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Programs in Health Promotion and Human Performance

The Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance offers a variety of degree options and graduate courses. Master's level options include the Master of Education degree, with emphasis in either Physical Education Teacher Development or Scientific Foundations of Physical Education. Alternatively, students may pursue the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree, which provides areas of emphasis in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiotherapy, Clinical Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics. Concentrations in Health include M.Ed. in Health Education, M.S. and Ed. in Public Health and M.P.H. in Public Health. The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health and Physical Education is offered with specialization areas in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics or Health Education.


Master of Education in Health Education


The main purpose of this degree program is to provide additional insight into educational cultural foundations, research foundations, curriculum, educational psychology foundations and health content and pedagogy. Students in this program already have an undergraduate degree in school health education or a related area. A. College Core 12 hours B. Specialization Area 21 hours HEAL 6500, 6600 and electives as approved by an adviser C. Project or Thesis 3 hours


Master of Education in Health Education with School Nurse Certification

Students in this program must hold nurses' licenses. The main purpose of this degree is to provide the knowledge and skill necessary to be certified for the position of school nurse. A. College Core 12 hours B. Counselor Education 6 hours CHSE 6220, 5020 C. Health courses 15 hours HEAL 5940, 6350, 6500, 6530, 6600 D. Project or Thesis 3 hours


Master of Science and Education in Public Health

This degree program is preparation for leadership in public health education, health program development, health policy administration, health services and information and health programs in academic institutions. Graduates of this program will be expected to contribute to the development of health policy, the growing body of research in public health and program development and the creation and communication of relevant health knowledge. A. Program Core 15 hours HEAL 6640, 6700, SOC 5180, ANTH 5760, RESM 5110 or SOC 5290 B. Program Electives 21 hours C. Internship (HEAL 6940) or Thesis (HEAL 6960) 3-4 hours


Master of Public Health

This degree program will provide advanced study beyond the bachelor's degree for persons wishing to update professional skills and obtain new professional competencies in the area of public health. The program will prepare students to enhance public health in the community and to be advocates for needed change. The graduates will be prepared to assess factors affecting health, critique and apply research findings and, in turn, develop strategies and implement various measures for health promotion and disease prevention. Students choose one of three tracks: Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Education or Public Health Administration. A. Master of Public Health Core 21 hours PUBH 600, 601 (MCO) PUBH 600, 680 (BGSU) HEAL 6640, 6600, 6930 B. Specialization 12 hours Select from: Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Administration or Health Promotion and Education C. Electives 9 hours Select courses with permission of an adviser D. Practicum or project 3 hours


Master of Education in Physical Education

Students studying in this degree program may choose one of two tracks: Scientific Foundations or Teacher Development. Within the Teacher Development track, students may elect a focus on adapted physical education or pedagogy. A. College Core 12 hours B. Specialization Area 21 hours Students elect a specialization in Scientific Foundation or Teacher Development and courses are approved by an adviser C. Project or Thesis 3 hours


Master of Education in Recreation and Leisure Studies

This degree focuses on the study of the field of recreation and leisure studies with an emphasis on careers within the natural environment. Students may elect to specialize in Recreational Therapy and Therapeutic Arts or in Recreation Administration. A. Research Core 3 hours B. Related Technical Areas 6 hours C. Recreation Core 9 hours D. Project/Thesis/Internship 3 hours E. Specialization Area 15 hours Students elect a specialization in Recreation Administration or Recreational Therapy and courses are approved by an adviser


Master of Science in Exercise Science

The primary purpose of this degree program is to stress the development of research or clinical skills in the area of exercise science. Students may elect to study in one of three areas: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiotherapy. Students pursuing these degrees choose non-teaching occupations and frequently go on to pursue doctoral work in these areas. A. Exercise Science Core 21 hours PED 5010, 5110, 6100, 6230, 6310, 6380 B. Specialization 9 hours Select a specialization in one of the following: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiotherapy. Courses are approved by an adviser. C. Master's Thesis 6 hours

Last Updated: 3/22/15