Physical Education - Human Performance (MSE)

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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, Exercise Physiologist). 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.

Potential Careers

  • Activity Specialist
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Anatomist
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Scout
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Camp Director
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Community Program Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Gym Manager
  • Healthcare Aide
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Health Educator
  • Kinesiologist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Military Officer
  • Orthopedic Technician
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Recreation and Leisure Supervisor
  • Recreation and Sports Director
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Assistant
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Spa Manager
  • Sporting Goods Sales Rep
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • University Professor
  • Wellness Coordinator

Median Annual Salary

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Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Dr. Majid S. Koozehchian 
(256) 782-5576