Master of Science Degree with a Major in 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. The degree program normally takes a minimum of two years to complete.


Admission Requirements

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:

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