Master of Science- Health, Human Performance and Recreation

 The online Master of Science degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of sport, physical education, wellness and recreation.  Candidates complete the required core of 15 (18 for thesis option) hours and one of three 12 hour curricular emphases offered within the degree and five hours of elective for a minimum of 32 hours.  Candidates selecting either the Human Performance and Wellness or Sport and Leisure Service Management emphases must complete an internship.


Admission Requirements

 For work leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Health, Human Performance and Recreation, a candidate must have obtained a grade point average of 2.70 in 20 semester hours of acceptable undergraduate credit from an appropriate Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance field.  These credit hours should be so distributed as to furnish an adequate background for the work required in the graduate major.  Conditional entry will be given if the grade point average in the undergraduate major field is below 2.70.  However, a grade point average of 3.00 must be attained within the first 12 hours of coursework to gain full admission.  Additional requirements include:

  • Department interview with either the Graduate Coordinator or Department chairperson
  • A written statement of educational goals and objectives
  • Two personal letters of reference