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UT Tyler Offers Accelerated Program in Department of Health, Kinesiology

December 16, 2010

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Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology will offer an accelerated degree program for its students, Dr. Peter J. Fos, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, announced.

The program, approved this fall, allows a select group of kinesiology students to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in kinesiology in only five years. This program is the first of its kind in the field.

Students enrolled in the department’s Accelerated Bachelor to Master’s Degree Program must complete core courses with at least a 3.0 GPA and then complete kinesiology core courses with at least a 3.5 GPA.

“This opportunity is awesome,” said Dr. Scott Marzilli, Department of Health and Kinesiology chair. “Following the completion of the kinesiology core, students would begin taking 15 hours of graduate course work. Upon completion of their bachelor’s degree, they would only have 21 hours of graduate courses to complete their master’s degree.”

The ABM degree program in kinesiology prepares for a broad range of careers in exercise, physical education, coaching or sport-related settings and provides the foundation for subsequent doctoral study in exercise science, physical education and/or kinesiology.

The program will begin next fall. To apply, call 903.566.7031.

For more information about the UT Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/hkdept/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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