Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies MS

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in Exercise Science - Option I Thesis

Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPK 519Research Methods in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies3
HHPK 528Sport Psychology3
HHPK 545Advanced Exercise Physiology3
HHPK 664Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescriptions3
HHPK 534Exercise in Health and Disease3
HHPK 530Sports Conditioning3
Thesis (6 semester hours)
HHPK 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)3-6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement
Required Support Course (Choose 3 courses - 9 semester hours)
HHPH 531Nutrition and Optimal Performance3
HHPK 532Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
HHPK 536Adapted Kinesiology3
HHPK 593Biomechanics3
HHPH 660GLB/Global Health Issues3
HHPS 535Soc of Sport & Phys Activity3
HHPK 516Current Topics in Health & Human Performance3
Total Hours36

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in Exercise Science - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPK 595Critiquing & Conducting Research3
or HHPK 519 Research Methods in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies
HHPK 528Sport Psychology3
HHPK 545Advanced Exercise Physiology3
HHPK 664Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescriptions3
HHPK 534Exercise in Health and Disease3
HHPK 530Sports Conditioning3
Internship (3 semester hours)
HHPK 537Internship in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies3
Internship requires instructor approval and completion of internship seminar in May or December prior to enrolling in course
Required Support Courses (Choose 4 courses - 12 semester hours)
HHPK 532Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
HHPH 531Nutrition and Optimal Performance3
HHPK 536Adapted Kinesiology3
HHPK 593Biomechanics3
HHPH 660GLB/Global Health Issues3
HHPK 516Current Topics in Health & Human Performance3
HHPS 535Soc of Sport & Phys Activity3
Total Hours36

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in Athletic Administration - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)
HHPK 595Critiquing & Conducting Research (3 semester hours required)3
or HHPK 519 Research Methods in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPK 516Current Topics in Health & Human Performance3
or HHPS 539 Sport Law
HHPS 535Soc of Sport & Phys Activity3
HHPK 528Sport Psychology3
HHPH 660GLB/Global Health Issues3
or HHPS 521 Fin & Econ in Sport
or HHPS 520 Governance and Ethics in Sport
HHPS 584Administration in Sport and Recreation Programs3
Required Support Courses (Choose 3 courses - 9 semester hours)
HHPS 520Governance and Ethics in Sport3
HHPS 521Fin & Econ in Sport3
HHPS 525Marketing and Public Relations in Sports3
HHPK 537Internship in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies3
Internship requires instructor approval and completion of internship seminar in May or December prior to enrolling in course
HHPS 539Sport Law3
HHPS 564Facilities & Equipment in Kinesiology & Sport3
Total Hours30

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in International Sport Management - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (18 semester hours)
HHPK 595Critiquing & Conducting Research (3 semester hours required)3
or HHPK 519 Research Methods in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPS 521Fin & Econ in Sport3
HHPS 520Governance and Ethics in Sport3
HHPS 525Marketing and Public Relations in Sports3
HHPS 566Issues in International Sport3
Required Support Courses (Choose 4 courses - 12 semester hours)
HHPS 539Sport Law3
HHPS 564Facilities & Equipment in Kinesiology & Sport3
HHPS 552Public Relations & Media in International Sport3
HHPS 554Sport Event Management3
HHPS 556Sport Analytics3
HHPS 558Managing People in International Sport3
Total Hours30

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in Sports Coaching - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (18 semester hours)
HHPK 595Critiquing & Conducting Research (3 semester hours required)3
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPK 528Sport Psychology3
HHPK 530Sports Conditioning3
HHPH 531Nutrition and Optimal Performance3
HHPK 590Sport Coaching3
Internship (3 semester hours)
HHPK 537Internship in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies3
Internship requires instructor approval and completion of internship seminar in May or December prior to enrolling in course
Required Support Courses (Choose 3 courses - 9 semester hours)
HHPK 536Adapted Kinesiology3
HHPK 516Current Topics in Health & Human Performance3
HHPS 520Governance and Ethics in Sport3
HHPS 535Soc of Sport & Phys Activity3
HHPS 539Sport Law3
HHPS 564Facilities & Equipment in Kinesiology & Sport3
Total Hours30

Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies emphasis in Human Performance (Accelerated BS-MS) - Option II Non-Thesis

The BS-MS accelerated degree program allows undergraduate students in the Kinesiology & Sports Studies-Human performance concentration to begin coursework towards the Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies-Human Performance program during their senior year at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students can earn a B.S. and M.S. degree in five years upon completion of degree requirements for both degrees. A maximum of 12 graduate hours can be taken as an undergraduate, and students cannot be admitted to the MS program until all undergraduate courses are complete. Students must apply to the master’s program during their final semester classified as a senior and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, students should have taken certain upper-level courses in their junior year to ensure they can be successful taking graduate courses with UG courses in their senior year (e.g., HHPK 335, HHPK 350, HHPK 417, HHPK 450). Students must earn a B or higher in these courses.

Required Core Courses (12 semester hours)
HHPK 595Critiquing & Conducting Research3
or HHPK 519 Research Methods in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies
HHPK 528Sport Psychology3
HHPK 545Advanced Exercise Physiology3
HHPH 531Nutrition and Optimal Performance3
Internship or Reserach Project (3 semester hours)
HHPK 551Advanced Research in Kinesiology3
HHPK 537Internship in Health, Kinesiology, & Sport Studies3
Internship requires instructor approval and completion of internship seminar in May or December prior to enrolling in course
Required Support Courses (Choose 5 courses - 15 semester hours)
HHPK 617Stat Proc Hlth/Hum Perf3
HHPK 530Sports Conditioning3
HHPK 534Exercise in Health and Disease3
HHPK 664Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescriptions3
HHPK 532Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
HHPK 536Adapted Kinesiology3
HHPK 590Sport Coaching3
HHPK 593Biomechanics3
HHPH 660GLB/Global Health Issues3
HHPK 516Current Topics in Health & Human Performance3
HHPS 535Soc of Sport & Phys Activity3
Total Hours30

Note:  For more information see the bottom of the page at:  BS-MS 5 year Accelerated Pathway.

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.