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Kaley Klaus, MLS Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 235

Health Sciences Concentration

About the Program

The Master of Liberal Studies concentration in Health Sciences 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 along side 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 appeal most to:

  • Physical education teachers,
  • Coaches,
  • Athletic administrators, and
  • Health/wellness professionals.

Many graduate students interested in furthering their education will find the off-campus delivery model used in the HHP concentration to be conducive to their specific educational needs.

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.

Program Admission Requirements

This concentration requires a minimum of 2.5 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Note: The MLS concentration in Health Sciences will accept no more than six (6) transfer credits. 

Program Curriculum

MLS Core Courses: 10 credit hours (required)

  • IDS 801: Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies
  • IDS 802: Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective
  • IDS 803: Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society
  • IDS 804: Information Literacy

Concentration Core: 3 credit hours (required)

  • HHP 815: Research in Health and Human Performance

Select five courses from the following: 15 credit hours

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

Culminating Experience: 3 credit hours

  • HHP 873: Culminating Experience

Total Hours Required: 31 credit hours

The transcript notation for a studeNT completing this concentration may read as:

  • Master of Liberal Studies
  • Major: Liberal Studies (Health Sciences)

Program Contact

Contact Glen McNeil (785-628-5296) to see if the Master of Liberal Studies degree in Health Sciences is right for you. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read the MLS Student Handbook.


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