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Human Performance and Wellness

Master's Degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation with an Emphasis in Human Performance and Wellness

Achieve your career goals with the Human Performance and Wellness emphasis. This emphasis is an excellent program for students who possess education, health, exercise science, or similar degrees and want to pursue careers in education, community, or private settings. In addition to coursework, students must complete an internship as part of the Human Performance and Wellness emphasis. By completing this program, graduates will be well-prepared to enter the workforce and make a positive impact on the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

Human Performance and Wellness Emphasis

Emphasis Options:

  • Thesis Option: This option prepares 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.

Career Options: 

  • Community Wellness Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Health Sciences Instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach



Additional information
for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Catalog – see program guides