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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4376
Email: gpfeifer@fhsu.edu
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Master of Science in Health and Human Performance

Take your education and training to the next level with Master of Science in Health and Human Performance, and focus your degree program with a concentration in Exercise Science, Sport Administration or Movement and Sport Studies. In-depth instruction and hands-on experience make this a strong program for professionals seeking to further develop their career potential.

The program consists of a 17-hour core curriculum common to all Master of Science graduate students, plus an additional 15-hour accumulated from selected electives. You can choose a thesis option in any of the concentration areas with six hours of thesis becoming part of the 15 hour requirement. All students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to graduation. Admission requirements and Program Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Program Summary

Required Theory Core (17 hours)

HHP 850 Physiological Analysis of Motor Activity (3)
HHP 815 Research in Health and Human Performance (3)
HHP 820 Concepts and Objectives of Physical Education (3)
HHP 825 Statistical Analysis in HHP (3)
HHP 835/650 Motor Learning or Biomechanics (3)
HHP 875 Graduate Seminar (2)

Concentration in Exercise Science (15 hours)

HHP 650 Biomechanics (if not taken in core) (3)
HHP 845 Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology (3)
HHP 847 Advanced Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology (3)
HHP 899 Thesis (6)
OR
Approved Electives/Internship* (3-6)
AND
Graduate Project (3)
*A maximum of three hours of internship may be applied to program of study

Concentration in Sport Administration (15 hours)

HHP 800 Administration of Physical Education & Athletics (3)
6 credit hours from
HHP 633 Assessment and Planning HHP (3)
HHP 855 Legal Issues in HPER and Athletics (3)
HHP 860 Facilities in Physical Education and Athletics (3)
Approved Electives/Internship*/Thesis (6)
*A maximum of three hours of internship may be applied to program of study.

Concentration in Movement and Sport Studies (15 hours)

3 credit hours from:
HHP 650 Biomechanics (3)
HHP 835 Motor Learning (3)
HHP 845 Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology (3)
HHP 847 Advanced Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology (3)

3 credit hours from:
HHP 633 Assessment and Planning in HHP (3)
HHP 855 Legal Issues in HPER and Athletics (3)
HHP 800 Administration of Physical Education & Athletics (3)
HHP 860 Facilities in Physical Education & Athletics (3)

3 credit hours from:
HHP 635 Motor Behavior (3)
HHP 810 Sport in American Society (3)
HHP 830 Secondary School Physical Education Curriculum (3)
HHP 840 Coaching Today’s Athlete (3)
Approved Electives/Thesis (6)

Master of Science in Health and Human Performance Admission Criteria

  • Acceptance to the Graduate School at Fort Hays State University:
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 undergraduate credit hours in health and human performance, exclusive of service courses;
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for last 60 credit hours on the bachelor's degree; or
  • A 2.50-2.99 grade point average for last 60 credit hours on the bachelor's degree and a minimum score of 148 on both the Verbal and Quantitative components of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a minimum score of 396 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Program Contact
For more information, contact Dr. John Zody to see if the Master of Science degree concentrations offered through the Department of Health and Human Performance could be right for you. You can also reach Dr. Zody at (785) 628-4370.

 

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