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2011-12 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Performance, Health Concentration, M.S.


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Norman Weatherby, Program Director
(615) 898-5241
Norman.Weatherby@mtsu.edu

The Department of Health and Human Performance  offers three Master of Science degrees: one with a major in Exercise Science; one with a major in Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Health and in Kinesiology; and one with a major in Leisure and Sport Management with concentrations in Sport Industry and in Recreation and Leisure Services.

The department also offers the Ph.D. in Human Performance with specializations in five areas: Exercise Science, Health, Kinesmetrics, Leisure Studies, and Physical Education.

Additionally, the department offers courses in Communications Disorders (CDIS).

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements


Admission decisions will be made after reviewing all materials and determining the applicant’s capacity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study. Admission decisions are based upon consideration of a number of criteria which are believed to indicate a high potential in the graduate program.

Admission to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Health and Human Performance program requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate must have earned undergraduate prerequisites of at least 18 semester hours in health and human performance professional courses or have a baccalaureate degree in an area determined by the admissions committee to be related to the competencies required in the field of health;
  2. an acceptable grade point average (GPA) in all college work taken;
  3. completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with acceptable scores. Successful applicants to the M.S. in Health and Human Performance typically have scores on the GRE Verbal and Quantitative measures which exceed 146 and 140 respectively (current scale) or 400 (former scale) with a total combined score that exceeds 286 (current scale) or 800 (former scale). The Analytical Writing Assessment score is also considered.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Application deadline: Applications for Summer/Fall admission must be complete by March 1, and applications for Spring admission must be complete by October 1. Late applicants who meet the admission criteria may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.shtml);
  2. submit official scores on the GRE;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. provide three letters of recommendation from persons who can address their academic qualifications and potential for success in graduate study;
  5. provide a 400-word statement of purpose giving their reasons for applying to the program, their academic interests, and their professional goals.

Degree Requirements


 Candidate must

  1. complete either the thesis or non-thesis curriculum as detailed below in the Curriculum section;
  2. if choosing the thesis option,
    1. select a thesis committee composed of two members (one of whom must be from the Department of Health and Human Performance);
    2. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice;.
    3. successfully complete an oral examination relating to the thesis.
  3. if choosing the non-thesis option, successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Health and Human Performance, Health


 Candidate must complete 30 hours (thesis option) or 32 hours (non-thesis option) in the following course of study:

Thesis Option (30 hours)


All candidates for the M.S. in Health in Human Performance with a concentration in Health opting for the thesis option must complete 30 semester hours in the following course of study (no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours at the 5000 level can be counted toward the degree):

Note:


Candidate may incorporate 6 semester hours of designated cognate courses or a minor of 12 semester hours into the program upon approval of the graduate advisor and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Non-thesis Option (32 hours)


All candidates for the M.S. in Health in Human Performance with a concentration in Health opting for the non-thesis option must complete 32 semester hours in the following course of study (no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours at the 5000 level can be counted toward the degree):

Note:


Candidate may incorporate 6 semester hours of designated cognate courses or a minor of 12 semester hours into the program upon approval of the graduate advisor and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Program Notes


Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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