Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree in HPER for students interested in advancing their education and opportunities in the areas of teaching, health promotion, coaching, and research.
Most of the graduate faculty members in the department have completed doctoral degrees. Many of the faculty members are nationally recognized in their fields. The department is housed in a facility which includes five gymnasiums, human performance lab, athletic training lab, Olympic size pool, weight room, dance studio, pedagogy lab, and computer lab.
The Masters degree offered through the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Emporia State University is completed entirely online. This unique program was the first totally online accredited Master’s degree program in HPER in the United States.
The applicant is expected to have an undergraduate degree in health, physical education or recreation or a minimum of 12 undergraduate theory hours in physical education (including an exercise physiology course), or a related field representing the same breadth of preparation required for an undergraduate degree at Emporia State University. Students lacking the prerequisites in their undergraduate preparation are required to complete additional courses as prescribed by the advisor and committee.
All degree candidacy requirements specified by the Graduate School must be met. The student must have completed at least nine hours of course work in the graduate program of study at Emporia State University to be placed into degree candidacy.
Students may not take any more than 9 HOURS OF GRADUATE CLASSES without being accepted as a graduate student of the university.
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Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 35 thesis; 36 non-th
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999