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Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Health and Human Performance is comprised of 30 credit hours. All candidates complete a common core of courses, an area of concentration, and a program portfolio.

The Master of Science in Health and Human Performance requires the following:

1. Completion of a six (6) course common core requirement (18 credit hours):

  • HHP 530 – Research Methods
  • HHP 531 – Applied Statistics
  • HHP 532 – Applied Nutrition
  • HHP 533 – Health and Fitness Psychology
  • HHP 534 – Exercise Physiology
  • HHP 535 – Exercise Testing and Prescription

2. Completion of two (2) courses for an area of concentration (6 credit hours):

  • a. Health and Fitness Promotion concentration
    • HHP 536 – Foundations of Physical Activity in Health Promotion
    • HHP 630 – Health Promotion through Physical Activity
  • b. Coaching and Fitness Leadership concentration
    • HHP 537 – Coaching and Fitness Leadership
    • HHP 631 – Advanced Coaching and Fitness Leadership

3. Completion of two (2) elective courses (6 credit hours):

  • HHP 632 – Current Issues in Health Promotion
  • HHP 633 – Current Issues in Coaching and Fitness Leadership
  • HHP 634 – Strength and Conditioning
  • HHP 635 – Youth Health and Fitness
  • HHP 636 – Supplementation for Health and Human Performance
  • HHP 637 – Applied Sports Medicine
  • HHP 638 – Administrative and Management Strategies
  • HHP 639 – Special Topics
  • Course within a concentration or double concentration

4. Program Portfolio (0 credit hour):

  • HHP 690 – Program Portfolio in Health and Human Performance

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