards set                   AT 260 Introduction to Athletic Training (2)
forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association                     AT 360 Prevention and Care of Athletic
Board of Certification (NATABOC) and Joint Review                        Injuries (3)
Committee on education programs in Athletic Training                     AT 362 Advanced Prevention and Care of
(JRC-AT). Students who complete the Athletic                             Athletic Injuries (3)
Training Education Program are eligible to take the                      AT 460 Clinical Evaluation of Athletic
NATABOC Examination. Certification is required to                        Injuries (3)
practice athletic training in most states                                AT 461 Clinical Experiences in Athletic
                                                                         Training (2-6)
Athletic Training Admission                                              AT 462 Therapeutic Modalities (3)
                                                                         AT 463 Therapeutic Rehabilitation of
Requirements and Procedures                                              Athletic Injuries (3)
Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program                     AT 464 Athletic Training Administration (3)
is selective and students should apply for the program           Supporting Courses in Kinesiology
during his/her freshman year. Criteria for admission to                PHYSED 316 First Aid and Safety
the Athletic Training Education Program include                        Education (2)
admission to the Division of Kinesiology, completion                   PHYSED 373 Issues in Health and
of AT 260: Introduction to Athletic Training (offered                  Wellness (3)
winter term), completion of a clinical observation                     PHYSED 475 HIV/AIDS, Other
experience, submission of an application including                     Communicable Diseases, and the Immune
statement of goals, three letters of recommendation,                   System (3)
documentation of current CPR certification, and a                      MOVESCI 241 Exercise, Nutrition, and
copy of all transcripts. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is                      Weight Control (3)
expected. Applications for fall acceptance must be                     MOVESCI 300 Human Anatomy (4)
received by April 1. The athletic training selection                   MOVESCI 320 Motor Control (4)
                                                                       MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human
committee will review each file and make decisions
                                                                       Movement (4)
regarding student selection. Typically, 15 students will
                                                                       MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology (4)
be admitted each academic year to the Athletic
                                                                       SPTMGMTC 307 Psychological Aspects of
Training Education Program.                                            Sport and Exercise (3)
Interested students are encouraged to attend an                  Required Courses Outside of Kinesiology
informational meeting held during the Fall semester.                    ENGLISH 125 College Writing (4) or
The meeting is designed to give the prospective                         equivalent.
student a detailed overview of the education program.                   ENGLISH 225 Argumentative Writing (3-4)

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         PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
         or PSYCH 112 Psychology as a Natural
         Science (4)                                            The University of Michigan’s undergraduate Athletic
         MATH 105 Data, Functions, and Graphs (4)               Training Education Program is in the process of
         PHYSICS 125 General Physics: Mechanics                 obtaining national accreditation by the commission
         and Sound (4)                                          on accreditation of allied health education programs
         PHYSIOL 201 Introduction to Human                      (CAAHEP), and has recently been granted candidacy
         Physiology (4)                                         status by the JRC-AT.
         MEDADM 401 The Human Body (4)
Distribution Requirements. Students must                        Career Opportunities
complete a minimum of 12 credits in each of the                 Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) with a B.S. degree
three areas (Humanities, Natural Science, and Social            traditionally work in high schools, sports medicine
Science) in order to fulfill the Division’s distribution        clinics, and industrial settings. ATCs with a BS
requirements.                                                   degree may choose to pursue a graduate degree.
                                                                Graduate degrees (Master’s and/or Doctoral) are
Clinical Experience                                             typically required for employment at colleges/
                                                                universities and professional sports programs.
During the course of the program, each student
athletic trainer will have exposure to a variety of
clinical settings. The Athletic Training Education
Program utilizes both on-campus and off-campus
clinical sites for our student athletic trainers to
complete his/her clinical experiences. The clinical
experiences are designed to provide the student with
ample opportunity to apply classroom theory to
clinical practice. In addition to working with UM
Athletic Medicine (on-campus clinical sites), students
may also gain clinical experience at an off-campus
affiliated clinical site. UM-affiliated sites include a
local high school, sports medicine clinic, and
corporate wellness program.

In order to progress successfully and complete the
education program students are required to maintain
an overall GPA of 2.75, demonstrate proficiency in
the assigned clinical competencies, and receive
satisfactory evaluations from clinical supervisors.
Upon completion of the academic and clinical
experience requirements, the student will be eligible
to sit for the NATABOC Examination.

The Athletic Training Education Program has two
full-time faculty members who coordinate the
academic and clinical components of the education
program. There are ten full-time certified athletic
trainers and three graduate student certified athletic
trainers who provide health care to UM athletes and
supervise the clinical experiences of student athletic
trainers. The University of Michigan has two main
and nine satellite athletic training facilities for
intercollegiate athletics. All facilities are fully
equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide
quality care for the UM athletes.

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                                                             development knowledge is applied in clinical settings
The Movement Science                                         such as rehabilitation, physical and occupational
                                                             therapy, in the instructional fields of physical
Undergraduate Program                                        education, coaching, music and the arts, as well as in
                                                             ergonomics and human engineering in a variety of
The Movement Science (MVS) undergraduate
curriculum strives to develop fully the intellectual         Movement Science Degree
abilities of each student during their learning
experiences in the Division of Kinesiology. The              Requirements
program emphasizes the study of human movement               Students who wish to complete the program in
from biological and behavioral perspectives across           Movement Science must complete the following:
the lifespan. We achieve our mission by offering a
diversified program that includes introductory and           Kinesiology requirements
advanced course work, research and laboratory                       MOVESCI 110 Biological and
experiences, and service learning. Successful                       Psychological Bases of Human Movement
completion of the program can lead to careers in such               (3)
diverse areas as cardiac rehabilitation, worksite                   MOVESCI 250 Scientific Literacy and
wellness, sports biomechanics, performance                          Statistics (4)
evaluation and injury prevention. Students earn a                   MOVESCI 320 Motor Control (4)
B.S. in Movement Science, which also provides                       MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human
preparation for continued training in the allied                    Movement (4)
medical professions and graduate school in areas like               MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology (4)
medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy,                   Movement Science Electives (9 credits).
nutrition, and public health. We evaluate our success               Two courses from one of the three focus
by the academic and professional placement of our                   areas in Movement Science (Biomechanics,
graduates.                                                          Exercise Physiology, Motor Control) and
                                                                    one course from a different area
The Movement Science major consists of two                          SPTMGMTC 101 Public Interpersonal
components: the Core and Elective courses. Students                 Communication (3)
may choose to organize their curriculum around one                  SPTMGMTC 111 Historical and
of three interest areas: biomechanics, exercise                     Sociological Bases of Human Movement (3)
physiology or motor control and development.                        Kinesiology Electives (10 or more credits),
                                                                    which may come from any course in AT,
Biomechanics applies the principles of classical
                                                                    PHYSED, MOVESCI, or SPTMGMTC.
mechanics to the study of biological systems. In the
                                                             Required Courses Outside of Kinesiology
biomechanics curriculum, students and faculty study
                                                                    ENGLISH 125 College Writing (4) or
the internal and external forces acting on or within
the body during normal or pathological human
                                                                    ENGLISH 225 Argumentative Writing (3-
movement. Students develop the skills to analyze
                                                                    4) or equivalent.
human movement and muscle action through
                                                                    PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
experimental and computer simulation methods.
                                                                    MEDADM 401 The Human Body (4) or
                                                                    MOVESCI 300 Human Anatomy (4)
Exercise Physiology focuses on the body’s
                                                                    PHYSIOL 201 Introduction to Human
biologic response to physical activity. The
                                                                    Physiology (4)
curriculum emphasizes the integration of knowledge
                                                                    MATH 105 Data, Functions, and Graphs (4)
in such areas as muscle mechanics, anatomy,
                                                                    PHYSICS 125 General Physics: Mechanics
endocrinology, molecular biology, biochemistry,
                                                                    and Sound (4)
nutrition, and systems physiology as they relate to
                                                             Movement Science Electives
physical activity.
                                                             Biomechanics Area
Motor control and development examines the                            MOVESCI 431 Muscle Mechanics of
ways movement is acquired and performed through                       Human Movement (3)
both neural and behavioral mechanisms. Students                       MOVESCI 433 Human Movement &
study such issues as skill acquisition, coordination                  Aging: Biomechanics (3)
and motor disorders with respect to balance,                          KINESLGY 530 Graduate Seminar in
locomotion, and limb movements. Motor control and                     Biomechanics (3)

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         KINESLGY 532 Human Musculoskeletal                    credit requirement for graduation. Students are
         Dynamics (3)                                          advised to select their electives credits carefully,
Exercise Physiology Area                                       considering requirements for graduate or professional
         MOVESCI 412 Scientific Conditioning and               programs.
         Training of Athletes (3)                              Distribution Requirements. Students must
         MOVESCI 441 Exercise and Human                        complete a minimum of 12 credits in each of three
         Biology (3)                                           areas: Humanities, Natural Science and Social
         MOVESCI 442 Hormones and Exercise (3)                 Science, to fulfill the University’s commitment to
         MOVESCI 443 Human Movement &                          providing a liberal arts education.
         Aging: Hormones & Nutrition (3)
         MOVESCI 445 Human Movement &
         Aging: Molecular Mechanisms (3)                       Internships in Movement Science
         MOVESCI 471 Physical Activity, Health                 Movement Science majors are eligible to apply for an
         and Disease (3)                                       internship (MOVESCI 403) after completing the core
Motor Control Area                                             requirements plus anatomy and physiology and
         MOVESCI 421 Disorders of Voluntary                    earning 55 credits. Students earn 1-4 credits (graded
         Movement (3)                                          S/U). A wide variety of internship experiences are
         MOVESCI 422 Motor Learning (3)                        available in hospitals and clinics, athletic training
         MOVESCI 423 Sensorimotor Development                  facilities, rehabilitation settings, worksite wellness
         (3)                                                   programs, fitness testing laboratories and other
         MOVESCI 424 Human Movement &                          settings. Internships are opportunities to gain
         Aging: Changes in Sensorimotor Control (3)            practical experience outside the classroom and
         MOVESCI 425 Motor Behavior and                        further explore career options.
         Developmental Disabilities (3)
                                                               Students apply for internships by contacting the
         KINESLGY 520 Graduate Seminar in
                                                               employer directly, just as they would apply for a job.
         Motor Control (3)
                                                               Information on internship opportunities is available
         KINESLGY 521 Visuomotor Coordination
                                                               from the internship coordinator in the Office of
                                                               Student Services as well as U-M’s Office of Career
The following may count as either Motor                        Planning and Placement. After arranging an
Control or Biomechanics:                                       internship, students must complete an internship
         MOVESCI 411 Instrumentation and                       packet, (available from the Office of Student
         Measurement in Motor Control and                      Services) in consultation with their faculty advisor
         Biomechanics (3)                                      and site supervisor. The completed packet must be
Experimental courses are offered under MOVESCI                 submitted to and approved by the internship
313. The upper level distribution will be determined           coordinator in the Office of Student Services prior to
by the content of the course.                                  the first day of the term in which in the internship
Notes on Revised Curriculum
1. 300 level core courses are the prerequisites for all
elective courses.
2. Typically, each elective course will be offered
only once in a two year period.

Kinesiology Electives. Students must elect 10
additional credits in Kinesiology. These may be in
include internships, independent readings, senior
honors and laboratory rotations. Students may elect
more than 10 Kinesiology electives and thus reduce
the University-wide electives necessary for the 120
credits required to graduate.

