Health and Human Performance

Program Curriculum

Department of Health and Human Performance offers MS in Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies with following concentrations:

Concentration in Athletic Administration

The Athletic Administration concentration is a practically-based master’s program designed specifically for full-time teachers and coaches who are interested in advancing their careers within the profession of Athletic Administration.

The Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies with concentration in Athletic Administration is an 100% online, one-year, 30-hour degree program. This includes 9 hours in the Fall and Spring semesters with 6 each Summer term. Courses are scheduled so that the program will be completed in one year, but students can spread out the coursework over a longer period of time if they choose.Students have the option to complete an internship with this concentration.

Students in this program will learn and incorporate a combination of theory and practice to the field of athletic administration. The student will be challenged to apply concepts from the following areas to their own current or future careers in athletic administration :

  • Ethics
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Law & Governance
  • Management
  • Marketing 
  • Sport Psychology

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For more information about this program, please contact: AthleticAdministration@tamuc.edu and also refer to the below given degree plans for Fall, Spring and Summer cohorts.

Fall Cohort

Spring Cohort

Summer Cohort

Athletic Admin Degree Plan

Concentration in Health Promotion

The Health Promotion concentration is geared toward individuals who work or desire to work in the wellness field.  Coursework includes program planning and implementation of health promotion programs; health psychology; global health; and health promotion with special populations; among others. This program is offered both in thesis and non-thesis track.

The degree is offered 100% online to be more accessible to the working professional.  Students in this program will receive professional training and development in the ares of:

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Cardiac Health Promotion.

For more information about this program, please refer to the below given degree plans for thesis and non-thesis track of Health Promotion.

Health Promotion - thesis (For students beginning coursework in 2016-2017)

Health Promotion - non thesis (For students beginning coursework in 2016-2017)

Concentration in Exercise Science

The Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies with a concentration in Exercise Science is a practically-based master’s program that is specifically designed for students who wish to further their education in:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology & Biomechanics
  • Research Methodology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Health or Sport Psychology

Students will have opportunities to receive hands-on training in health & fitness testing, such as body composition, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and muscle strength testing. Graduates may work as exercise physiologists in cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation facilities, corporate wellness centers, and other fitness facilities. Other avenues include personal training, strength and conditioning coaching, performing exercise science research with various populations, and/or advancing to Ph.D. or other professional/allied health programs.

For more information about this program, please refer to the below given degree plan: *Please note: the exercise science concentration is approximately 60% online*

Exercise Science - Thesis (For students beginning coursework in 2016-2017)

Exercise Science - Non-Thesis (For students beginning coursework in 2016-2017)

Concentration in Physical Education Pedagogy

The physical Education Pedagogy concentration is a program designed for individuals who hold a teaching certificate in physical education or related field and would like to advance their teaching career.The degree program is a 30 hour, 100% online which will allow students to maintain their teaching and coaching schedule.The courses will integrate real-world experience from your job setting to advance your knowledge and skills.

The program is specifically designed for those students who wish to further their education in:
 
  • Curriculum
  • PE Teaching strategies and skills
  • Sports psychology
  • Research and statistics

For more information about this program, please refer to the below given degree plan: 

Physical Education pedagogy (For students beginning coursework in 2016-2017)

Graduate Certificates

Exercise Science Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in exercise science is designed for individuals who wish to obtain nationally recognized certifications and eventually become employed in the physical activity, fitness, or exercise industries. The certificate consists of five graduate level courses (15 hours), such as fitness testing, exercise prescription, exercise physiology, sport psychology, nutrition, or exercise in health and disease, depending on the student’s career goals.

Physical Education Pedagogy Graduate Certificate

The Physical Education Pedagogy Graduate Certificate program is an 15-hour program of health, kinesiology, and sports studies course work for students who want to increase their knowledge and develop competencies in the area of teaching physical education.