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Department of Health and Human Performance
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Cunningham Hall 139
Phone: 785-628-4376
Email: gaschumacher@fhsu.edu
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Master of Liberal Studies, Health Science option

The Master of Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Health Science, is offered in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Performance and utilizes a highly skilled faculty teaching a well-rounded curriculum. This degree offers graduate students all the flexibility of the Master of Liberal Studies degree in a framework that emphasizes highly practical skills in human performance issues. The curriculum integrates both topics of traditional importance alongside workshops in more contemporary issues to give students a broad overview of the discipline.

The MLS degree with a concentration in HHP is not a Masters in Health and Human Performance. If you are searching for a discipline-specific masters degree, you should check with your certifying agency to determine if the MLS degree will meet your needs. The MLS concentration in HHP will accept no more than six (6) transfer credits. Students completing the MLS in this concentration will have the following notation listed on their transcripts: "Liberal Studies (Health Sciences)"
Your degree program will consist of the 10 required IDS hours and 21 hours from HHP. Six hours from HHP are required (HHP 815 and HHP 874). The remaining 15 HHP hours are elective hours. The MLS degree with a concentration in HHP is not a Masters in Health and Human Performance. If you are searching for a discipline-specific master’s degree, you should check with your certifying agency to determine if the MLS degree will meet your needs. The MLS concentration in HHP will accept no more than six (6) transfer credits. Program contact info can be found at the bottom of this page. Click here for admission criteria.

Program Summary

Core (10 hours)

IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (1)
IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective (3)
IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society (3)
IDS 804 Information Literacy for Independent Learners (3)

HHP Virtual College Offerings (21 hours)

Required HHP: (6 hours)
HHP 815 Research in Health and Human Performance (3)
HHP 874 Graduate Independent Study: Culminating Experience (3) *Must be taken in your last semester

Electives (15 hours from the following)
HHP 610 Global Health (3)
HHP 612 Physiology of Aging (3)
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging (3)
HHP 618 Environmental Health (3)
HHP 619 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Elderly (3)
HHP 620 Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
HHP 625 Legal Issues in Health Care (3)
HHP 630 Administration in Health Care (3)
HHP 633 Assessment and Planning in HHP (3)
HHP 635 Motor Behavior (3)
HHP 670 Sports Marketing, Promotion and Planning (3)
HHP 810 Sport in American Society (3)
HHP 811 Health Promotion Programming (3)
HHP 812 Nutrition for Health and Fitness (3)
HHP 830 Secondary School Curriculum in Physical Education (3)
HHP 840 Coaching of Today’s Athlete (3)
HHP 855 Legal Issues in HHP and Athletics (3)
HHP 860 Facilities in Physical Education and Athletics (3)
HHP 820 Concepts and Objectives of Physical Education (3)
HHP 825 Statistical Analysis in Health and Human Performance (3)
HHP 650 Biomechanics (3)
HHP 835 Motor Learning (3)
HHP 850 Physiological Analysis of Motor Activity (3)

Program Contact

For more information, contact Mr. Glen McNeil to see if the Master of Liberal Studies degree concentrations offered through the Department of Health and Human Performance could be right for you. You can also reach Mr. McNeil at (785) 628-5296. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook

For more information, contact:

Director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program
The Graduate School, Picken Hall 306
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-5578

 

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