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Master of Science in Health and Human Performance

For those interested in helping others achieve greater levels of overall health and fitness performance through a focus on lifestyle and fitness, this Master's in Health and Human Performance Degree focuses on two concentration areas: Health and Fitness Promotion, and Coaching and Fitness Leadership. The online Health and Fitness Performance concentration develops candidates in an understanding of chronic disease prevention along with intervention skills to execute health promotion programs for diverse populations. The Coaching and Fitness Leadership concentration program is designed to help candidates achieve effective and ethical leadership styles in guiding individual and team performance.

Our master's programs in exercise science curriculum engages candidates in aspects of physical health in relation to human performance through an immersion in areas including research, statistics, nutrition, psychology, exercise physiology, health and fitness testing, and program design.

Goals for the Master's in Health and Human Performance Online Program

  1. Prepare online master's degree in exercise science candidates to understand the connection between lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity and general health and chronic disease.
  2. Equip master's in health and human performance degree candidates to implement health and fitness assessment, intervention and planning appropriate to diverse populations.
  3. Prepare master's programs in exercise science degree candidates for developing and applying effective leadership strategies and styles in a physical activity context, from fitness to competitive athletic levels.
  4. Ready master's programs in exercise science online degree candidates to effectively communicate with and educate others on behavior changes, assessment procedures and results, and program implementation.

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