University Electives. Students may elect up to 77
credits from the general university courses (including
the distribution requirement) to complete the 120-

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                                                                        Project Community, Project Outreach, or
The Physical Education                                                  KidSport.
                                                                        Three recommendations from persons able
Undergraduate Program                                                   to address the student’s potential to succeed
                                                                        as a teacher. One letter must be from an
                                                                        instructor or teaching assistant at the
The Physical Education program offers students                          University level from the area of study in
extensive preparation in education courses leading to                   which the applicant wishes to complete his
K-l2 certification, as well as providing students with                  or her major.
strong preparation in the liberal arts. Students in                     A statement of personal goals, which should
Physical Education learn how to communicate to                          include the applicant’s commitment to
students of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds                    education as a career.
the intellectual, physiological, and biomechanical                      Copies of transcript, SAT, and/or ACT
concepts of physical activity. The Physical Education                   scores.
curriculum, including a K-l2 Methods course                   Prior to application students should have completed
required of all students, emphasizes the importance           the following courses: English Composition,
of understanding the role of family, community, and           Introduction to Psychology, and Public Speaking. In
school in a student’s educational experience, and of          addition, students should have made progress toward
psychological and sociological factors that can               the Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science
influence learning. The directed teaching requirement         Distribution Requirement as well as toward the major
provides students in the program with the opportunity         and minor requirements.
to gain practical teaching experience under the
supervision of trained faculty.                               Physical Education Admission
Students who complete the Physical Education                  Procedures
program will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
                                                              Students who wish teacher certification must
degree in Kinesiology and a Michigan Secondary
                                                              formally apply to the University of Michigan Teacher
Provisional Certificate. For further information about
                                                              Certification Program administered by the School of
Physical Education Program requirements, admission
                                                              Education. Formal application to the certification
procedures, and application deadlines, students
                                                              program should occur during the sophomore year.
should consult the Physical Education Chair within
                                                              Students must have junior standing (a minimum of 54
                                                              credit hours) at the time of enrollment in the
The School of Education Office of Academic                    program. The application for admission to the
Services also assists students in applying to the             Teacher Certification Program is obtained from and
program and reviewing Physical Education                      returned to the School of Education Office of
requirements. This office, along with the Kinesiology         Academic Services. Consult that office for fall and
Office of Student Services and the Physical                   winter term deadlines.
Education Chair are the three main sources of
                                                              Students who are unable to meet the fall or winter
information and support for Physical Education
                                                              term deadlines (transfer students, post-degree
                                                              students and others) should apply as soon as possible
                                                              for consideration on a space-available basis. Consult
Physical Education Admission                                  the Physical Education Chair for further information.
Criteria                                                      Teaching certification candidates must also
Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of probable          satisfactorily complete a certified minor program of
success in teaching and availability of places in the         study and complete a minimum of l30 credit hours.
program. The criteria for admission are:                      All students must have a minimum grade point
                                                              average of 2.000 overall immediately prior to the
         A minimum 2.5 overall grade point average
                                                              term of directed teaching and also at the time of
         with particular attention given to courses
                                                              graduation and/or the certificate recommendation.
         required for certification.
                                                              This is calculated using all University of Michigan
         Experience with children (120 documented
                                                              courses which appear on a student’s transcript.
         hours, minimum) that indicates a desire to
         teach; for example, experience as a tutor,           Because all Michigan school districts now require a
         camp counselor, coach, teacher’s aide, or            criminal background check via fingerprinting, all
         participation in the University of Michigan’s        students admitted to the School of Education for Fall
                                                              2000 or later are required to submit to a background

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check during the semester of admittance. You will not           Directed Teaching Application
be permitted to begin any kind of field experience
(practicum or student teaching) until the results of the
background check have been received by the School of            All students admitted to the teacher certification
Education. Please stop by the Office of Student                 program for the fall and winter terms must apply by
Services of the Teacher Education Coordination Office           the third week of the term for directed teaching in
for details about how to get the fingerprinting done.           subsequent terms. Students who do not apply at least
                                                                one term prior to their projected directed teaching
Directed Teaching                                               assignment might need to postpone their directed
Directed Teaching provides students with the                    teaching to a later term.
opportunity to practice and refine their teaching skills        The application must be obtained from and returned
under the supervision of Kinesiology faculty as well            to the Directed Teaching Office, School of
as teachers from local area schools. This important             Education. In addition, a supplementary application
feature of the Physical Education program allows                must be completed early in the term preceding the
students to develop professional standards and                  directed teaching assignment. Additional forms must
abilities, to identify strengths and weaknesses in their        be obtained and returned to the Teacher Education
teaching, and to ensure quality education for                   Chair.
themselves and for their future students. The
procedures for Directed Teaching are outlined below.            Transcript
Prerequisites for Enrolling in Directed                         An academic report of a student’s current University
                                                                of Michigan transcript must be requested by the
Teaching                                                        student and sent directly from the Transcript Office
    1.   Attainment of senior status (84 credit hours           (555 LSA) to the Directed Teaching Office, School
         completed).                                            of Education. For deadlines, consult the Directed
    2.   A minimum 2.000 grade point average                    Teaching Office.
         overall in all courses completed at the                Directed teaching applications will not be processed
         University of Michigan prior to the term of            without a current academic report of the University
         directed teaching.                                     of Michigan transcript. Official copies of any other
    3.    A minimum 2.000 University of Michigan                relevant transcripts must be submitted to the Office
         grade point average in each major and                  of Academic Services, School of Education.
         minor.                                                 Transcripts are needed to verify completion of all of
    4.   Completion of the following courses:                   the prerequisite courses and grade point averages. A
         PHYSED 444, EDUC 307, EDUC 391 and                     copy of the “Grade Report” form covering all courses
         EDUC 392 (“S” required in 307; “C”                     elected before directed teaching but not yet recorded
         (2.000) or better required in 391 and in 444).         on the above transcript must be submitted to the
                                                                School of Education Office of Academic Services.
    5.   A passing score on the basic skills
         examination of the Michigan Test for
         Teacher Certification. (A passing score for
                                                                Credits Required for the Degree
         the examination in each appropriate subject            The Teacher’s Certificate may not be granted before
         area in which a person is to be certified is           completion of a minimum of l30 credits and a
         required prior to being recommended for                Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan
         certification).                                        or an institution with an approved Physical Education
    6.   Approval of the Physical Education Faculty.            Program.

Directed Teaching Requirements                                  Certification
PHYSED 415. Directed Teaching in Physical
Education (6-12), must be elected for l2 credits.               Michigan Provisional Certificates
Exceptions must be approved by the Physical
Education Chair. This course is graded “S/U” and                Upon successful completion of degree and
must be completed with a grade of “S.” Elementary               certification requirements, graduates will be
and Secondary assignments require a commitment of               recommended to the State Board of Education for a
five full days per week. The student teacher is                 Michigan State Secondary Provisional Certificate.
required to attend the co-requisite two-credit Directed         Secondary certificates qualify the holder to teach
Teaching Seminar, PHYSED 414.                                   their major(s) and minor(s) in grades 7-12. A major

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in K-12 field, such as art, dance, library science, or            Certification Residency Requirement
physical education, usually is granted on a secondary
certificate, but a K-12 field may be added to an                  All students must complete a minimum of 20 credits
elementary certificate.                                           in Education courses of which 10 credits, including
                                                                  EDUC 307, PHYSED 414, PHYSED 415, and
The initial provisional certificate is valid for six years        PHYSED 444 must be elected while enrolled at the
from the year of issuance, expiring on June 30th of               University of Michigan. For additional requirements,
that year. Many other states will grant a certificate             consult the School of Education.
based on equivalency. To determine eligibility for a
certificate in another state, contact the State                   Final Degree Check
Department of Education in that state.
                                                                  In addition to completing a final degree check in the
Certification Fees                                                Kinesiology Office of Student Services, a student must
                                                                  make an appointment with a School of Education Office
Act 339 of the Public Acts of 1988 includes a fee                 of Academic Services staff member for a final
assessment system for teacher/administrative                      certification audit and to complete forms required for
certificates. The date of issuance for the certificate            certification. Students should schedule this appointment
will be determined by the State Department of                     during the term before the expected term of graduation.
Education. (Certificates will be assigned a date based
on when the fee has been paid by the applicant).
Below is a partial listing:                                       Physical Education Degree
          Provisional Certificate
          Professional Education
          School Administrator Certificate                        Kinesiology students who wish to graduate in
          Renewal of Provisional                                  Physical Education must complete a major course of
          Endorsements                                            study (shown below) and a minor course of study.
          Continuing/Permanent Reinstatement
                                                                           MOVESCI 110 Biological & Psychological
For additional information, contact the Office of                          Bases of Human Movement (3)
Academic Services, School of Education.                                    MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology (4)
                                                                           PHYSED 252 Tests and Measurements (3) or
Teacher Certification Testing                                              MOVESCI 250 Scientific Literacy and
Act 267 of the Public Acts of 1986 requires that                           Statistics (3)
persons preparing to be teachers in Michigan pass                          PHYSED 254 Fundamental Movement
both a basic skills examination and an examination in                      Skills in Children (3)
each appropriate subject area in which they are to be                      PHYSED 310 Applied Human Anatomy
certified. Such tests may be taken at different times                      and Physiology (5)
and sites while enrolled in an approved teacher                            PHYSED 316 First Aid and Safety
preparation program, but the basic skills test must be                     Education (2)
passed before a person is enrolled in student teaching.                    PHYSED 331 Biomechanics of Sport (3) or
                                                                           MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human
The Department of Education utilizes a private                             Movement (4) (requires minimum MATH
testing service that may assess a fee for taking the                       105 proficiency)
basic skills and subject area examinations. Both the                       PHYSED 332 Principles of Motor Behavior
basic skills examination and subject area tests are                        (3) or MOVESCI 320 Motor Control (4)
determined and approved by the Michigan State                              PHYSED 336 K-12 Rhythm & Dance
Board of Education.                                                        Activities (3)
                                                                           PHYSED 349 Water Safety
Degree and Certificate Granting                                            Instructor/Lifeguard Instructor (3)
                                                                           PHYSED 350 Selected Secondary Team
The degree and certificate are granted at the end of
                                                                           Activities (3)
the winter (April), spring/summer (August), or fall
                                                                           PHYSED 353 Individual Sports and
(December) term during which all requirements have
                                                                           Selected Activities (3)
been completed. The University of Michigan grants
                                                                           PHYSED 354 Theory and Practice of
the degree and recommends the granting of the
                                                                           Elementary Physical Education (3)
certificate; the Michigan State Board of Education
                                                                           PHYSED 414 Directed Teaching Seminar
grants the certificate.

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         PHYSED 415 Directed Teaching in                         PHYSED 350 Selected Secondary Team
         Physical Education (6-12)                               Activities (3)
         PHYSED 425 Motor Behavior and                           PHYSED 353 Individual Sports and Selected
         Developmental Disabilities (3)                          Activities (3)
         PHYSED 444 Methods of Teaching of                 Two courses from the following:
         Physical Education K-12 (4)                             MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology (4)
         SPTMGMTC 101 Public Interpersonal                       PHYSED 331 Biomechanics of Sport (3) or
         Communication (3)                                       MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human
         SPTMGMTC 111 Historical and                             Movement (4)
         Sociological Bases of Human Movement (3)                PHYSED 332 Principles of Motor Behavior
         Kinesiology Electives (1-3)                             (3) or MOVESCI 320 Motor Control (4).
Required courses outside of Kinesiology:
         ENGLISH 125 College Writing (4) or
         equivalent. This course may not be counted
                                                           Health Minor and Other Options
         towards the distribution requirement.             Students must complete at least one major and one
         ENGLISH 225 Argumentative Writing (3-4).          minor to be certified to teach. A second major may be
         This course may not be counted towards the        substituted for the minor. Most Physical Education
         Humanities requirement.                           students complete a major in Physical Education and
         MATH 105 Data, Functions, and Graphs (4)          a minor in another field, which they will be certified
         PHYSICS 125 General Physics: Mechanics            to teach in the secondary schools; examples include
         & Sound (4)                                       social studies, math and health.
         PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
         PSYCH 350 Introduction to Developmental           Students should also consult the Majors and Minors
         Psychology (4)                                    section in the School of Education Bulletin to select a
Required Courses within the School of                      minor or second major and to verify requirements
Education:                                                 and grading policies. This Bulletin is available from
         EDUC 307 Practicum in Teaching Methods            the Office of Academic Services, 1033 School of
         (1-7)                                             Education Building. Students in the School of
         EDUC 39l Educational Psychology and               Education may elect Physical Education as a minor
         Human Development (3)                             field on the secondary level, grades 7-12.
         EDUC 392 Education in a Multicultural
         Society (3)                                       Health Minor Requirements
         EDUC 402 Reading and Writing in Content           Students choosing to complete the Kinesiology
         Areas (3)                                         Health Minor also take the following courses:
Distribution Requirements. Students must
complete the Distribution Requirement of a minimum                  AT 360 Prevention and Care of Athletic
of l2 credits in Natural Science and 9 hours in                     Injuries (3)
Humanities and Social Science.                                      MOVESCI 241 Exercise, Nutrition and
                                                                    Weight Control (3) or EIHLTH 530
The Physical Education Minor                                        Nutrition in Public Health (2)
                                                                    PHYSED 265 Fitness, Wellness, and
Students not enrolled in Kinesiology may take the                   Lifestyle Management (3)
following minor program of study (24 credit hours):                 PHYSED 316 First Aid and Safety (2)
        PHYSED 254 Fundamental Movement                             PHYSED 373 Issues in Health and
        Skills in Children (3) or PHYSED 425                        Wellness (3)
        Motor Behavior and Developmental                            PHYSED 473 School Health Programs (3)
        Disabilities (3)                                            PHYSED 475 HIV/AIDS, Other
        PHYSED 310 Applied Human Anatomy &                          Communicable Diseases, and the Immune
        Physiology (5)                                              System (3)
        PHYSED 3l6 First Aid and Safety                             PSYCH 353 Socialization of the Child (3)
        Education (2)                                               or SOC 344 Marriage and Family (3-4)
        PHYSED 336 K-12 Rhythm and Dance
        Activities (3)
        PHYSED 349 Water Safety Instructor/
        Lifeguard Instructor (3)

