Physical Activity and Health

The Physical Activity and Health (PA&H) program is designed to prepare graduates to work in the areas of community and public health, within the public, private, and government sectors.  There is ample opportunity for hands-on experience through practicums and Individual Study, and a Thesis option for those students interested in going on to a doctoral program.  The PA&H program is a cohort design, thereby emphasizing full-time students who can begin studies in the Fall of each academic year.

Admission to the PA&H MS program is as follows:

All interested students must first be accepted to the UTC Graduate School (http://www.utc.edu/graduate-school/), which requires a $35 (domestic students) and $40 (international students) fee to apply.

Complete applications to the UTC Graduate School should include:

  1. Cover letter - include a statement indicating interest in PA&H
  2. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation (at least two from university faculty)
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Transcripts of all previous undergraduate work completed
  5. GRE scores from within the past 5 years

To be considered for admission into the PA&H program, applicants must have at minimum:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA > 3.0
  • GRE scores at or above the 25th percentile
  • A cover letter indicating interest in and knowledge of PA&H
  • At least two of the three reference letters from a university faculty member

The above criteria qualify an applicant for CONSIDERATION as a candidate, but do not guarantee admission. Other factors, including faculty advisee load, applicant letter of interest, and more will also be considered for admission.

For those students interested in a this graduate program, please contact the HHP Physical Activity and Health Program coordinator Dr. Nicholas Boer at (423) 425-4173 or Nicholas-Boer@UTC.edu

 

Core Courses: (31 or 34 credit hours depending on Research option):

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HHP 5200 - Health Behavior Change

HHP 5370 - Community Nutrition

HHP 5490 - Physical Activity and Public Health

HHP 5491 - Sedentary Behavior

HHP 5492 - Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation

HHP 5495 - Physical Activity and Public Health Graduate Seminar

HHP 5550 - Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods

HHP 5781r - Practicum in Physical Activity and Health

HHP 5830 - Research Methods in Sports Medicine

 

Research Option (select one)

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HHP 5998r - Research

HHP 5999r - Thesis

*Note: HHP5781 Practicum course: this is a repeatable course of variable (1-6 cr hr) enrollment; a total of 6 credit hours are required; however, not all of the 6 credit hours have to be completed in the same semester.

 

Electives to complete 36 credit hours

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CRMJ 5130 - Diversity and Crime

ESC 5180 - Case Studies in Environmental Problems

BIOL 5420 - Environmental Physiology

ENGL 5250 - Proposals and Prospectus Writing

HHP 5170 - Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology

HHP 5180 - Advanced Exercise Prescription

HHP 5250 - Advanced Fitness Assessment

HHP 5250L - Advanced Fitness Assessment Laboratory

HHP 5350 - Promotion of Worksite Health and Human Performance

HHP 5410 - Exercise and the Older Adult

HHP 5450 - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

HHP 5470 - Thermal Physiology

HHP 5650 - The Psychological Impact of Injury, Illness and Chronic Disease

Approved Graduate Courses

 

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Graduate level courses that are not on this list may be approved toward the MS degree in Health and Human Performance. This will be determined on a case by case basis.

 

Total 36 Credit Hours