M.A./M.S. Health Studies
The M.A./M.S. degree in health studies is designed to provide a research-oriented opportunity for students with an interest in physical activity/exercise. Students must complete each of the common required courses (including the completion and defense of a thesis) as well as a concentration of courses in the area of physical activity/exercise.
Students applying to the M.A./M.S. degree program should have an undergraduate academic background in a health-related discipline. Previous coursework in the biological sciences may be helpful, depending upon the graduate academic plan of study that the student wishes to pursue.
Students pursuing the M.A./M.S. degree in health studies must complete at least 48 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This includes a core of 21 credits, 24 additional credits from the physical activity/exercise concentration and 3 credits of electives.
All M.A./M.S. students must complete a thesis.
Common Required Courses (21 Credits)
||Principles of Health Behavior
||Qualitative Research Design
||Quantitative Research Design & Analysis
Physical Activity/Exercise (24 credits from this list)
|USP 534||Data Analysis||4|
|SOC 592||Qualitative Methods||4|
|PHE 556||Health Aspects of Aging||4|
|PHE 558/658||Perspectives on Aging||3|
|PHE 573||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|PHE 575||Exercise Testing Techniques||4|
|PHE 576||Physical Activity, Health and Disease||3|
|PHE 577||Exercise, Nutrition, and Performance||3|
|BI 517||Mammalian Physiology||4|
|BI 553||Biology of Aging||3|
[Other graduate courses may be substituted only with advisor pre-approval]
Complete at least three (3) credits of electives
Advisor: Gary Brodowicz- firstname.lastname@example.org