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The Sports                                                     Degree Requirements
                                                               Students who wish to complete the program in Sports
Management &                                                   Management and Communication must complete the
                                                               following courses:
Communication                                                           MOVESCI 110 Biological and Psychological
Undergraduate Program                                                   Bases of Human Movement (3)
                                                                        PHYSED 310 Applied Human Anatomy and
                                                                        Physiology (5)
                                                                        SPTMGMTC 101 Public Interpersonal
The Sports Management and Communication                                 Communication (3)
program was established in l985 in response to the                      SPTMGMTC 111 Historical and
need for qualified professionals in the business of                     Sociological Bases of Human Movement (3)
sports. The program in SMC familiarizes students                        SPTMGMTC 203 Sport Business (3)
with the diverse aspects of sports management and
communication, including legal issues, promotion               Business and Management Electives
and marketing, fundraising, facility management, and           (6 or more credits)
sports media relations. Students in the program may                    SPTMGMTC 300 Sport Management (3)
prepare for management positions in professional,                      SPTMGMTC 301 Facility Management (3)
collegiate, and interscholastic sports; management                     SPTMGMTC 303 Legal Aspects of Sports
positions in campus and community programs; and                        Administration (3)
jobs as sports information and communication                   Marketing and Communications Electives
specialists. The program also provides a foundation            (6 or more credits)
for graduate programs such as an MBA or law                              SPTMGMTC 302 Sports and the Media (3)
school. The SMC field experience and internship                          SPTMGMTC 318 Advertising and
program provides students with practical work                            Promotion Strategy (3)
experience that often links to job opportunities after                   SPTMGMTC 306 Principles of Marketing (3)
graduation. The SMC program also reflects a strong                       SPTMGMTC 401 Sport Marketing (3)
commitment to the liberal arts. Students who                             SPTMGMTC 435 Sport & the Consumer (3)
complete the SMC program receive a Bachelor of                 Other SMC Electives (3 or more credits)
Arts (B.A.) degree in Sport Management and                            SPTMGMTC 202 Principles and Practices
Communication.                                                        in Athletic Coaching (3)
                                                                      SPTMGMTC 226 Personal Exercise and
                                                                      Weight Training Programs (3)
Field Experience and Internships                                      SPTMGMTC 304 Sport Ethics (3)
The Sport Management and Communication field                          SPTMGMTC 307 Psychological Aspects of
experience and internship programs enable students                    Sport and Exercise (3)
to earn credit and gain valuable training in a variety                SPTMGMTC 351 Race Relations, Cultural
of business, sports and school settings. In the SMC                   Images and Sport (3)
Field Experience (SPTMGMTC 390), students of                   Kinesiology Electives (16 or more credits) may
sophomore or higher standing may earn 1 - 6 credits            come from any course in AT, MOVESCI, PHYSED
through supervised observation and participation in a          or SPTMGMTC
variety of work settings. The specific requirements
are arranged in consultation with the student’s faculty        Required Courses Outside of Kinesiology
advisor. Students are eligible to earn Internship                     ENGLISH 125 College Writing (4) or
credits (SPTMGMTC 403) after achieving senior                         equivalent.
standing. Internships usually involve 200 or more                     ENGLISH 225 Argumentative Writing (3-4)
hours of work per term and earn 4 credits. Typical                    or equivalent.
internship settings include sport and recreation                      PSYCH 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)
facilities; corporate and business offices; hospitals,         Distribution Requirement. Students must
health care, and fitness organizations; broadcast and          complete the Distribution Requirement of a minimum
print news media; sports information offices; and the          of l2 credits in each of three areas (Humanities,
management and marketing offices of professional and           Natural Science, Social Science) to fulfill
intercollegiate sports teams.                                  Kinesiology’s commitment to providing a liberal arts

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                                                               written approval of an OSS staff member. Late
Undergraduate                                                  elections are discouraged and will be approved by OSS
                                                               staff only under extraordinary circumstances. Students
Academic Policies and                                          considering schedule changes are encouraged to
                                                               discuss their situation with a faculty advisor or
Procedures                                                     counselor in the Office of Student Services before the
                                                               drop/add deadlines. After the third week of term, a
                                                               student who officially drops a course receives a “W”
The policies and procedures described in this section          on the transcript.
govern the conduct of academic matters affecting
                                                               The deadline for dropping a course without petition
students enrolled in Kinesiology. Exceptions to these
                                                               occurs six weeks after the first day of class for
policies may be granted only upon written petition
                                                               students of the fall or winter term and the second
through the Office of Student Services (OSS).
                                                               Wednesday of the spring and summer half terms. All
                                                               Kinesiology undergraduate students requesting to
Course Load and Degree                                         drop a course after these deadlines must complete a
Progress                                                       Late Drop Petition available in the Office of Student
                                                               Services. The course instructor and the student’s
Full-time undergraduates may elect academic loads              assigned faculty advisor must sign late Drop
of 12-18 credits for a full term or 6-8 credits for a          Petitions. The final decision will then be made by a
half-term (spring or summer). Exceptions to this               Student Services staff member based on faculty
policy are first-year and transfer students. First-year        policies concerning late drops. Drops during this
students are encouraged to elect 12-14 credits for a           period in the term are seen as a serious matter and
full term. Students who wish to elect loads exceeding          should be requested only in circumstances that could
18 credits (full term) or 8 credits (half term) must           not have been predicted or prevented by the student.
obtain special approval from the Office of Student             Students are encouraged to meet with an OSS staff
Services. Students in Physical Education who wish to           member regarding any situation in which they
elect more than 17 hours during their term of directed         anticipate the need to drop a course. OSS staff will
teaching must petition for permission (contact the             assess the situation and advise the student of various
Physical Education Chair).                                     options.
Students usually complete their degree program in 8-           The following reasons will be considered sufficient
10 regular (fall and winter) terms of full-time study,         (when appropriate evidence is presented) for
or the equivalent, but Kinesiology recognizes that             approval of late drops:
many students may require more or less time to
complete their program. Since the considerations for               1.   Incorrect course placement due to
determining academic loads and degree progress are                      University error.
often complex and personal, students are encouraged                2. The content of a course differs significantly
to discuss elections with their advisor each term.                      from that described by the instructor during
                                                                        the first six weeks of the term.
Class Standing                                                     3. A change in the student’s educational goals
The number of credits earned toward a degree                            or objectives that may result in significant
determines class standing:                                              change of program or a cross-campus
        Freshman: fewer than 25 credits
        Sophomore: 25 through 54 credits                           4. Demonstrable personal conflict with the
        Junior: 55 through 84 credits                                   instructor.
        Senior: 85 credits or more                                 5. Severe personal health problems.
                                                                   6. Other severe and unforeseen problems
Adding and Dropping Courses                                             which would adversely affect the student’s
Students are encouraged to finalize their schedules as                  ability to complete the course.
early as possible. There are always more options               Students should make every effort to plan ahead
available prior to the drop and add deadlines.                 throughout the term in order to prevent problems that
                                                               may affect their academic performance.
Schedule changes during the first three weeks of a full
term (or the first two weeks of a half term) should be         Any course dropped without permission will be
approved by an advisor. Schedule changes after the             recorded as an unofficial drop, designated on the
third week of the fall and winter terms require the

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transcript as “ED,” which is figured into the grade              Because independent study options differ among the
point average as an “E.”                                         four degree programs, students should be sure to
                                                                 consult their faculty advisor for specific information.
Withdrawal from the University
                                                                 Field Experience
Students may withdraw completely from the
University at any time during the term up until the              Credit is available through several departments
last day of classes. A signature and approval is                 within LSA as well as through Kinesiology. Two
required from one of the staff members in the Office             popular field experience courses in LSA include
of Student Services. After the last day of classes, a            Project Community (Sociology Department) and
student who wishes to withdraw must petition for                 Project Outreach (Psychology Department).
retroactive withdrawal and should consult the Office
                                                                 Since field experience options differ among the four
of Student Services regarding this process.
                                                                 degree programs, students should be sure to consult
Withdrawals after the third week of the term result in
                                                                 their faculty advisor for specific information.
transcript notations.
Students should be aware that the University fee                 Transfer Credit
structure has specific deadlines that are printed in the
Time Schedule for each semester.                                 A limited amount of transfer credit is accepted
                                                                 toward the degree. For further information about
Repetition of Courses                                            transfer credit for Kinesiology courses, contact the
                                                                 Office of Student Services. For further information
Students repeating a course in which they originally             about transfer credit for courses outside of
earned a grade of A+ through D-, “P,” “CR,” or “S,”              Kinesiology, contact the University’s Office of Credit
will receive Michigan Honor Points but no additional             Evaluations, 1220 Student Activities Building.
credit toward a degree. The course and grade appear
on the transcript with the notation “Not for Credit.”            Advanced Placement Credit
Repetition of a course in which an “E,” “F,” or “U”
grade was originally earned produces both credit                 Advanced placement credit for students who have
hours toward a degree and Michigan Honor Points                  taken examinations through the College Level
for courses elected on the graded pattern; there is no           Examination program of the College Entrance
special transcript notation. In all such cases, the first        Examination Board receive credit based on standards
election and grade earned remain on the transcript.              established by the departments that grant credit here
                                                                 at the University. Standards for the award of credit
Special Kinds of Academic Credit                                 are available from the University’s Undergraduate
                                                                 Admissions Office or on the Office’s website.
Independent Study                                                Advanced placement course count for distribution
                                                                 requirement credit if credit is awarded for a UM
Credit toward graduation will be given for up to 10              course which is approved for distribution credit.
hours of independent study. All 10 hours may be
taken outside Kinesiology. To be eligible for
independent study (including AT 488; MOVESCI                     Retroactive Credit for Foreign
382 and 384; PHYSED 370, 380 and 470; and                        Languages
SPTMGMTC 370, 380 and 470), a student must have
                                                                 Several departments in foreign language in the
completed a minimum of 54 credit hours. A student
                                                                 College of Literature Science and the Arts have
must have a minimum 3.000 G.P.A. overall prior to
                                                                 arranged for students with high-level placements to
enrolling in MOVESCI 382 or MOVESCI 384. Each
                                                                 receive additional credit if they successfully complete
independent study course is 1 or 2 credit hours. No
                                                                 coursework at the University. Students should check
more than 4 credits of independent study may be
                                                                 in the LSA Bulletin or with the individual
elected per term. See your faculty advisor for more
                                                                 departments to determine their eligibility.
A maximum of 4 credits may be used to meet any
one of the areas within the Distribution Requirement.
                                                                 Extension and Correspondence Courses
Students must obtain written approval from the                   A maximum of 10 credit hours may be earned in a
instructor of any independent study course to be used            combination of correspondence and extension
for fulfillment of the Distribution Requirement, and             courses. Correspondence and extension work elected
must return this approval to the Office of Student               at another institution with an accepted department of

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correspondence study earns credit toward graduation,          The official University of Michigan policy on student
but no honor points.                                          rights and student records is published each term in
                                                              the University Time Schedule.
Pass/Fail Option
                                                              Academic Records and Transcripts
Kinesiology offers an optional pass/fail grading
pattern so that students can explore other disciplines        The Academic Record is an official record of a
and courses within the University.                            student’s course elections, grades, and credits earned
                                                              toward a degree. It is stored electronically. The
You may elect one course outside of Kinesiology               transcript contains the cumulative record of a
each term on a pass/fail basis under the following            student’s enrollment. When degree requirements
guidelines:                                                   have been satisfied and a student has graduated, the
   1. A maximum of four courses outside of                    degree earned is posted on the transcript.
      Kinesiology and not required for degree may             Kinesiology academic records are maintained in the
      be elected on a pass/fail basis (no more than           Office of Student Services and by the Office of the
      one per term). This does not include courses            University Registrar, Records Office, 1513 LSA
      that are mandatory credit/no credit or                  Building. Students who believe an error has been
      satisfactory/unsatisfactory.                            made on their transcripts should contact the Office of
   2. A change in grading pattern for a course is not         Student Services.
      permitted after the first three weeks of a full         Official transcripts and unofficial academic reports
      term or first two weeks of a half term. The             are available from the Transcript Office, 555 LSA
      grading pattern must be indicated on the                Building or can be ordered on line from Wolverine
      official class schedule printout. Petitions             Access. Normally the processing of transcript
      requesting a change of pass/fail to a letter            requests takes a few days, but students should be
      grade or vice versa will not be accepted after          aware that at the end of each semester the process is
      the first three weeks of the term.                      likely to be delayed due to grade posting.
   3. The course(s) elected pass/fail will carry
      graduation credit but no honor points.                  Transcript Notations
   4. Instructors will report grades as usual “A +”           CR/NC (Credit/No Credit): If the instructor of a
      through “E.” The Office of the Registrar will           mandatory Credit/No Credit course decides a
      then translate the grades as follows:                   student’s work deserves credit, “CR” (Credit) is
                                                              posted on the transcript. If the instructor decides that
         • A grade of “A +” through “C -” shall be
                                                              a student’s work does not justify the awarding of
         entered on the transcript as “P” (pass-for
                                                              credit, “NC” (No Credit) is posted on the transcript.
                                                              Courses designated “CR” earn credit toward degree
         • A grade of “D +” or lower shall be entered
                                                              but no honor points. Courses designated “NC” earn
         on the transcript as “F” (fail-no credit).
                                                              neither credit nor honor points.
   5. Kinesiology courses and courses required in
                                                              ED (Unofficial Drop): Courses dropped without
      Kinesiology degree programs may not be
                                                              permission will be designated on the transcript with a
      elected as pass/fail.
                                                              grade of “ED” (Unofficial Drop). The “ED” is
                                                              figured into the grade point average as an “E.”
Student Records
The Office of Student Services maintains admissions           I (Incomplete): Students are expected to complete
and advising files. Students who wish to review their         their courses and submit all coursework on time.
advising files may do so by scheduling an                     Given the approval of the instructor, a student may
appointment with an OSS staff member. Students                earn an Incomplete (“I” on the transcript) for a course
have the right to examine and request duplicate               in which a small amount of the work remains
copies of all materials in their own academic files.          unfinished at the end of the term. All unfinished work
Students may also add clarifying notes and other              must be submitted to the instructor within four weeks
materials to their advising files at any time.                after the beginning of the next full or half term in
                                                              which the student is enrolled. The instructor then has
Access to student advising files is restricted to             a short period of time to submit the grade to the
academic advisors and administrative and clerical             registrar’s office. If the student fails to complete the
staff. The Family Education Rights to Privacy Act is          work to the instructor’s satisfaction and within the
observed for all matters relating to student records.         four-week time limit, the “I” will automatically lapse

