Master of Liberal Studies Concentration in Health and Human Performance

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)"

Program Requirements:

  1. All applicants must meet the admission requirements as set forth by the Graduate School and the MLS program at Fort Hays State University.
  2. Each student admitted into the MLS concentration in HHP will be required to enroll in the following six (6) hours as a part of his or her approved program of study: HHP 815 Research in Health and Human Performance (3 credit hours); and HHP 874 Graduate Independent Study in Health and Human Performance: Culminating Experience (3 credit hours).
  3. Each student admitted into the MLS concentration in HHP must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination over the subject fields in his or her program of study. The comprehensive examination is not merely a reexamination of materials covered in the student's program of study but is a test of the student's ability to integrate materials from the program of study and any related or supporting fields. Each student will sit for a minimum of eight clock hours of comprehensive examinations, the content of which is determined by the HHP Department in cooperation with the Director of the MLS program.
  4. Each student must be admitted to candidacy before being eligible to take the comprehensive examination. Normally, the comprehensive examination is taken upon the completion of all the courses in the student's program of study or during the final semester of enrollment. All comprehensive examinations for MLS students in the HHP concentration will be proctored. Guidelines for the examination process will be provided to the student during his or her final semester.

 

 Spring Offerings    
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging 3
HHP 663 Assessment and Planning in Health and Human Performance 3
HHP 811 Health Promotion Programming 3
HHP 830     Secondary School Physical Education Curriculum 3
HHP 840 Coaching Today's Athlete 3
HHP 874 Graduate Independent Study: Culminating Experience 3
Summer Offerings 
HHP 619 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Elderly 3
HHP 670 Sports Marketing and Promotion 3
HHP 815 Research Methods in Health and Human Performance 3
HHP 860 Facilities in Physical Education and Athletics 3
HHP 874 Graduate Independent Study: Culminating Experience 3
Fall Offerings 
HHP 635 Motor Behavior 3
HHP 810 Sport in American Society 3
HHP 812 Nutrition for Health and Fitness 3
HHP 855 Legal Issues in Health and Human Performance 3
HHP 874 Graduate Independent Study: Culminating Experience 3

Program Contact

For more information, contact Mr. Glen McNeil to see if the Master of Liberal Studies degree in 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