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. The degree program normally takes a minimum of two years to complete.
For work leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Health, Human Performance and Recreation, a candidate must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.70, regardless of degree earned. A candidate holding a degree from another discipline must have a 2.70 grade point average in 20 semester hours of acceptable undergraduate credit from an appropriate Health, Human Performance and Recreation field. A grade point average of 3.00 must be attained within the first 12 hours of coursework to gain full admission. Additional requirements include:
HHPR 890 is taken for 3-5 hours depending upon the topic and the recommendation of the advisor.
In addition to core requirements, students must complete one area of emphasis
The Human Performance and Wellness emphasis prepares students possessing education, health, exercise science or similar degrees for careers in education, community and private settings. This emphasis includes 12 hours of required courses and five hours of electives.
HHPR 895 Internship must be taken in Human Performance and Wellness.
The Sport and Leisure Service Management emphasis prepares students possessing recreation, education, business or similar degrees for management careers in sport, leisure, and education settings. This emphasis includes 12 hours of required courses and five hours of electives.
HHPR 895 Internship must be taken in Sport and Leisure Service Management
The General Emphasis provides students the opportunity to develop a broad background in Health, Human Performance and Recreation professions. This emphasis includes 12 hours of required courses and five hours of electives.