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to an “E” and no credit will be granted for the course.          for an official audit from the Office of Student
Students who are unable to complete the remaining                Services before electing the course.
coursework by the Incomplete deadline may, with the
                                                                 Students who do not fulfill course requirements earn
instructor’s permission, petition for an extension of
                                                                 the grade ED to indicate that the course was
time through the Office of Student Services.
                                                                 unofficially dropped. In these special cases, the term
NR (No Report): A notation of “NR” on the                        and cumulative grade point averages remain
transcript signifies that the instructor has not reported        unaffected. A course elected as an official audit
a grade. If the “NR” is not resolved within four                 without permission will be posted on the transcript as
weeks after the beginning of the next fall or winter             an unapproved election. Tuition is assessed by the
term in which the student is enrolled, the notation              Office of the Registrar for both approved and
will automatically be changed to an “E.”                         unapproved audits.
P/F (Pass/Fail): Students in good academic standing
may elect a total of four courses outside Kinesiology
                                                                 Academic Honors
on a pass/fail basis, but no more than one per term.
Instructors report grades as usual to the Office of the
                                                                 Dean’s List
Registrar, which then translates the grades as follows:          The Dean’s List is determined for Fall and Winter
A+ through C- = P (credit but no honor points); D +              semesters only. Students who elect a minimum of 12
or lower = F (no credit and no honor points).                    graded credits in courses taken on the Ann Arbor
                                                                 campus during an academic term and who earn a 3.5
S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory): Some courses,
                                                                 grade point average or better are eligible for the
particularly in the area of field experience, are graded
                                                                 Dean’s List. This GPA cannot be “rounded up.”
“S” and “U” only. Students may not petition for any
other grade in these courses.
                                                                 Degrees with Distinction
W (Withdrawal): The notation of withdrawal
                                                                 Students who have completed at least 60 semester
indicates that the course was dropped officially after
                                                                 hours at the University of Michigan with a grade
the third week of a full term or the second week of a
                                                                 point average of at least 3.6 will be recommended for
half term.
                                                                 a degree “with high distinction. “Students who have
X (Absent from Examination): Final examinations                  earned a grade point average of at least 3.2 but less
are given in accordance with the schedule published              than 3.6 will be recommended for a degree “with
in each term’s Time Schedule. Students who miss the              distinction.”
final examination but have completed all other work
for a course will receive a notation of “X.” Policies            Grading System
for resolving an “X” grade are the same as those for             Kinesiology uses the following grading system:
an “I.”                                                                  Grade             Honor Points
                                                                         A+                4.0
Auditing Courses (Visitor Status)                                        A                 4.0
Students are expected to elect courses for credit. The                   B+                3.3
Office of the Registrar for both approved and                            B                 3.0
unapproved audits. Occasionally, however, a student                      B-                2.7
may wish to attend a course but not elect it for credit,                 C+                2.3
in which case he/she may officially audit a course.                      C                 2.0
An official audit obligates a student to attend classes                  C-                1.7
regularly and complete course requirements (for                          D+                1.3
example, papers, laboratory assignments, tests, and                      D                 1.0
the final examination). Regular tuition fees apply,                      D-                0.7
and the course appears on the transcript with the                        E                 0.0
notation VI (Visitor); no grade is posted and no
degree credit earned.                                            Honor Points
To arrange an official audit, a student must submit a            The honor points earned for a course are calculated
written statement, signed by the student and the                 by multiplying the number of credit hours for which
instructor, to the Office of Student Services. The               the course was elected by the honor point value of the
statement must indicate the reasons for the official             grade received in the course. For example, a 3-hour
audit and outline the student’s obligation to fulfill            course with a grade of “B” is worth 9 honor points.
course requirements. Students should obtain approval             The grade point average is obtained by dividing the

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total number of honor points earned by the total               work and which does not correctly credit those
number of hours elected with honor point credit.               sources to their original author.
                                                               Cheating means using unauthorized notes, study
Academic Standing and                                          aids, or information from another student’s paper on
                                                               an examination; altering a graded work after it has
Discipline                                                     been returned and then submitting the work for re-
Students must be in good standing (an overall grade            grading; and allowing another person to do one’s
point average of at least 2.000) in order to be                work and to submit the work under one’s own name.
considered eligible for graduation from Kinesiology,
                                                               Fabrication means presenting data that were not
for directed teaching, and need a 2.5 for teacher
                                                               gathered in accordance with guidelines defining the
certification. At the end of each term the records of
                                                               appropriate methods for collecting or generating data
all students whose term or overall grade point
                                                               and failing to include a substantially accurate account
average has fallen below a 2.000 are reviewed for
                                                               of the method by which the data were gathered.
academic discipline purposes. Each student subject to
academic discipline is dealt with on an individual             Aiding and abetting dishonesty means providing
basis. Kinesiology may take the following discipline           material or information to another person with
measures:                                                      knowledge that these materials or information will be
Probation. If a student’s cumulative average falls
                                                               used improperly.
below 2.000, he or she will be placed on academic              Falsification of records and official documents
probation. Students placed on probation will be                involves altering documents affecting academic
informed of their probationary status by a letter              records or forging an authorizing signature or
outlining the terms of their probation and asking              information on an official academic document,
them to participate in a program of academic                   including an election form, grade report, letter of
counseling. Students on probation are expected to              permission, or petition.
raise their overall grade point average to 2.000 (or at
least to make substantial progress toward reducing             Students accused of academic misconduct will be
their honor point deficit) during their next term in           provided with a due process procedure carried out by
Kinesiology.                                                   the Office of Student Services. First steps involve
                                                               fact-finding and determining if a case of dishonesty
Probation with Warning (PW). Students on                       has occurred. Faculty members who believe a case of
probation with warning are experiencing severe or              cheating has occurred make a formal submission of
recurrent academic difficulties. If a student shows no         the evidence against a student. OSS staff members
improvement by the following semester, the student             review the facts and discuss the case both with
may be dismissed from the program.                             faculty and the student(s) involved. The staff of OSS
Academic Dismissal (NTR/Dismissal). A student
                                                               carries out administrative sanctions of probation and
may be dismissed from Kinesiology if he or she is on           warning if the student is considered guilty. If either
probation and is not making adequate progress                  faculty or the student objects to the administrative
toward achieving a 2.000 overall grade point average.          finding, a formal hearing is empanelled with students
When reaching a decision involving academic                    and faculty who finally judge the case. In more
dismissal, Kinesiology considers the student’s                 serious cases and in the case of second occurrences of
academic career and promise as well as any                     misconduct penalties may include suspension and
extenuating circumstances.                                     dismissal. Files of academic misconduct cases are
                                                               maintained separately from academic files, which are
Student Academic Conduct                                       used for advising purposes.

The case of each student whose academic or                     Petitions
nonacademic conduct is deemed unsatisfactory is
reviewed in accordance with Kinesiology disciplinary           Students have the right to petition or appeal
procedures. Violations of ethical behavior include but         undergraduate program policies. Petitions should be
are not limited to plagiarism, cheating, fabrication,          discussed with a Student Services staff member prior
aiding and abetting dishonesty, and falsification of           to submission. The Office of Student Services
records.                                                       welcomes hearing from students and will assist with
                                                               any concerns or problems that may arise regarding
Plagiarism means submitting a piece of work (such              the petition or appeal process. Petitions for waiver of
as an essay, research paper, assignment, lab report)           undergraduate requirements should be addressed to
which in part or in whole is not the student’s own

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the Associate Director for Curriculum and Instruction
and are reviewed by a Kinesiology committee.

Residence Status
Tuition is higher for nonresidents of Michigan than
for residents. To find out if you qualify for in-state
residence status, consult the University’s residence
regulations. Questions about residence status or
requests for a change in residence status should be
addressed to the Office of Student Certification and
Residence Status in the LSA Building.

Diploma Application
All students must file diploma applications early in
the term during which they expect to meet the degree
requirements. Students are advised to file a diploma
application for the fall or winter term by the fourth
week after classes begin, or by the first week of class
for the spring or summer half term. If you fail to
complete all requirements during the term in which
you file the diploma application, the application will
be held for the subsequent term only. If you again fail
to complete all requirements during the second term,
you must file a new diploma application in order to
be considered again for the degree. Diploma
applications are available from and should be
returned to the Office of Student Services.
Note: Students in the Physical Education program
should verify diploma application procedures with
the auditor of degrees in the Office of Student
Services and with the Office of Academic Services in
the School of Education.

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Undergraduate                                                     1. The appropriate application for admission (cross
                                                                     -campus transfer, transfer, or first-year student).
Admission, Registration,                                          2. A nonrefundable application fee in the form
                                                                     of a credit card, check or money order payable
and General Information                                              to the University of Michigan; $40 for
                                                                     applicants with domestic addresses; $55 for
                                                                     applicants with foreign addresses who are not
                                                                     currently students at the University.
Admission                                                         3. Official transcripts of previous academic work.
Students interested in applying to Kinesiology should                Transfer students must submit transcripts from
contact the U-M Office of Undergraduate                              each college or university attended, as well as
Admissions at 734-764-7433 or via the internet at                    a high school transcript. First-year students This                      should submit a high school transcript.
office handles all first-year and transfer                        4. Results of the American College Test (ACT)
undergraduate admissions, including applications for                 or the SAT. Since test scores are just one of
non-degree status, readmission, special student status,              many criteria used by the Office of
and cross-campus transfers at the undergraduate                      Admissions to determine an applicant’s
level, as well as general information regarding                      prospects for academic success, a minimum
University admissions policies and procedures.                       test score is not required for admission.
Enrollment in all programs is limited. Transfer                      Transfer students are usually not required to
students should inquire about program space before                   submit test scores.
                                                               The application, transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores
Admission Criteria                                             should be submitted to the U-M Director of
                                                               Admissions, 1220 Student Activities Building, Ann
Kinesiology usually admits students in their first and         Arbor, MI 48109-1316.
second years of college study. First-year applicants
who plan to major in Movement Science, Athletic                Application Deadlines
Training, or Physical Education should include in
                                                               Application deadlines depend on the term for which
their high school preparation one year each of
                                                               admission is sought. The University of Michigan’s
biology, physics, and chemistry; although these are
                                                               academic year consists of a fall, a winter, and a
not mandatory requirements for admission, they will
                                                               spring-summer term. The spring-summer term is
prove helpful to the incoming student. Students
                                                               divided into a spring half term and a summer half
planning to major in Sports Management and
                                                               term. New students are admitted to Kinesiology in
Communication should emphasize writing,
                                                               the fall and winter terms. Students who wish a cross-
economics, communications and mathematics.
                                                               campus transfer may apply for any term. They should
Requirements for admission to Athletic Training are
                                                               apply at least six weeks before the start of early
outlined in that section. Athletic Training and
                                                               registration for the term in which they wish to enroll.
Physical Education require additional application
                                                               Specific term starting and registration dates are
                                                               provided in the University Time Schedule
Kinesiology admits students from other U-M schools             published each term.
and colleges (cross-campus transfers) or other
                                                               First-year students should submit the application and
colleges and universities (transfers) on a selective
                                                               all supporting materials for fall term by February 1
basis. The major factors considered in reviewing
                                                               and for winter term by November 1. Students
applications are the quality of previous academic
                                                               transferring from another institution should apply for
work and the field of special interest. Transfer
                                                               fall term by March 15 and for winter term by
students considering athletic training should consult
                                                               November 1.
the program director before applying.

Application Procedures                                         Enrollment Deposit
The following materials are necessary for                      Admitted students must submit a nonrefundable $200
application:                                                   enrollment deposit which will be applied to first-term
                                                               expenses. The Office of Admissions will provide

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instructions and deadlines for payment of this                 are available from the Office of Admissions and
deposit.                                                       should be returned to that office.

