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Master of Science in Education


CONCENTRATION: HUMAN PERFORMANCE (non-teacher certification)

Core Requirements (18 semester hours):

  • HPE 500 - Foundations of Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 508 - Research in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 537 - Issues in Wellness & Sport (3)
  • HPE 555 - Advanced Anaerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 556 - Advanced Aerobic Physiology (3)
  • HPE 575 - Physical Fitness & Wellness (3)

Human Performance Concentration (15 semester hours):

  • HPE 531 - Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3)
  • HPE 539 - Diet and Performance (3)
  • HPE 583 - Perceptual Motor Development (3)
  • FCS 537 - Advanced Nutrition Assessment (3)


  • FCS 538 - Critical Issues in Nutrition and Food Science (3)
  • HPE 590 - Directed Study (3)

33 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • 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. 
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