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*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 (, 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 graduate assistantship award in PAH/HHP, please contact the HHP Graduate Program coordinator Dr. Colston, or the HHP Department Head Dr. Liguori.


Master   Course Rotation Schedule


Spring ODD

HHP   5500 Epidemiology

HHP   5490 PA&PH

HHP   5200 Health Behavior Change

HHP   5491 Sedentary Behavior

HHP   5830 Research Methods




Fall ODD

Spring EVEN

HHP   5370 Community Nutrition

HHP   5492 Program Planning

HHP   5830 Research Methods


HHP   5495 Seminar (1) (Heath)