Admissions Counselors and Resources                            Readmission
Counselors are available in the Kinesiology Office of          If you were previously enrolled in Kinesiology but
Student Services and in the Office of Admissions to            have not registered for more than one calendar year,
discuss academic interests and career goals with               you must apply for readmission to the University
prospective students, particularly those redirecting           through the Office of Admissions. Generally,
their educational goals or returning to school after an        readmission is granted to those students who left in
educational interruption. Call or write in advance for         good standing. Students who were not in good
an appointment.                                                standing at the time they left the University should
                                                               contact the Kinesiology Office of Student Services
Transfer Credit                                                before applying for readmission to the University. If
                                                               you have taken courses at another institution during
Students transferring from another institution should
                                                               your absence, a transcript must be submitted prior to
use the information available in this Bulletin and
from theOffice of Admissions to carefully plan their
academic programs. For specific information about
transfer credit for courses outside of Kinesiology,
contact the Office of Credit Evaluations in the                The Office of New Student Programs in the Student
Admissions Office. For further information about               Activities Building provides information about
transfer credit for Kinesiology courses, consult the           U-M Orientation, during which new students meet
Kinesiology Office of Student Services. The                    with an academic advisor, select courses, register,
University of Michigan is on a semester hour system;           and become acquainted with the University.
when transferring credit, check with both your home            Orientation is mandatory for all newly admitted
institution and the University of Michigan to make             students.
sure credits are accepted on an equivalent basis.
Students may transfer a maximum of 70 credit hours
from another four-year institution. The maximum                The University of Michigan’s computer registration
number of hours accepted from a two-year college is            process through Wolverine Access, a web based
60, but no two-year college work may be counted for            registration process, stores information about courses,
credit once a student has attained junior standing             each student’s course elections after he/she has
(equal to 60 credit hours) in Kinesiology. Normally,           registered, and wait-lists for some courses.
the maximum number of credit hours taken during a
regular college year that may be transferred from an           Registration Procedures
accredited institution is 31.                                  Registration for classes occurs in April for spring,
Appropriate transfer credits earned at accredited              summer, and fall courses, and in November for
institutions will be accepted by Kinesiology provided          winter term courses. After these early registration
that a grade of “C” (2.000) or higher has been earned          periods, students can register at any time up until the
in the course(s) to be transferred. Grades and grade           deadlines issued by CRISP and published each term
point averages do not transfer from institutions               in the Time Schedule.
outside the University of Michigan, and do not                 Materials for registration are available in
appear on the Kinesiology transcript. Students                 Kinesiology’s Office of Student Services. Students
admitted with advanced standing will receive a copy            must consult with an advisor before registering, and
of their credit evaluation to aid them in program              are strongly advised to register early to avoid
planning and course selection.                                 scheduling problems. The Office of Student Services
                                                               and the University Registrar’s Office are available to
Not Candidate for a Degree (NCFD)                              assist with questions regarding registration deadlines.
Students who wish to take courses but do not wish to
earn a degree at the University of Michigan may                Tuition and Fees
apply for special student status. All applicants for           The University’s current fee schedule is published in
special student status must have a definite purpose in         the Time Schedule. Students should be aware that
attending the University of Michigan. Applications             there are penalties for late registration, and

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disenrollment. Late charges and disenrollment fees              students may apply for emergency and/or short-term
increase at various points of the term. Consult the             loans from this office for educational or education-
current Time Schedule or the Registrar’s Office for             related expenses. In addition, this office assists
information about deadlines and fees. The effective             students with budgeting, and helps students locate
date of refund is the date the withdrawal notice is             other financial resources. Students are encouraged to
received in the Registrar’s Office. Any refund due the          use the Office of Financial Aid counseling services
student will be mailed to his or her address on record.         even if they are not receiving direct financial
Registration fees are nonrefundable.                            assistance.
Fee assessments are made by the Office of the                   In addition to programs available through the Office
Registrar; students should contact that office for              of Financial Aid, many students find temporary or
further information. Fees are also listed in the                part-time employment on or near the campus. The
University Time Schedule published each term.                   Student Employment Office, in the Student Activities
                                                                Building provides job listings and referral
Tuition is higher for nonresidents of Michigan than it
                                                                information for students seeking employment. Other
is for residents, and higher for upper division students
                                                                sources of jobs are University Employment Services
(those with at least 55 credit hours) than it is for
                                                                (for both temporary and permanent jobs) in the
lower division students (those with fewer than 55
                                                                Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., and Medical
credit hours). See the University Residence
                                                                Center Human Resources Department (for University
Regulations in this section to determine your
                                                                Hospital employment), 300 North Ingalls Bldg. Local
residence status. For further information contact the
                                                                newspapers, such as the Ann Arbor News, also list
Office of Student Certification, 1514 LSA Building.
                                                                employment opportunities.
Financial Aid                                                   University Residence
Undergraduates are eligible for one or more of three
types of financial aid: 1) scholarships and grants, 2)          Regulations
loans, and 3) Work-Study employment. The Office of                 1. Since normally a student comes to the
Financial Aid in the Student Activities Building                      University of Michigan for the primary or sole
administers most financial aid programs for which                     purpose of attending the University rather than
undergraduates are eligible. The majority of                          to establish a domicile in Michigan, one who
programs are based on demonstrated financial need.                    enrolls in the University as a nonresident shall
Contact this office for information about the financial               continue to be so classified throughout his
aid application process and program information.                      attendance as a student, unless and until he
                                                                      demonstrates that his previous domicile has
Among the programs available to students and ad-                      been abandoned and a Michigan domicile is
ministered through the Office of Financial Aid are:                   established.
         Perkins Loan (formerly National Direct
                                                                   2. No student shall be eligible for reclassification
         Student Loan)
                                                                      as a resident unless he shall be domiciled in
         Federal Direct Stafford Loan (formerly                       Michigan and has resided in Michigan
         Guaranteed Student Loan)                                     continuously for not less than one year
         Michigan Competitive Scholarship                             immediately preceding the first day of classes
         Pell Grant (formerly Basic Educational                       of the term for which reclassification is sought.
         Opportunity Grant)
         Work-Study Employment                                     3. For purposes of these regulations, a resident
                                                                      student is defined as a student domiciled in the
New students should apply for financial aid by March                  state of Michigan. A nonresident student is
                                                                      defined as one whose domicile is elsewhere. A
l (for the fall term) in order to receive equal
                                                                      student shall not be considered domiciled in
consideration. Students who plan to enter in another
                                                                      Michigan unless he is in continuous physical
term should apply at least eight weeks before the start
                                                                      residence in this state and intends to make
of that term. Continuing students (including cross-                   Michigan his permanent home, not only while
campus transfers) must apply by the deadlines                         in attendance at the University but indefinitely
announced by the Office of Financial Aid. It is                       thereafter as well, and has no domicile or
necessary to reapply for aid each year.                               intends to be domiciled elsewhere.
Other scholarships, grants, and short-term loans are               4. The following facts and circumstances,
available through the Office of Financial Aid. All                    although not necessarily conclusive, have

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     probative value in support of a claim for                         Registrar of possible changes in residence
     residence classification:                                         and to furnish all requested information
     a. Continuous presence in Michigan during                         pertinent thereto.
         periods when not enrolled as a student.                  b.    Applications for reclassification shall be
     b. Reliance upon Michigan sources for                             filed not later than 20 calendar days
                                                                       following the first day of classes of the term
         financial support.
                                                                       for which such reclassification is sought.
     c. Domicile in Michigan of family, guardian,                      Such application shall be filed with the
         or other relatives or persons legally                         Assistant Registrar for Residence Status (see
         responsible for the student.                                  “f” below for address) and shall set forth in
     d. Former domicile in the state and                               writing a complete statement of the facts
         maintenance of significant connections                        upon which it is based, together with
         therein while absent.                                         affidavits or other supporting documentary
     e. Ownership of a home in Michigan.                               evidence. Failure to timely file such an
     f. Admission to a licensed practicing                             application shall constitute a waiver of all
         profession in Michigan.                                       claims to reclassification or rebates for such
     g. Long-term military commitments in                              terms.
         Michigan.                                                c.    Any student may appeal the decision of the
     h. Commitments to further education in                            Assistant Registrar for Residence Status
         Michigan indicating an intent to stay here                    made pursuant to paragraph “b,” above, by
         permanently.                                                  taking the following steps within 20
                                                                       calendar days after notice of such decision
     i. Acceptance of an offer of permanent
                                                                       was served upon him, either in person, by
         employment in Michigan.
                                                                       mail, or by posting in a conspicuous place at
Other factors indicating intent to make Michigan the
                                                                       500 South State Street:
student’s domicile will be considered by the
University in classifying a student.                                   i. File with the Residency Appeal
                                                                          Committee a written notice of appeal
   5. The following circumstances, standing alone,                        stating the reasons therefore.
      shall not constitute sufficient evidence of
                                                                       ii.File said notice with the Assistant
      domicile to effect classification of a student as
                                                                          Registrar for Student Certification and
      a resident under these regulations:
                                                                          Residence Status, together with a written
     a. Employment in any position normally filled                        request that all documents submitted
          by a student.                                                   pursuant to paragraph “b,” above, be
     b. The lease of living quarters.                                     forwarded to the Residency Appeal
     c. A statement of intention to acquire a                             Committee. Failure to timely comply with
          domicile in Michigan.                                           this paragraph “c” shall constitute a waiver
                                                                          of all claims to reclassification or rebates
     d. Domicile in Michigan of student’s spouse.
                                                                          for the applicable term or terms.
     e. Automobile registration.
                                                                  d.   Reclassification, whether pursuant to
     f. Other public records, e.g., birth and
                                                                       paragraph “b” or “c” above, shall be
          marriage records.
                                                                       effective for the term in which the
   6. An alien who has been lawfully admitted for                      application therefore was timely filed in
      permanent residence in the United States shall                   accordance with paragraph “b” and for each
      not, by reason of that status alone, be                          term thereafter so long as the circumstances
      disqualified from classification as a resident,                  upon which the reclassification was based
      provided, however, that aliens who are present                   shall remain unchanged. Appropriate
      in the United States on a temporary or student                   refunds shall be made or accounts credited
      visa shall not be eligible for classification as a               within a reasonable time following such
      resident.                                                        reclassification.
   7. These regulations shall be administered by the              e.   Classification or reclassification based upon
      Office of the Registrar, in accordance with the                  materially erroneous, false, or misleading
      following residence review procedures:                           statements or omissions by or in support of
     a. It shall be the responsibility of the student to               the applicant shall be set aside retroactively
          register under the proper residence                          upon the discovery of the erroneous nature
          classification, to advise the Office of the                  of such statements.

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     f.   Inquiries should be addressed to:
             Residence Status Office
             Office of the Registrar
             1514 LSA Building
             University of Michigan
             Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382
             phone (734) 764-1400

**Please note: The one year continuous presence
requirement may not apply to individuals who can
clearly demonstrate that they did not come to the
state for either their own or a family member’s
educational pursuits. These individuals must file a
residency application for an official determination of
their status.

University of Michigan                   Kinesiology Bulletin   Fall 2001

Graduate Studies
This section of the Bulletin is intended to help
graduate students make informed choices about
applying to Kinesiology and satisfactorily
completing a graduate degree in Kinesiology.
Students should be sure to consult a faculty
advisor in addition to reading this section.
Kinesiology and/or the U-M Rackham School of
Graduate Studies may modify programs,
policies, or procedures in the future. Students
usually will be governed during their degree
program by the requirements and regulations in
effect when they were admitted.
Students may refer questions to the Graduate
Program Coordinator in Kinesiology or
Rackham Graduate School. To supplement the
information in this Bulletin, contact Rackham
Graduate School, (734) 764-4402 for the
following publications:
         Rackham Graduate School Bulletin
         (Student Handbook)
         Rackham Graduate School Bulletin Vol.
         II (Program Information and Course
         Information for Graduate Students

Also available at:

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The Master’s Degree                                      work within six consecutive years after their first
                                                         enrollment in the Rackham Graduate School.
                                                         If a student exceeds this limit s/he must petition
Kinesiology offers the Master of Science (M.S.)          the Dean of the Graduate School through the
and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees.                       graduate coordinator for a time extension, giving
                                                         reasons for the request and plans for the
Each program is intended for students with
                                                         continuation/completion of the degree.
exemplary academic and professional credentials
seeking advanced academic training in areas              Final Degree Check
related to human movement.
                                                         Students should complete forms for the Master’s
The MS and MA Degrees require at least 30                degree (available in the Office of Student
credits of course work or 24 credits of courses          Services) within the first two weeks of the final
and a 6-credit thesis. Students choose one of            term of registration. A check is then made to
three options:                                           determine if all requirements have been met and
                                                         a minimum of 5.000 G.P.A. (B) on a 9-point
         Comprehensive track, allowing for
                                                         scale has been maintained.
         flexible in-depth study of human
         movement.                                       Students who complete a majority of graduate
                                                         credits in science-based work within Kinesiology
         Ph.D. preparation track. Intended for
                                                         and a majority of credits in scientific coursework
         students who plan to continue toward a
                                                         outside Kinesiology will receive the Master of
         doctoral degree. This track requires a
                                                         Science (M.S.) degree. Those who take a
                                                         majority of their program in social science-based
         Specialist track. Currently Sport               work within Kinesiology or who fulfill the
         Management.                                     cognate requirement in social science or business
                                                         will receive the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.
Admission to the Program
Kinesiology welcomes applications from
                                                         Comprehensive Track
students of all academic programs and                    In this track students study human movement in
disciplines. Admission decisions are made by the         depth from different perspectives. The strength
Kinesiology Graduate Committee throughout the            of this program is its flexibility; working with
year; however, early applications are encouraged         their advisors, students can design a program to
since Kinesiology admits Fall term only for the          meet their particular interests. Students also
Master’s program and funded doctoral positions.          complete a 3-credit laboratory rotation, a 3-credit
The competition for funding includes all                 field experience, or both.
completed applications received by February 1.
                                                         Degree Requirements
In general, application materials include:
                                                         Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit
         Scores on the General Aptitude Tests of
                                                         hours for the M.S. or M.A. degree. Students are
         the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
                                                         required to take KINESLGY 615 (Philosophy of
         Official transcripts of earlier academic
                                                         Science in Kinesiology Research) and one
                                                         research statistics course. In addition, students
         Three letters of recommendation
                                                         must elect at least 9 hours of Kinesiology course
         Statement of purpose indicating goals,
                                                         work. Five of these may be for independent
         previous experience, and choice of
                                                         research (e.g. KINESLGY 684), practicum
         tracks within the program.
                                                         experience or internships (e.g. KINESLGY 680
         TOEFL (if applicable)
                                                         and 686). Included in the 30 credits, each
         Ph.D. Supplement (if applicable)
                                                         student must also complete at least 4 credits in
Time Limit                                               cognate work outside of Kinesiology.
It is strongly encouraged that students complete
their degree within two years after enrollment.          Ph.D. Preparation Track
Students must complete their Master’s degree
                                                         Students in this track work closely with a
                                                         professor in a laboratory or field setting. They

