Physical Education

Graduate Programs


Master of Science - Health and Human Performance

The masters degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Kinesiology offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Students enter the Department from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, they enjoy an array of social and professional activities including participation in state and national organizations which provide excellent opportunities for professional development and interaction. Candidates are prepared for career opportunities in community and public health, school health, or teaching Lifetime Wellness. The non-thesis option requires completion of 33 semester hours. The thesis option includes 30 hours of coursework.



Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance


The Ph.D. in Human Performance is offered for the purpose of developing doctoral level expertise combining pedagogy with scholarly achievement and research excellence (applied or theoretical). There are five areas of specialization offered in the Ph.D. in Human Performance: Exercise Science, Health, Kinesmetrics, Leisure Studies or Physical Education.