Social Work and Kinesiology Dual Degree (M.S.W./M.S.)
Social Work and Kinesiology
Dual-degree Social Work and Kinesiology students take classes simultaneously over the course of two-and-and-half years in both Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education and complete a minimum of 78 credits for graduation. This includes two internships, one during their first year of study, and a second specialized block placement internship over the summer following the second year of study, which concentrates on the utilization and application of adventure therapy in an agency setting. This block placement internship may occur in New England or in other appropriate settings across the U.S. Students are also required to complete a teaching practicum supporting faculty teaching in the outdoor education program as well as an advanced studies project during their last year of study, which is supervised by faculty in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education and Social Work
Dual degree applicants in Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education must meet the requirements for both Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education. Applicants should check each program for their requirements which may be different; however, it is important to note that dual degree students are required for admission to have a minimum of 2 years of experience (post undergraduate) in the field of outdoor education with evidence of considerable leadership time with groups in outdoor settings, preferably with therapeutic populations. Applicants do not need to apply separately to each program but are instructed to apply online via the graduate school for the “Social Work: Dual Degree MSW and MS Kinesiology” option.
Dual degree applications are due by February 1st.
For additional information regarding the Social Work/KIN dual degree admission requirements, contact Anita Tucker at Anita.Tucker@unh.edu or Michael Gass at Michael.Gass@unh.edu.
Social Work and Kinesiology Dual Degree Program MSW/MS Courses
|SW 820||Social Welfare Policy I||3|
|SW 830||Social Work Practice I||3|
|SW 840||Implications of Race, Culture, and Oppression for Social Work Practice||3|
|SW 850||Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (HBSE I)||3|
|SW 880||Field Internship I (seminar and concurrent twoday/week internship/academic year)||3|
|KIN 882||Therapeutic Applications of Adventure Programming||4|
|KIN 885||Program Models and Evaluation in Outdoor Education||4|
|SW 831||Social Work Practice II: Practice in Small Groups and Community Organizations||3|
|SW 851||Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (HBSE II)||3|
|SW 881||Field Internship II||3|
|KIN 883||Psych Factors of Adventure Ed||4|
|SW 930||Advanced General Practice III: Clinical Assessment and Intervention||3|
|SW 962||Data Analysis and Statistics||3|
|SW 952||Human Behavior and the Social Environment III||3|
|KIN 897||Advanced Topics in Outdoor Education||2-6|
|SW 931||Advanced Generalist Practice IV: Community and Administrative Practice||3|
|KIN 886||Organization and Administration of Outdoor Education Programs||4|
|SW 865||Adventure Therapy: Facilitation and Processing of the Experience||3|
|SW 926||Social Welfare Policy II||3|
|SW 982||Field Internship III||4|
|SW 983||Field Internship IV||4|
|KIN 884||Historical Foundations of Outdoor Experiential Education||4|
|KIN 993||Teaching Practicum||2|
- Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
- Student engages diversity and difference in practice.
- Student advances human rights and social, economic and environmental justice.
- Engage in practice informed research and research-informed practice.
- Engages in policy practice.
- Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.