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participate with mentors in research, generate             more faculty oversee this specialty track, with
ideas, collect data, and write a thesis or research        input from other interested faculty in
paper prior to graduation. The minimum number              Kinesiology or other University Departments.
of credit hours to complete this track is 30. The
exact number will vary according to student                Sport Management Specialist Track
interests and advisor’s requirements.                      Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit
                                                           hours, including:
Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit                  Core Curriculum (12 hours)
hours for the M.S. or M.A. degree. Students are                    KINESLGY 503 Legal Aspects of
required to take KINESLGY 615, (Philosophy of                      Sport (3)
Science in Kinesiology Research) and one                           KINESLGY 509 Financial
research statistics course. In addition, students                  Management for the Sport Industry (3)
must complete a Master’s Thesis in KINESLGY
                                                                   KINESLGY 514 Strategic
619 (see requirements below). Students must
elect at least 9 hours of Kinesiology course                       Management in Sport (3)
work. Five of these may be for independent                         KINESLGY 550 Marketing
research (e.g. KINESLGY 684), practicum                            Management for the Sport Industry (3)
experience or internships (e.g. KINESLGY 680                   Plus
and 686). Included in the 30 credits, each                         KINESLGY 519 Sport Management in
student must also complete at least 4 credits in                   Depth (2)
cognate work outside of Kinesiology.
                                                                   KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of
Master’s Thesis                                                    Science & Research in Kinesiology (3)
A student with a B+ average for the first 12                       Sport Management Elective (3)
credit hours of graduate work will be permitted                Statistics credits taken outside
to proceed with writing a Master’s thesis. In                      Kinesiology (3)
addition to a thesis advisor, the student may have             Ten cognate credits of your choice –
a second faculty member serve on his/her
                                                                   any appropriate graduate-level course
committee. Students considering writing a thesis
are strongly encouraged to discuss possible                        offered by the Division or the University.
topics with potential thesis advisors as soon as
possible after entering the program.
                                                           Masters Degree
A student who plans to write a thesis should
consult in advance with his/her faculty advisor            Sample Program Contents
who will inform the student of the regulations
regarding thesis deadlines, distribution, and              I. Comprehensive Track for an
number of copies.                                             undergraduate Psychology major who wants
                                                              to learn more about human movement and is
Faculty Advisors
                                                              undecided about a specific career.
Any graduate faculty member in Kinesiology                          KINESLGY 502 Telecommunications
may advise in this track.                                           in Sport, Health and Fitness (3)
                                                                    KINESLGY 520 Graduate Seminar in
Student Enrollment                                                  Motor Control (3)
The number of students admitted to this track is                    KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of Science
determined by the number of faculty who are                         and Research in Kinesiology (3)
available to advise Ph.D. preparation students.                     KINESLGY 682 Independent Reading
                                                                    in Kinesiology (2)
Specialist Track                                                    KINESLGY 686 Internship in
                                                                    Kinesiology (1-6)
Currently, Kinesiology supports one specialist                      ACC 471 Accounting Principles (3)
track – Sport Management. Master’s students in
this track may obtain an M.A. degree. Three or

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         BIOSTAT 503 Introductory
         Biostatistics (3) or STATS 402
         Statistics and Data Analysis (4)
         HMNNUTR 652 Food Intake (3)

II. Comprehensive Track for an
    undergraduate Kinesiology major who wants
    more in-depth study in human movement
    with emphasis in business management.
        KINESLGY 502 Telecommunications
        in Sport, Health and Fitness (3)
        KINESLGY 503 Legal Aspects of
        Sport (3)
        KINESLGY 540 Graduate Seminar in
        Exercise Physiology (3)
        KINESLGY 551 Sport and Fitness
        Consumer Research (3)
        KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of
        Science and esearch in Kinesiology (3)
        KINESLGY 682 Independent Reading
        in Kinesiology (3)
        KINESLGY 686 Internship in
        Kinesiology (1-6)
        BIOSTAT 503 Introductory
        Biostatistics (3) plus one more
        Biostatistics course (e.g. BIOSTAT
        523/602/617/651/652) (3)
        MKT 502 Marketing Management (1.5)

III. Ph.D. Preparation Track for a graduate
     student planning to continue doctoral studies
     in Exercise Physiology
         KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of Science
         and Research in Kinesiology (3)
         KINESLGY 619 Master’s Thesis (6)
         KINESLGY 640 Advanced Exercise
         Physiology (3)
         KINESLGY 682 Independent Reading
         in Kinesiology (2)
         KINESLGY 672 Research Internship (2)
         BIOSTAT 503 Biostatistics (3)
         HNUT 652 Food Intake (3)
         PHYSIOL 502 Human Physiology (4)
         PHYSIOL 511 Systems and Integrative
         Physiology (3)

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                                                                    coursework does not count towards the
The Ph.D. Program in                                                Ph.D. degree.
                                                               2.   An applicant must have at least a B plus
Kinesiology                                                         average (3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 6.0 on a 9.0
                                                                    scale) average in previous graduate work. The
                                                                    relevance of previous graduate work to
The doctoral program leads to the highest degree                    Kinesiology should be clearly indicated in the
awarded by the Division of Kinesiology and the                      application.
University, and provides for the study of movement             3.   An applicant must submit GRE scores. An
at an advanced level. The program seeks to develop                  aggregate score of 1200 on verbal and
scholarly and research competence, and culminates in                quantitative sections of the GRE is expected,
an original doctoral dissertation that adds to the body             as is a three-section total of at least 1800,
of knowledge. The program is designed for those                     although these will not be treated as absolute
who intend to make their careers as scholars,                       minimums if other accomplishments are
teachers, researchers and professionals in                          outstanding.
Kinesiology or allied fields.                                  4.   Applicants whose native language is not
Ph.D. students choose from a set of core courses in                 English must provide TOEFL scores. TOEFL
Kinesiology, as well as cognate courses from other                  scores range from 0-300 (computer) or 310-
units, and complete a minimum of 30 pre-candidacy                   677 (written). Minimum scores for acceptance
credits beyond the Master’s level. Qualifying                       are 220 and 560 on the computer or written
examinations must be passed before advancing to                     version, respectively. A reasonable working
candidacy, after which the student completes an                     knowledge of written and spoken English is a
original doctoral dissertation. A minimum of 50                     minimum requirement for entry for all
credits including pre-candidacy and candidacy work                  students.
must be completed to graduate.                                 5.   As part of the application, a minimum of three
All Ph.D. students work closely with a faculty                      letters of recommendation must be received.
advisor from the beginning of their degree program.                 These should be from professors and/or
Working with the student and advisor, a Guidance                    professionals in careers related to the
Committee, Qualifying Examination Committee, and                    applicant’s interests who know his/her
a Dissertation Committee provide advice and                         academic background well.
evaluate progress at successive stages of the program.         6.   Prior to admission a Division of Kinesiology
                                                                    faculty member must agree to serve as his/her
A principal goal of doctoral training is the                        primary advisor. In rare cases a faculty
achievement of competence as an independent                         member will not meet the Division’s criteria as
scholar. This entails not only proficiency in research              a primary Ph.D. advisor. In such a case another
but in the dissemination of knowledge. An important                 qualified faculty member may act as co-
component of knowledge dissemination is guiding                     advisor. The advisor(s) and the student must
the learning of others. Each student’s program will                 agree to the advising arrangement before
be tailored to develop skills in knowledge                          admission can be granted. Please note that an
dissemination.                                                      advising arrangement does not imply a
                                                                    commitment for financial support of a student.
Admission to the Program                                            In some cases partial (or even full) support
   1. An applicant to the Ph.D. program must have a                 may be available, but it is not guaranteed.
      Master’s degree before being admitted. If the            7.   The applicant must submit a statement of
      Master’s degree is in a specialization other                  purpose, outlining his/her academic and
      than Kinesiology or a closely related field, the              professional background, as well as specific
      student may be asked to complete certain                      interests and goals for the Ph.D. program. This
      prerequisite coursework in Kinesiology. This                  statement should be complete and thorough as
      coursework would be determined at the time of                 it provides information that is central to the
      admission, taking into account the applicant’s                admission decision.
      background and interests. Prerequisite                   8.   It is advisable for Ph.D. applicants to visit the
                                                                    campus and meet prospective advisors and

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      current students in the program. Initial contact     by the Guidance Committee and advisor, depending
      may be with the prospective advisor, or the          on each student’s goals and background
      Chair of the Graduate Committee. Please
                                                               KINESLGY 615 Philosophy of Science and
      allow at least two weeks notice to set up such a
                                                               Research in Kinesiology (3 credits), or
   9. Admissions decisions are made on a periodic
      basis throughout the year by the faculty, on the         At least two advanced statistics courses,
      basis of all the application materials, and an           such as:
      interview with the applicant, if at all possible.             •   BIOSTAT 553 Applied Biostatistics
      Early applications are strongly encouraged, as                    (4);
      the number of places are limited. In addition,                •   BIOSTAT 560 Statistical Methods in
      various campus-wide fellowships are decided                       Epidemiology (4);
      early in the year. Applicants for Fall term                   •   STATS 413 General Linear Models (4);
      admission should apply by February 1 in order                 •   STATS 503 Applied Multivariate
      to be eligible for such fellowships.                              Analysis (3);
                                                                    •   Others
Requirements for the Ph.D.                                     At least two courses in the student’s
                                                               intellectual interest area; these would be
Degree                                                         selected in consultation with his/her advisor. It is
Minimum requirements include Kinesiology and                   assumed that courses offered by one’s primary
cognate coursework, a research rotation, the                   advisor would be a necessary part of each
qualifying examinations, and a dissertation. The               student’s coursework.
program of study for the initial period of coursework          At least two courses offered by the
is determined in consultation with the advisor, and            Division of Kinesiology.
must be approved by the student’s Guidance                     Participation in a monthly, not-for-credit,
Committee.                                                     Kinesiology Seminar is also expected.
Guidance Committee                                         Research Rotations
During the first year, each doctoral student will, in      One research rotation will be required, and will be
consultation with his/her Ph.D. advisor, convene a         completed within the first two years. The research
Guidance Committee consisting of a minimum of 3            rotation can take place within or outside Kinesiology,
faculty members, at least two of whom must be from         but must not be with the student’s mentor. The
Kinesiology (primary advisor plus one other                number of credits can range from 3-6 and will be
Kinesiology faculty member), and at least one              registered for either KINESLGY 684 (Independent
member from outside the department, but at the             Research in Kinesiology), or if outside Kinesiology, a
University of Michigan (cognate). During the first         comparable course in the department of the faculty
year (or first 12 credits), the student and advisor        member serving as supervisor. The grade for the
should plan the student’s program of study, covering       course will be satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
coursework and possible research rotations. The
student will circulate this document to the other          The rotation may be conducted for 1 or 2 semesters.
Guidance Committee members. The Committee will             The minimum expectation is that the student will
then meet with the student, and evaluate the proposed      complete a project that contributes to the research of
program of study taking into account program               the supervisor, and culminates in a written document.
requirements, the student’s interests and background,      Examples include an abstract submitted to a meeting,
any special opportunities that may be available. Once      a manuscript or portion thereof submitted to a peer-
approved and revised if necessary, the program of          reviewed journal, or a thesis submitted to the
study document will be placed in the student’s file        supervisor.
and circulated to the Committee members.                   The purpose of the rotation is to broaden and deepen
                                                           the student’s research experience by significant
Coursework                                                 involvement in research activities other than those of
The following are minimum coursework                       the advisor. For some students the rotation may be
requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology.          their first exposure to a research project. For more
Please note that additional courses may be required        experienced students, it may be a project culminating

