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Graduate Programs

 

Graduates of our programs work in a range of professions such as Regional and State Health Departments, teach in elementary and secondary schools, provide leadership in corporate fitness and cardiac rehabilitation programs. We have excellent collaborations with State Health programs, regional medical centers and exercise promotion facilities.

DOCTORAL SPECIALIZATION: PATHOKINESIOLOGY

The Pathokinesiology specialization focuses on the scientific study of human movement (kinesiology) as it relates to any abnormal condition (patho) affecting movement and postural dysfunctions. The ultimate goal of research in Pathokinesiology is to help improve the quality of life of individuals who have movement and postural dysfunctions.

The Pathokinesiology Program is supported by four research laboratories: the Biomechanics, Sensory Motor Behavior Laboratory, Sports Medicine Laboratory, and Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Laboratory

MASTER OF EDUCATION: PHYSICAL AND SPORT EDUCATION

The Master of Education in Physical and Sport Education is a non-thesis option for professionals, such as teachers, coaches, school administrators, and other fitness professionals. The degree is designed to promote best practices and enhance discipline knowledge in KHS professionals in public school districts, private schools, and other community-oriented agencies. All courses are presently offered through USU's Distance Education Program online. 

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT

Undergraduate degree in Physical Education or other teaching degree. Interest in obtaining content coursework toward physical education teaching endorsement.

MASTER OF FITNESS PROMOTION

Graduate students choosing the MS KHS Master of Fitness Promotion will focus on developing skills and attributes for designing, delivering and evaluating fitness and wellness programs designed to improve the quality of life of the program's participants.

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

Preferred undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as Kinesiology, Exercise or Sport Sciences. If other degree candidate may have to complete prerequisite undergraduate courses such as Human Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Anatomical Kinesiology.

Master of public healthMASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH: HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at USU trains students to be leaders in the field of Public Health. The MPH provides students with a strong educational and research foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, sociobehavioral public health, policy and administration.

MPH graduates will be prepared for careers in health care professions, academic institutions, local, state, and federal health agencies, private industry, and non-profit organizations.

MASTER OF SCIENCE: KINESIOLOGY

KHS offers a Master of Science in Kinesiology with Specializations in the following areas: Exercise Science, and Sports Medicine. Each program is a two-year curriculum with no required summer courses. Graduate studies in KHS allow students a more in-depth course of study within their discipline combining advanced coursework with research and practical experience to prepare graduates for employment opportunities in their field. The MS degree also provides an excellent preparation for students pursuing admission into Medical School, School of Dentistry, Physical Therapy or other health professions graduate education.

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

Exercise Science-Preferred undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as Kinesiology, Exercise or Sport Sciences. If other degree candidate may have to complete prerequisite undergraduate courses such as Human Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Anatomical Kinesiology.

Sports Medicine- Candidates must have received an undergraduate degree in Athletic training from an accredited program and be a certified or be eligible to become a certified Athletic Trainer.

Master of Science: Sport MangementMASTER OF SPORTS MANAGEMENT

The Sports Management program is a professional degree offered fully online, focusing on administration and management within the sports industry. The curriculum is designed and strives to provide students with a comprehensive and well-rounded degree that will include content in the areas of finance, marketing, legal issues, event and facility management, sociology, ethics and leadership as they apply to sport.

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT

Undergraduate degree from a regioinally accredited university. There is no prerequisite or restriction on what undergraduate degress are acceptable as students are accepted from many different educational backgrounds.