The MS in Human Movement Science will be offered in UP Mindanao beginning Academic Year 2022-2023, in September 2022. In preparation for this, the Department of Human Kinetics held the "Forum on the Off-Campus Offering of UP Diliman's Master of Science in Human Movement Science in UP Mindanao" on 09 June 2022.
Ms. Zenia Sanchez, in her presentation, expressed the MSHMS's goals "to equip its graduate with critical inquiry and research skills" and "contribute to nation-building through the promotion of human movement/physical activity-related pursuits."
Prof. Jonathan Cagas, the graduate studies coordinator of UP Diliman's College of Human Kinetics, answered questions regarding admissions. About 30 people who expressed interest in the degree program attended the forum.
UP Mindanao is working towards a proposed College of Human Kinetics. It presently offers the Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science (DESS) and the new Associate in Arts in Sports Studies (AASS). Undergoing final preparations are the Bachelor of Sports Science and the MSHMS.
The MSHMS in AY 2022-23 will be open for graduates of BS Education major in Physical Education, Bachelor of Physical Education, and DESS. As a UP Diliman off-campus extension program, pioneer graduates of MSHMS in UP Mindanao will receive a UP Diliman diploma.
[Clarification: UP Diliman is offering the MSHMS. UP Mindanao will only host it. The teaching faculty will be from the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics, augmented by a UP Mindanao faculty member]