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in a presentation at a national meeting or publication           2. All students will orally defend the written
in a peer reviewed journal. Research rotations may                  portion of their exam before the full
complement the students interests (for example,                     committee.
learning a relevant research technique) or may
                                                                 3. If the student is deficient in any aspect of the
provide contrast (for example, pursuing a different
                                                                    qualifying exam process, a single opportunity
topic or studying a primary interest from a different
                                                                    will be granted to remedy the deficiency. The
disciplinary point of view).
                                                                    deficiency must be remedied to the satisfaction
The rotation should involve background reading,                     of the qualifying exam committee by the end
acquisition of techniques novel to the student,                     of the next fall or winter term after the original
interaction with other research group members,                      oral defense date (whichever comes first).
interaction with the supervisor, formation of                       Students who fail to pass the qualifying
hypotheses, data collection, data analysis and                      examination on their second attempt will not
interpretation, and a statement of the significance of              continue in the doctoral program.
the project to the larger questions in that field of
                                                              Once the process of the qualifying examination is
                                                              engaged, no alteration of the committee will be
In addition to the research rotation, it is expected that     allowed except in cases where a member of the
the student will be involved in the research activities       committee is no longer able to serve (e.g. extended
of the mentor throughout the student’s tenure.                illness, death, separation from the University of
Qualifying Examinations                                       Satisfactory completion of these examinations (and
The charge of the qualifying exam committee is to             of coursework) qualifies a student to advancement to
evaluate the student’s readiness to advance to                candidacy.
candidacy. The written portion of the process may
take different forms depending on the discretion of           Candidacy and Dissertation
the advisor and the exam committee with input from
                                                              When a student has advanced to candidacy, he or she
the student (e.g. take home exams, closed exams,
                                                              will make a formal dissertation proposal, to be
grant proposals, review papers, etc). The written
                                                              approved by the Dissertation Committee, which
portion of the exam is followed by an oral defense
                                                              consists of at least four faculty members, at least two
before the full qualifying exam committee. The
                                                              of whom are from Kinesiology and at least one is a
following criteria apply regardless of the form the
                                                              cognate member outside Kinesiology, but at the
written portion of the exam takes:
                                                              University of Michigan. The student’s advisor serves
   1. Appropriate knowledge of the field or fields of         as the Chair of the Dissertation Committee, and the
      study for that student (breadth and depth is            composition of the committee must be approved by
      defined by the student’s qualifying exam                the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The
      committee)                                              doctoral dissertation must be original research of high
                                                              quality that makes a significant contribution to the
   2. Ability to integrate information from various
                                                              body of knowledge within Kinesiology. The proposal
                                                              takes the form of a scholarly document outlining the
   3. Ability to critically evaluate the literature in        problem, its background and significance,
      terms of both substance and methodology                 summarizing relevant literature, and outlining the
                                                              proposed research methods. It should include a
   4. Ability to solve problems creatively
                                                              tentative timetable, and outline any necessary
   5. Ability to articulate the significance of the           resources (space, equipment, etc.) required. Each
      chosen area of inquiry.                                 doctoral student is required to make a public
                                                              presentation of the dissertation proposal. The public
While the qualifying exam committee has broad
                                                              presentation should be announced 2-3 weeks in
discretion as to the form the exam takes, it is
                                                              advance to Kinesiology faculty and to cognate faculty
expected to rigorously adhere to the following
                                                              as appropriate. The proposal must be approved by
                                                              the Dissertation Committee prior to the public
   1. Examinations or papers will be graded by all            presentation. The Dissertation Committee will provide
      members of the qualifying exam committee.               the student with an informal evaluation of the public

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presentation. Research proposals that use animal or          Committee that their progress has been satisfactory
human subjects must receive approval from the                or justifies continuation of their support.
appropriate Institutional Review Board.
Once the proposal has been approved, the dissertation
                                                             Rackham Fee Totals
advisor will supervise the conduct and progress of the       Before graduation, doctoral students must have paid
student’s dissertation work. The student is                  the University of Michigan for a minimum of 50
responsible for apprising the Committee of progress          credit hours, typically 18 in pre-candidacy
and any modifications. If necessary, the Committee           coursework and 32 during candidacy. If a student is
can be reconvened, for example, to approve                   admitted without a relevant master’s degree, 68
substantial changes to the original proposal.                credits must be paid for, typically 36 at the pre-
                                                             candidacy level and 32 during candidacy.
The dissertation may be either a traditional
dissertation document or a compilation of
thematically linked published or publication-ready
                                                             Ph.D. Degree Application
manuscripts. The Rackham School of Graduate                  Rackham has a set of specified procedures that
Studies publishes guidelines concerning these                govern the application process. These are detailed in
alternative formats. Once the dissertation document          Volume 1 of the Graduate School publication.
meets with committee approval, an oral defense takes
place. At the time of the defense, the dissertation          Faculty Responsibilities
must be of publication-quality (as judged by the
dissertation advisor and committee). The first portion       Maintenance and growth of a successful doctoral
of the defense is a public lecture, after which the          program relies in large part on cooperation and
Dissertation Committee meets with the candidate in a         participation of adequately trained and prepared
closed session. The time and place of the public             supervisory faculty. It is not a goal in our Division to
presentation must be announced with adequate time            standardize doctoral advising and mentoring. Our
(e.g., at least a week) so that Division faculty and         goal should be to provide the best doctoral training
graduate students might attend if interested. Once           possible by using the resources available at this
satisfied with the defense, the dissertation committee       University. Divisional faculty members should be
recommends to the Rackham School of Graduate                 encouraged to make use of our unique strengths and
Studies that the Ph.D. degree be conferred.                  scholarship areas to attract and train doctoral
                                                             students. We should also understand that mentoring
Satisfactory Progress                                        doctoral students represents a major responsibility,
                                                             and we should each consider carefully the extent to
Satisfactory progress is defined as maintaining an           which we are prepared — in terms of training,
appropriate (as distinct from minimally acceptable)          interest, and willingness to invest time — for doctoral
academic record, reaching the various stages of              mentoring. Following are the most important areas
progress at or near the time expected of the majority        where faculty may exercise both influence on and
of students, and for students supported by teaching          support to doctoral students.
assistantships, giving evidence of satisfactory
                                                             Ph.D. Advisor. To be a primary Ph.D. advisor, a
                                                             faculty member must demonstrate recent and
Minimally Acceptable Grades                                  continuing interest and activity in the research
                                                             process. This should include research publications in
         Minimally acceptable overall grade point
                                                             peer-reviewed journals, scholarly presentations at
         average: B
                                                             national and international conferences, grant activity,
         Minimally acceptable grade in a
                                                             graduate teaching (formal classes, seminars, or
         Kinesiology course: B-
                                                             independent study), or compelling evidence of
         Minimally acceptable grade in a cognate
                                                             research scholarship deemed appropriate by the
         course: C
                                                             Graduate Committee and the Associate Dean of
Failure to receive an acceptable grade means that
                                                             Research. The Graduate School indicates that in
course credit will not be applied toward requirements
                                                             order to serve as a chair for a doctoral student’s
for the degree.
                                                             committee, a person must be a member of the
Students performing only at minimal grade levels will        “governing body” of the University, which is further
have difficulty in persuading the Graduate                   defined as an assistant, associate, or full professor,

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occupying a tenured or tenure-track position.                 Supervised teaching. Faculty and doctoral
Instructors or lecturers may co-chair, if they have an        students alike recognize the importance of teaching.
earned doctorate, but may not chair a dissertation.           Good teaching represents an effective way to pass on
Research scientists with an earned doctorate may              knowledge to others, and to stimulate discourse in
chair or co-chair a dissertation committee with               one’s area of scholarship. To the extent that many
approval from Rackham and the Dean of                         graduates of our doctoral program aspire to university
Kinesiology.                                                  positions, teaching represents a requisite skill for
                                                              employment. Advisors should be actively involved in
A continuing demonstration of research inquiry and
                                                              helping to develop teaching skills in their doctoral
scholarship is seen as necessary in order to cultivate a
                                                              students. This may involve assisting the student in
similarly thoughtful, rigorous approach to our
                                                              identifying an appropriate teaching area (and
discipline among doctoral students. In many ways,
                                                              supervisory instructor, if necessary), helping the
the tools that enable a student to approach a
                                                              student construct lectures and lesson plans,
discipline from a meticulous, logical, and scientific
                                                              evaluating student classroom teaching, or ensuring
point of view probably comprise the most important
                                                              that the student is aware of and takes advantage of
legacy that a professor can pass on to new
                                                              instructional training available at the University (e.g.,
generations of scholars. By accepting a doctoral
                                                              seminars and workshops at CRLT or sponsored by
student, a faculty member accepts responsibility for
                                                              the Instructional Technology Division).
appropriate training of this student. Should his or her
research training in a particular area be inadequate,         Research rotation supervisor. Although
the faculty adviser is nonetheless obligated to ensure        advisors do not supervise their own doctoral students
that students learn appropriate methodological and            in graded research rotations, they do supervise the
empirical skills.                                             development and contributions of doctoral students to
                                                              ongoing activities in their labs. Further, faculty
There are many areas (in the classroom, in the
                                                              members are responsible for supervising graded
laboratory, in interactions with faculty and student
                                                              research rotations of other students in their
colleagues) where a Ph.D. advisor’s wisdom,
                                                              laboratories. It is important to clearly state one’s
judgment, and assistance will be needed by the
                                                              expectations of doctoral students working in research
doctoral student. Therefore, faculty members should
                                                              labs, and to deliver clear and honest feedback about
ensure that they have adequate time to devote to each
                                                              lab performance. This feedback usually centers on
doctoral student to whom they have made
                                                              research-related performance (data collection,
                                                              analysis skills, attention to subjects), but may also
Guidance Committee. Quite often, incoming                     encompass interaction skills (e.g., ability to work
doctoral students will be unfamiliar with our                 with others in research settings).
particular program, with the breadth of faculty
                                                              Qualifying Examination Committee. As with
interests and abilities, and with the specific
                                                              the Guidance Committee, the advisor must take an
challenges of the next several years in the program.
                                                              active part in helping the student to choose
Helping the student choose interested, supportive,
                                                              appropriate Examination Committee members. The
and exacting faculty members to serve on the
                                                              advisor must assist the committee members by
Guidance Committee is an important contribution of
                                                              structuring the expectations for student performance,
the advisor. These faculty members should have
                                                              and by ensuring adequate contact between committee
some familiarity with the student’s particular area of
                                                              members and the student. Further, the advisor should
study and with the resources both inside the Division
                                                              help the student by ensuring that s/he is similarly
and around the University that will be useful to the
                                                              aware of these expectations. As the student prepares
student. It is important that the advisor assume
                                                              for the examinations, the advisor should also help to
responsibility to convene this committee early in the
                                                              guarantee that the content (e.g., reading lists prepared
first year, or at least before the first 12 credits have
                                                              by the student) represents neither too narrow nor too
been completed. It is also important that the advisor
                                                              broad a focus.
ensure that the committee is active in monitoring the
student’s progress during the first two years of              Dissertation advisor. Planning and conducting a
doctoral work. Ways to guarantee this involvement             dissertation is a multi-step process. It involves
include annual or bi-annual meetings, or encouraging          identifying a research question or questions,
one-on-one meetings between the student and                   evaluating their relevance and significance, deciding
committee members.                                            on appropriate variables and measures, designing a

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suitable research approach, formulating hypotheses to        If progress is not satisfactory at the time of the annual
be empirically tested, clearly presenting the rationale      review, the Graduate Committee may recommend
and the proposal to a faculty committee, collecting          that financial support be withdrawn. Satisfactory
data, analyzing the results, and interpreting one’s          progress is defined in section III, subsection G.
findings. Successful completion of a dissertation
requires successful completion of each of the                Summary of Committees
preliminary steps. The dissertation advisor must be
                                                             The student and their advisor form a guidance
available to participate at each step of this process,
                                                             committee during the student’s first 12 credits. The
and further, must be an active contributor to the
                                                             Guidance Committee then evolves into the
process. Although the ultimate responsibility for the
                                                             Qualifying Examination Committee, and this group
research product rests with the student, the advisor
                                                             ultimately becomes the Dissertation Committee,
must be somewhat generous with both his/her time
                                                             although its makeup may change after the Guidance
and advice as the research unfolds.
                                                             Committee completes its task. Members of the
Role of the Graduate Committee                               original Guidance Committee may serve on all three,
                                                             or substitutions may be made, as deemed appropriate
The Graduate Committee is responsible for initial            by the student and their advisor. No changes in the
screening of applications to the program, and for            makeup of the Qualifying Exam Committee may be
matching applicants to appropriate faculty mentors. It       made once the examination process is begun
is also responsible for maintaining oversight on the         (exceptions defined in section III, subsection E). The
state of the Ph.D. program within the Division.              makeup of the committees is as follows:
The Graduate Committee screens initial applications          Guidance Committee
to the doctoral program in Kinesiology. A
                                                                      Minimum 3 members.
preliminary decision is based on GRE scores
                                                                      Minimum 2 from Kinesiology.
(recommended 550 verbal, 650 quantitative, 1800
                                                                      Minimum 1 cognate (outside Kinesiology
total), GPA (3.4), statement of purpose, and
                                                                      but at UM).
accompanying letters of recommendation. The
Graduate Committee then passes on the files of               Qualifying Exam Committee
successful applicants to an appropriate faculty                       Minimum 3 members.
member or members. This is done based on research                     Minimum 2 from Kinesiology.
and scholarship interests. These faculty then review                  Minimum 1 cognate (outside Kinesiology
the applications provided by the Graduate                             but at UM).
Committee, and agree or decline to sponsor an
applicant. In their application, students may specify        Dissertation Committee
particular faculty members with whom they would                       Minimum 4 members.
like to work. Applicants are admitted to the doctoral                 Minimum 3 members from UM.
program only if sponsored by a member of the                          Minimum 2 from Kinesiology
doctoral faculty.                                                     Minimum 1 cognate (outside Kinesiology
                                                                      but at UM).
Once a year, each doctoral student will participate in
a progress evaluation with the Division’s Graduate
Committee. The purpose of this interview is to help
the student evaluate his/her progress towards the
                                                             Forms to be Completed/Signed in
degree, to determine whether barriers to success exist       Student’s File Before Graduation
for particular students, and to keep the Graduate
Committee apprised of successes and potential
                                                                      Annual Evaluations
problems within the doctoral program.
                                                                      Guidance Committee/Course Plan/Research
Continuation in the doctoral program is contingent                    Rotation
upon satisfactory progress toward the degree. If                      Qualifying Exams
satisfactory progress is not made, the Graduate                       Dissertation Proposal Approval
Committee may recommend that a student not                            Dissertation Defense
continue. Funding of students by the Division of
Kinesiology is contingent upon satisfactory progress.

