Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Master of Science in Physical Education degree. This program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Admission to this program requires completion of a fourth-year (Bachelors) degree in Exercise Science or a closely-related field.
The graduate concentration in Human Performance is designed to prepare students for advanced study in exercise physiology and future employment in strength and conditioning, adult fitness and wellness, and corporate fitness. Special attention is also given to knowledge and skills necessary for certification (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and American College Sports Medicine certifications (e.g., Personal Trainer, Health/Fitness Specialist). The Human Performance program prepares graduates for interaction with both healthy populations and populations that are affected by chronic diseases (e.g., CVD, Diabetes) and the functional changes that occur during exercise with these populations. This program is completely online and does not lead to teacher certification.
Use of LiveText and Blackboard are required.
Hours to complete: 34-37 graduate semester hours required.
Primary contact for Online Program Information:
Dr. Jeff Chandler
Phone: (256) 782-5514