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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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Graduate Programs in Health and Human Performance

Master of Science in Health and Human Performance
Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in Public Health Administration
ONLINE Master of Science in Health and Human Performance
ONLINE Master of Liberal Studies, emphasis in Gerontology and Health Science

Graduate students in the Department of Health and Human Performance are provided with the preparation required for their professional careers. Students can choose from emphasis areas in exercise science, sport administration, and movement/sport studies. Graduate students are involved in teaching, lab instruction, project supervision, athletic training, personal training, intramural programming, coaching, and project supervision.

Aside from these hands-on experiences, internship opportunities will also enhance student’s experiences. Service projects in the graduate department are not limited for students; they may choose to participate in programs such as, adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, and programming for special population, wellness programming, aquatic fitness and more. Collaborative experiences with Hays Medical Center – Center for Health Improvement are also available.

The Department of Health and Human Performance boasts some of the finest facilities in the Midwest. Facilities commonly used in the graduate program include:

  • Mediated classrooms
  • Human performance laboratory
  • Sports nutrition laboratory
  • Computer laboratory
  • Indoor pool
  • Wellness center
  • Indoor running track
  • Gymnasiums and dance studio

Research opportunities are also common within the graduate program. Priorities in the FHSU Human Performance Lab include:

  • Cardiovascular/metabolic demands of multidirectional and intermittent exercise
  • Supplemental diagnostic measures applied to clinical exercise testing
  • Testing, programming, and outcome measures related to clinical/elderly exercise
  • Athletic conditioning program variables
  • Biomechanical analysis of sport performance

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.

Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in Public Health Administration
The Master of Professional Studies degree is a multi-disciplinary master's degree designed to meet emerging workforce development needs. It is designed to develop advanced professional skill sets in various subject areas not currently represented at FHSU by Master of Science (MS) credentials.

ONLINE Master of Science in Health and Human Performance
Perhaps you would like to earn a Master's degree in Health and Human Performance, but your work and family obligations prevent you from enrolling in a traditional, face-to-face graduate program. Discover the flexibility and convenience of earning an MS in Health and Human Performance online - without sacrificing academic quality. 

ONLINE Master of Liberal Studies, emphasis in Gerontology and Health Science
The Master of Liberal Studies with concentrations in Gerontology and Health Science, is offered through the Department of Health and Human performance.  This option offers you the flexibility of a liberal studies graduate degree program 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. While the program has wide appeal to many different graduate students, this program may well appeal most to physical education teachers, coaches and health/wellness professionals.

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