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Graduate Program                                              applications are strongly encouraged. Various
                                                              campus-wide fellowships are decided early in the
Policies and Procedures                                       year. Applicants who wish to be eligible for these
                                                              should apply by February 1 for fall term admission.
                                                              Note: The Graduate committee does NOT meet in
                                                              July and August.
Students beginning the program for a Master’s or
Ph.D. degree enroll in the Horace H. Rackham
School of Graduate Studies.
                                                              Types of Admission
                                                              Applicants who satisfy all the admission
Graduate admission application forms are mailed to            requirements of the Rackham Graduate School and
prospective students with Kinesiology’s                       Kinesiology are granted regular admission.
supplementary admissions materials. Some students
are referred to the website where they can download           Conditional
the application and materials, or apply on line:                1.   Applicants deficient in some of the admission The application fee is                        requirements of the Rackham Graduate School
$55.                                                                 or Kinesiology who nevertheless show
                                                                     promise of being able to satisfy these
Kinesiology requires:                                                requirements, may be granted tentative
         Statement of Purpose. Please note that                      admission for a limited period to make up
         on the Graduate School application, the                     these deficiencies. Any credits earned under
         description of personal and academic goals                  tentative admission are considered graduate
         is especially important. Take time to write a               credits toward a degree only after the student
         thorough description of your objectives and                 has achieved regular admission status.
         why you believe the University of Michigan
                                                                2.   Graduates of a nonaccredited institution may
         would be an appropriate place to accomplish
                                                                     be granted tentative admission on the
                                                                     condition that they complete one term of 12
         Three letters of recommendation,
         including one or more from persons who can                  credit hours of additional qualifying work at
         attest to your academic accomplishments;                    the University of Michigan before completing
         Graduate Record Examination (GRE)                           the normal degree requirements.
         scores;                                                3.   Graduates of foreign or American institutions
         Two copies of the official transcript of                    whose previous preparation cannot be
         all previous undergraduate and graduate                     adequately evaluated and graduates who
         coursework from all colleges and                            received any part of their qualifying education
         universities attended (including the                        more than seven years before their application
         University of Michigan and U-M extension
                                                                     to theRackham Graduate School may be
         graduate study center coursework);
                                                                     granted tentative admission. Such applicants
         Ph.D. Supplement, if applicable;                            are permitted one term of study before regular
         TOEFL scores, if applicable.                                admission and may be required to complete
                                                                     additional qualifying work beyond the normal
Graduate Record Examination                                          degree requirements. The Director of the
                                                                     Office of Student Services may approve a
GRE scores are required for both Master’s and Ph.D.
                                                                     second term of study for these applicants.
applicants. It takes at least six weeks after the test
date to process scores, so be sure you take them in             4.   Undergraduate students in their final year of
advance of Kinesiology’s decision dates. Have ETS                    work toward a Bachelor’s degree may be
send your scores to: The University of Michigan code                 granted tentative admission on the basis of
#0001839                                                             academic credentials to date and pending the
                                                                     receipt of official transcripts indicating
Application Deadlines                                                satisfactory completion of all coursework and
Master’s and Ph.D. admission decisions are made on                   receipt of the Bachelor’s degree.
a rolling basis throughout the year. However,                   5.   Undergraduate students at the University of
Master’s students are admitted only for Fall. Early                  Michigan may be granted tentative admission

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       to the Rackham Graduate School if they are               one originally requested by the applicant. These
       within six credit hours of graduation at the             decisions are made under carefully presented
       beginning of a full term or are within four              conditions and are few in number. No additional
       credit hours of graduation at the beginning of a         forms or fees are required.
       half term.
                                                                Notification of Admission
Not a Candidate for Degree (NCFD)
                                                                Applicants for the Master’s degree are typically
NCFD admission may be granted to qualified                      informed of the action on their applications within
students who do not wish to pursue a degree but do              one month after their application is complete (all
wish to elect courses for graduate credit. NCFD                 materials received) and their application fee is paid.
applicants must submit the standard application form            Review of applications for the doctoral degree takes
to the Rackham Graduate School. Subsequent                      longer. Students are notified by mail. Students
consideration for admission to a degree program is              planning to enroll at the Ann Arbor campus must
contingent upon full review of credentials in                   submit a nonrefundable $100 enrollment deposit to
competition with other degree applicants. If an                 the Cashier’s Office and a report of a physical
NCFD student achieves regular admission to a                    examination to the University Health Service. Forms
Rackham degree program, some courses already                    for these purposes are mailed to admitted students by
taken may, under certain circumstances, be counted              the Rackham Graduate School. An admission
toward a graduate degree. If an NCFD student                    certificate is sent to the student after the enrollment
eventually wishes to complete a Rackham degree                  deposit is received. The enrollment deposit is applied
program, registration as an NCFD student for more               to the student’s fees for the term to which he/she has
than one term is not advisable since inappropriate              been admitted. No enrollment deposit is required of
coursework will not count toward a graduate degree.             students admitted for the spring/summer terms,
Guest Status                                                    special students, or students in U-M extension
                                                                graduate study centers.
Guest status is also available through the Rackham
Graduate School for one spring half or summer half              Admission is granted for a specific term and year. If
term. Procedure for admission requires proof that one           the student does not enroll that term, admission is
has a Bachelor’s degree; it does not require the usual          cancelled, and the application and supporting
application fee. This process is handled at the                 materials are placed in inactive status. Failure to
Rackham Graduate School Admissions Office.                      enroll for that term results in forfeit of the $100
                                                                enrollment deposit. Upon written request an
Visiting Scholar                                                application may be reconsidered for the following
Admission as a visiting scholar is granted to qualified         two full terms. After one full year a new application
individuals who wish to study and conduct research              and fee must be submitted.
at the University without earning academic credit.
Visiting scholar status may be granted to persons               Readmission
who have earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree or              Students in the Rackham Graduate School who have
its equivalent or who hold the rank of associate                not been enrolled for one full year must apply for
professor or higher at an accredited university.                readmission through the Rackham Admissions
Special admission forms and further information are             Office. Acceptance depends upon program approval
available from Rackham Graduate School.                         and upon availability of space and facilities for the
                                                                term in which readmission is desired.
Probationary Admission
Applicants to the Master’s program who are slightly             Registration
deficient with respect to Kinesiology’s academic                Graduate students obtain registration materials in the
standards may be admitted on probation.                         Kinesiology Office of Student Services after meeting
Probationary admittance requires the maintenance of             with their faculty advisor. Students must consult their
a 5.0 (B) average during the first eight credit hours of        advisor for approval of course elections. NCFD
graduate work at Michigan.                                      students are not assigned an advisor but must have
Deferred Admission                                              course elections approved by the Graduate
                                                                Committee Chair.
The Graduate Program admission committee may
grant deferred admission for the year following the

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All Rackham graduate students who have not been                 Work-Study employment, research assistantships, and
enrolled or who have been on detached study for 12              fellowship awards. Students should begin to
consecutive months must apply for readmission one               investigate financial aid possibilities in the fall term for
month prior to the term in which they wish to                   the following academic year. Many financial aid
register. Registration is conducted via “the web” on            programs have application deadlines. Since
wolverine access and must take place on or after                Kinesiology is able to provide only a few grants
students’ appointment times as assigned by the                  (which need not be repaid), students should apply for
registrar. Registration information is available at:            all types of aid for which they are eligible. Students                                      will not lose grant funds when they indicate they will
                                                                accept a loan or work-study position. However,
Registration for Independent Study                              distribution of need-based grants may be reconsidered
Courses                                                         should a student be awarded a merit-based grant.
All campus and off-campus students pursuing                     Contact the Kinesiology Office of Student Services or
graduate work who use University facilities such as             the U-M Office of Financial Aid for further
offices, libraries, laboratories, or computers, or who          information.
consult their advisors concerning their theses or
dissertations must be registered. Such students may             Office of Financial Aid
register for KIN. 682 (Readings), KIN. 684                      The Office of Financial Aid administers loan and
(Research), or KIN. 686 (Internship) KIN. 619                   Work-Study programs on the University of Michigan
(Thesis); or, in the case of doctoral students, for KIN.        Ann Arbor campus. Graduate students may apply
990 (pre-candidates for the dissertation) or KIN. 995           through this office for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan
(dissertation candidates). Prior to registration the            (FDSL,), Perkins Loan, and Work-Study employment.
student and instructor agree on the amount and type             Awards for FDSL, Perkins, and Work-Study programs
of work to be done and the number of credit hours to            are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
be granted. The student then registers for the course           Students must enroll at least half time to receive GSL
using the instructor’s designated section number.               funds, and full time to receive a Perkins Loan and
                                                                Work-Study. However, since determination of full-
Tuition                                                         time and part-time status differs among graduate and
                                                                undergraduate programs, students should verify their
The fees and charges of the University are
                                                                eligibility status with the Office of Financial Aid. The
determined by the Board of Regents and are subject
                                                                procedures for applying for financial aid are outlined
to change without notice by the Regents. For further
                                                                in the Rackham Admissions Brochure, or contact the
information see the Graduate School publication,
                                                                Office of Financial Aid.
Information for Graduate Students, which also gives
estimates of an average student’s living expenses at
the University of Michigan.
                                                                Academic Appeals
                                                                The appeals procedures of the Rackham Graduate
Kinesiology Financial Assistance                                School provide informal and formal address of
                                                                grievances for Rackham students. The student and
The Kinesiology graduate admissions committee
                                                                the subject of the grievance must meet certain
awards small scholarships to a limited number of
                                                                eligibility criteria; for details concerning the criteria
entering students. There is no application procedure;
                                                                and the process of appeal, check the Academic
students are considered for scholarship support when
                                                                Grievances Procedures section in the Rackham
they apply to the graduate program. Small amounts
                                                                Bulletin, Vol. I (Student Handbook).
of emergency financial aid are available through the
Office of Student Services. Research assistantships
are available occasionally, and are typically
                                                                Academic Discipline
supported by grant funds awarded to individual                  These types of academic dishonesty are subject to
faculty. Thus, application for these limited resources          academic discipline: cheating, plagiarism, knowingly
(which typically go to advanced Master’s and Ph.D.              furnishing false information to the University, or
students) are made directly to individual faculty               forging, altering, or misusing University documents
members.                                                        or academic credentials. Nonacademic misconduct
                                                                subject to discipline include harassment,
Other forms of financial assistance for graduate                unprofessional conduct, and misuse of University
students in Kinesiology include student loans and               property. Violations of conduct may result in

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dismissal from the graduate program. Policies are              The total number of honor points divided by the total
administered by the Office of Student Services. The            number of credit hours of the courses is the student’s
Rackham Graduate School guidelines for academic                G.P.A. An average of B, or 5.0, is required to remain
behavior are provided in their publication Academic            in good standing. Grades of D or E cannot satisfy any
Integrity, Policies and Procedures.                            degree requirement of Rackham Graduate School.
                                                               Students whose G.P.A. falls below a B in a given
Transfer Credit                                                term are placed on probation the following term or
Undergraduate level courses may not be counted                 denied permission to register. Students whose G.P.A.
toward the graduate degree. However, if a 400-level            falls below a B for two successive terms may, with
course in any department on campus is approved by              permission of their program chairperson, be granted a
Rackham for graduate credit, it may be elected for             final term during which the G.P.A. must be brought
credit toward the Master’s degree. Courses numbered            up to a B. Students whose G.P.A. falls below a B for
in the 400s that are required in order to meet the             three successive terms are required to withdraw from
graduate program prerequisites may not count toward            the University.
the Master’s degree. Be aware that such 400 level              For further information, see the Rackham Bulletin,
courses do count in the graduate student’s overall             Vol. I (Student Handbook), or
In order to recognize graduate credit earned in other
accredited higher education institutions and in other
units of this University, the Rackham Graduate
School provides, upon specific request, for the
transfer of a limited amount of graduate credit to
Master’s degrees sought here. Credit may be
transferred only if the coursework is applicable to the
student’s Master’s or Ph.D. program. Rackham
Graduate School differentiates two kinds of Transfer
Credit: Inter-University and Intra-University Credit.
Rackham accepts credits earned at the University of
Michigan for up to half of a student’s program
(however, be sure to check with Kinesiology to see if
these credits are acceptable). Rackham accepts up to
a maximum of six credits earned at institutions other
than the University of Michigan. For further details
of the University’s Transfer Credit policy, see the
Rackham Bulletin, Vol. I (Student Handbook).

Grading Policies
Graduate students are graded by the letter grade
system (A, B, C, D, E), except for specially
designated courses. Grades of + and - may be given
whenever such evaluation is possible. Grade point
average (G.P.A.) is computed by translating letter
grades into honor points for each hour of credit in a
         A+ = 9               C+ = 3
         A   = 8              C =     2
         A- = 7               C- =    1
         B+ = 6               D =     0
         B    = 5             E =     0
         B- = 4


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