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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Performance (Physical Education), M.S.

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Master of Science: Human Performance

Course requirements for the Master of Science degree in Human Performance include a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work plus any undergraduate courses deemed necessary of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work plus any undergraduate courses deemed necessary to correct deficiencies in the student’s background. This degree program is designed to prepare professionals for leadership roles as physical educators or exercise specialists. This degree program prepares students for advanced graduate work or careers in the following emphasis areas: exercise science or physical education. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

These degree program emphases provide concentrations of graduate level courses which are designed to facilitate preparation for attainment of professional certifications in human performance fields. These include: American College of Sports Medicine certifications (exercise specialist and health fitness instructor); National Strength and Conditioning Association certifications (strength and conditioning specialists), and state of Mississippi AA teachers licensure for physical education.

Requirements for Human Performance: Physical Education Emphasis

Career Opportunities

Students wishing to pursue careers in the instruction of movement and fitness activities in school and nonschool settings should pursue this emphasis within the degree program.

Laboratories, Field Experiences, Internships, Practica

HPR 696  is designed to provide students with opportunities for practical applications of relevant theories in professional field settings. In this multihour course, each semester hour of credit requires 50 clock hours of practicum. The student plans the practicum project and the instructor of record works with the student to develop a contract. The contract, mutually agreed upon by the student, the cooperating teacher or administrator, and the instructor of record, specifies the methods of accountability.

Special Program Requirements

Students seeking Mississippi AA teacher licensure must presently have an A Mississippi standard teacher licensure and must select this emphasis within the human performance degree. An undergraduate degree in physical education or a recognized teaching field from an NCATE accredited institution is required in the AA licensure program.

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive exam is required for all master's students and must be passed before proceeding to graduation. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

Core requirements total: 30 hours

The student must select either the thesis or non-thesis option.

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