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Master of Science in Health and Human Performance: Physical Activity and Health



You must submit the following materials to be considered for admission into the Health Promotion graduate program in HHP:


  • Cover letter - include a statement indicating interest in physical activity and public health
  • Three (3) professional letter of recommendation (at least two from university faculty)
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE score (>25th percentile)
  • GPA > 3.0


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.



36 total credit hours are required
Core Courses (31 hours minimum)
  • HHP 5550 - Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods (3hrs)
  • HHP 5830 - Research Methods (3hrs)
  • HHP 5490 - Physical Activity and Public Health (3hrs)
  • HHP 5495 - Physical Activity and Public Health Graduate Seminar (1hr)
  • HHP 5492 - Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation (3hrs)
  • HHP 5491 - Sedentary Behavior (3hrs)
  • HHP 5200 - Health Behavior Change (3hrs)
  • HHP 5370 - Community Nutrition (3hrs)
  • HHP 5781r - Practicum in Physical Activity and Public Health (6hrs)
  • HHP 5998r - Research (3hrs) or
  • HHP 5999r - Thesis (6hrs)

**Electives: up to 6 additional hours approved by Advisor and Committee