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 49 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This includes a core of 19 credits, and two options: a thesis option with 18 additional credits from the physical activity/exercise concentration and 3 credits of electives, or a project option with 21 additional credits.
All M.A./M.S. students must complete a thesis or a project.
Common Required Courses (19 Credits)
||Principles of Health Behavior
||Qualitative Research Design
||Quantitative Research Design & Analysis
||Physical Activity, Health & Disease
|PHE 577||Exercise, Nutrition & Performance||3|
Thesis (9 credits) or Project (6 credits)
Physical Activity/Exercise Concentration - Thesis Option (18 credits) or Project Option (21 credits)
|USP 534||Data Analysis||4|
|SOC 592||Qualitative Methods||4|
|PSY 550||Occupational Health Psychology||4|
|PSY 571||Health Psychology||4|
|PHE 545||Men's Health||4|
|PHE 546||Urban and Community Health||3|
|PHE 551||Women's Holistic Health||3|
|PHE 552||Women's Health||3|
|PHE 556||Health Aspects of Aging||4|
|PHE 558||Perspectives on Aging||3|
|PHE 573||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|PHE 575||Exercise Testing Techniques||4|
|BI 517||Mammalian Physiology||4|
|BI 518||Comparative Animal Phsyiology||4|
|BI 520||Ethical Practice in the Life Sciences||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“Note: Applications to the M.A./M.S. Health Studies graduate degree program can be processed only if a thesis/project advisor has been identified and confirmed. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members directly in order to determine if an advisee vacancy exists, and if the faculty member is willing to serve as a thesis/project advisor.”