Health and Sports Science, M.S.

 
 

 

The Master of Health and Sport Science offers two emphases: Health Education, and Sports Administration/Management. The program is designed to enable individuals to pursue their diverse interests in the field of health and sport science, while also addressing the competencies essential to the professional development of both health educators and sport administrators. 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

 

 

Program Information

Degree Available at

  • Tahlequah

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Contact

Dr. MooSong Kim
Department Chair

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 (17 hours)

Health Education Option (15 hours)

H ED 5553

Research Methods in Health Education & Sport

H ED 5183

Methods and Strategies in Health Education

H ED 5443

Statistical Analysis of Health Education & Sport

H ED 5113

Epidemiology in Health Education

H ED 5563

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Education and Sport

H ED 5353

Health Communication

H ED 5993

Internship in Health and Sport Science

H ED 5473

Designing and Evaluating Health Education Program

H ED 5742

Seminars in Health Education and Sport

H ED 5013

Foundations of Health Education and Promotion

H ED 5953

Capstone

 

 

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 (17 hours)

Sport Administration/Management

Option (15 hours)

H ED 5553

Research Methods in Health Education & Sport

P ED 5333

Sports Facility Management

H ED 5443

Statistical Analysis of Health Education & Sport

MGMT 5213

Sport Marketing and Communication

H ED 5563

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Education and Sport

MGMT 5243

Sport Finance Management

H ED 5993

Internship in Health and Sport Science

MGMT 5273

Sport Management Leadership

H ED 5742

Seminars in Health Education and Sport

P ED 5373

Sport Administration

H ED 5953

Capstone