Human Performance & Wellness
Online Master's Emphasis

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The Human Performance and Wellness Emphasis prepares students possessing education, health, exercise science, or similar degrees for careers in education, community, and private settings. Candidates complete the required core of 15 (18 for thesis option) hours, 12 hours for the emphasis, and 5 hours of elective coursework, totaling a minimum of 32 hours. Candidates must also complete an internship for the Human Performance and Wellness Emphasis.



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  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $12,576*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2023-2024 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2023-2024 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • About Emphasis
  • Career Options

Options available for the degree include:

Thesis Option: This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.

Coursework Option: This option requires completion of coursework that demonstrates evidence of advanced coursework in an area of concentration. Departments will require evidence of competency through activities such as research papers, portfolios, practice, internships, comprehensive exams, or other individual work. Students should check with their major department for specific coursework requirements.

  • Community Wellness Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Health Sciences Instructor

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, seven minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, there are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. 

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