2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Exercise and Sport Leadership Option

The Master of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Exercise and Sport Leadership Option allows the practicing professional to pursue a course of study in Health and Physical Education designed in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Performance graduate faculty.

Core Courses 15
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation 2
HHP 540 Foundations of Sport Leadership 2
HHP 550 Psychological Principles 2
HHP 570 Sport Organizations and Governance 2
HHP 592 Seminar 2
Determined in collaboration with an advisor.  This list is illustrative, not exhaustive.
HHP 300/301 Motor Learning and Control & Lab 4
HHP 430/431 Exercise Physiology & Lab 4
HHP 432 Nutrition in Health and Human Peformance 3
HHP 463/464 Kinesiology and Biomechanics & Lab 4
MKT 340 Principles of Marketing 3
SOCI 448 Sport and Society 3
Professional Semester 9-12
HHP 590 Internship 3-6
HHP 599 Thesis 6
Total minimum credits 36

Comprehensive exams, written and oral, are required.

Student Learning and Outcome Assessment

Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Master’s degree program will develop specific proficiencies in conducting and evaluating research relevant to their unique professional specialization (see Plan of Study template above) in order to be able to provide professionally insightful and justifiable answers, opinions, advice, and direction to individuals and groups they serve.  As Master’s level students they will also demonstrate the ability to competently apply critical thinking and research skills to understand professionally relevant topics and issues.  Students will further demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills with various constituencies in diverse settings.  Outcome assessments are conducted in each course, during internship experiences, and at the conclusion of the research project or thesis.

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