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Master of Science in Health and Human Performance (HHP)

This graduate program builds on the strengths of the Exercise Science and Physical Education and Recreation undergraduate programs.

Coursework includes courses in understanding human health, physical education, exercise physiology, athletic performance, and statistics.

This program is designed to prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings, such as in coaching, strength and conditioning, fitness and wellness programming, personal training, recreation specialties, and some health careers.

What you’ll experience in the graduate program

  • You'll learn how to educate and train students, conduct and translate research, and provide service in the areas of physical activity, preventive and rehabilitative exercise, nutrition, and health promotion.
  • You'll combine intensive on-campus coursework with experiential opportunities that will prepare you for the world of work.
  • You'll learn from faculty who are experts in the field.

Degree Requirements (37 hours)

Coursework includes courses in understanding human health, physical education, exercise physiology, athletic performance, and statistics. This program is designed to prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings, such as in coaching, strength and conditioning, fitness and wellness programming, personal training, recreation specialties, and some health careers. Admission prerequisite courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics

M.S. in Health and Human Performance (37 credits)

Required Core Courses                                        28 Semester Hours

RSM 510                     Introduction to Research Workshop

RSM 511                      Research Methodology

MAT 501                     Advanced Statistics

PSY 355/555              Sports Psychology

EXS 312/512               Motor Learning

EXS 330/530              Strength and Conditioning

HHP 510                     Organization and Administration in Sport

HHP 513                      Sports Nutrition

HHP 569                     Research/Internship

 

Choose Concentration 1 or 2

CONCENTRATION 1 Coaching                                                               9 Semester Hours

HHP 540                     Ethics and Sport Law

HHP 541                     Advanced Coaching Methods and Techniques

HHP 542                     Sports Biomechanics

 

CONCENTRATION 2 Strength and Conditioning                                 9 Semester Hours

HHP 550                     Advanced Exercise Physiology

HHP 551                     Advanced Strength Training and Program Design

HHP 552                     Endurance, Speed, and Agility Development

 

No

Application Fee

Low

Student to faculty Ratio

No

GRE Requirement