Health and Sports Science, M.S.

Overview

Do you want to pursue your diverse interests in the field of health and sport science? Do you want to address the competencies essential to the professional development of both health educators and sport administrators?

Students in this program will learn to:

  1. Evaluate and synthesize the scholarly literature in the area of Health and Sport Science.
  2. Communicate advanced knowledge and ideas in the area of Health and Sport Science through well-organized writing and speech.
  3. Analyze and interpret data in the area of Health and Sport Science.
  4. Conduct independent research or applied research project appropriate to Health and Sport Science.

The Master of Health and Sport Science offers two emphases:

Coursework and fieldwork focus on developing the knowledge, understanding, and experiences required of professionals in the area of health education and sport administration/management.

 

Admission Requirements

Beyond the admission requirements for the Graduate College, admission to the Health and Sport Science program requires:

  • Possess an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 in all previous coursework attempted.
  • A score at or above the 30th percentile of college graduates nationally on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the equivalent on the verbal and quantitative ability portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
  • Students who score below the minimum exam requirement must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA in the first 12 hours of graduate coursework stipulated on the degree plan. If the 3.5 GPA is not met, additional courses approved by the advisor will be required. Financial aid may not extend to these courses.
  • Official results for Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be received by the Graduate College before the end of the first semester of graduate coursework

Future Students

Go Apply

Request Information

Online delivery mode

All courses are delivered online, with either synchronous or asynchronous
classes that are facilitated by an engaged faculty member that has the experiences and content knowledge to support your successes.

Course Duration: 8 and 16 weeks

Click here for Tuition and Fees

Contact

Dr. MooSong Kim
Department Chair

M.S. Health & Sport Science - Health Education Option

The goal of the Health Education option is to educate professionals who work with individuals, families and their communities to maximize, maintain and promote healthy lifestyles. Health education specialists are trained to collect and analyze data to identify community needs and implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and environments. Students are encouraged to pursue certification: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Health and Sport Science Core

  • H ED 5443 - Statistical Analysis of Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5553 - Research Methods in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5563 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5742 - Seminars in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5953 - Capstone
  • H ED 5993 - Internship in Health and Sport Science

17 hours in core

Health Education Option

  • H ED 5013 - Foundations of Health Education and Promotion
  • H ED 5113 - Epidemiology in Health Education
  • H ED 5183 - Methods and Strategies in Health Education
  • H ED 5353 - Health Communication
  • H ED 5473 - Designing and Evaluating Health Education Program

15 hours in option

See course catalog for full degree plan

M.S. Health & Sport Science - Sport Administration/Management Option

The Sport Administration/Management option is designed to serve graduate students interested in professional management or administrative opportunities in professional sports, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics administration, sports facilities, sports media, and sports marketing and management agencies. Future employment for Sports Administration/Management graduates would consider employment within intercollegiate athletics (including athletic departments, conferences, and national associations), professional sport organizations (teams and leagues), sport facilities, sports tours, corporate sports organizations (sports agencies), and the sports media.

Health and Sport Science Core

  • H ED 5443 - Statistical Analysis of Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5553 - Research Methods in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5563 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5742 - Seminars in Health Education and Sport
  • H ED 5953 - Capstone
  • H ED 5993 - Internship in Health and Sport Science

17 hours in core

Sport Admin./Mgmt. Option

  • MGMT 5213 - Sports Marketing and Communications
  • MGMT 5243 - Sports Finance Management
  • MGMT 5273 - Sports Management Leadership
  • P ED 5333 - Sports Facility Management
  • P ED 5373 - Sport Administration

15 hours in option

See course catalog for full degree plan

47%

Minority Students

26%

Increase in Adult Students

$13,428

Scholarships Awarded

nsu recognized by study dot com as one of the best    nsu online mba program ranked one of the best in the nation   nsu ranked as the best bachelor in finance programnsu ranked as one of the best colleges