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College of Health and Human Performance


Department of Health Education and Promotion


W. Michael Felts, Interim Chair, 2201 Carol G. Belk

MS in Athletic Training

The master of science in athletic training offers advanced-level study in athletic training for BOC certified (or eligible) candidates. Completion of the 40 s.h. program requires 34-37 s.h. in core classes, including 12 s.h. of practicum; and 3-6 s.h. of approved electives. A separate packet for the degree program is required and is available from the program director. Students may choose either a thesis or independent project as their culminating experience, seeking National Athletic Trainers’ Association program approval.
  1. Core - 34-37 s.h.
    ATEP 6020. Research Methods in Sports Medicine - 3 s.h.
    ATEP 6040, 6041, 6042, 6043. Sports Medicine Practicum - 12 .s.h.
    ATEP 6045. Advanced Organization and Administration in Sports Medicine - 3 s.h.
    ATEP 6050. Sports Medicine Related Injuries and Illness - 3 s.h.
    ATEP 6320. Applied Anatomy in Sports Medicine - 4 s.h.
    ATEP 6350. Evidence-Based Rehabilitation and Treatment - 3 s.h.
    ATEP 6500. Master’s Project or HLTH 7000. Thesis - 3-6 s.h.
    HLTH 5900. Stress Management - 3 s.h.
  2. Electives - 3-6 s.h.
    EXSS 5001. Nutrition and Exercise - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6131. Management and Leadership in Sport - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6132. Legal Aspects in Sports Management - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6133. Sports Marketing and Public Relations - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6200. Biomechanics - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6201. Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6204. Techniques in Biomechanical Assessment - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6207. Exercise Physiology - 3 s.h.
    EXSS 6445. Sport Psychology - 3 s.h.
    HLTH 6011. Introduction to Epidemiology - 3 s.h.
    RCLS 5130, 5131. Biofeedback: Principles and Practices - 3,1 s.h.

MS in Environmental Health (MSEH)

The master of science in environmental health requires completion of a minimum of 34 s.h. A student having no prior environmental health experience must take EHST 6010 (3 s.h.) and EHST 6980 (3 s.h.) in addition to the 34 s.h. minimum. All students must pass a written, comprehensive examination.

Environmental health offers two degree paths:

Research Option: Students must complete a thesis and also must take at least 4 s.h. of approved laboratory credit. A student may not count more than 15 s.h. from 5000-level courses or take more than 15 s.h. through online courses.
Applied Option: This option is intended only for Registered Sanitarians and Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Permission to choose this option must be obtained from the environmental health sciences program faculty. Students must complete a professional paper and may not count more than 15 s.h. from 5000 level courses.
  1. Research Option Courses - 13 s.h.
    HLTH/MPH 6011. Introduction to Epidemiology (3) or BIOS 5010. Epidemiology for Health Professionals (3)
    BIOS 7021. Biostatistics for Health Professionals I (3)
    EHST 5001. Seminar in Environmental Health (1)
    MPH 6020. Research Methods (3)
    EHST 7000. Thesis (3)
    All students write and orally defend a thesis. The thesis proposal and thesis must be approved by the student’s advisor and a committee comprised of at least 3 graduate faculty members, 2 of whom must be environmental health sciences faculty, and 1 reviewer from outside the department.
    Applied Option Courses - 13 s.h.
    HLTH/MPH 6011. Introduction to Epidemiology (3) or BIOS 5010. Epidemiology for Health Professionals (3)
    BIOS 7021. Biostatistics for Health Professionasl I (3)
    EHST 5001. Seminar in Environmental Health (1)
    EHST 6800. Environmental Health Program Management (3)
    EHST 6990. Environmental Health Professional Paper (3)
    All students write and orally defend a professional paper that reflects an applied learning experience leading to an environmental health action, intervention, or increased knowledge in the field. Paper may take many forms but summarizes a project selected by student and defended before student’s committee comprised of at least 3 faculty members, 2 of whom must be environmental health sciences faculty, and 1 reviewer from outside the program.
  2. Additional Environmental Health/Related Courses - at least 21 s.h.
    Course selection in consultation with the student’s advisor.
    EHST 5010, 5011. Principles of Toxicology and Laboratory (3, 1)
    EHST 5020. Environmental Toxicology (3)
    EHST 5164. Radiological Health Field Operations (1)
    EHST 5165. Advanced Radiological Health Physics Laboratory (ORAU) (1)
    EHST 5510. Physical Safety (2)
    EHST 5520. Biological Safety (2)
    EHST 5530. Chemical Safety (2)
    EHST 5540. Radiation Safety (2)
    EHST 5800, 5801. Solid and Hazardous Waste and Laboratory (3,0)
    EHST 6100. Elements of Environmental Engineering (3)
    EHST 6201, 6202, 6203. Individual Studies (1,2,3)
    EHST 6210, 6220, 6230. Topics in Environmental Health and Safety (1, 2,3)
    EHST 6300, 6301. Public Health Pests and Vector Borne Disease and Laboratory (3,1)
    EHST 6400. Technical Advances in Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment (3)
    EHST 6420. Sanitary Microbiology and Safety of Foods (3)
    EHST 6600. Air Quality Control Methods (3)
    EHST 6700, 6701. Industrial Hygiene Application and Laboratory (3,1)
    EHST 6710. Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality and Laboratory (3,0)
    EHST 6800. Environmental Health Program Management (3)
    GEOL 5710, 5711. Ground Water Hydrology (3,0)
    PLAN 6301. GIS and CAD applications for Planning (3)

Certificate in Security Studies

The department participates in the offering of a graduate certificate in security studies. See College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, for certificate requirements.

MA in Health Education

The master of arts degrees in health education and promotion provide advanced academic training for individuals employed or planning to seek employment as health educators in academic, clinical, community, and corporate settings. Undergraduate training in health education or the social and biological sciences is preferred. Applicants with undergraduate preparation deficient in these areas will be required to remove such deficiencies through supplemental course work as designated by the department’s graduate faculty.

The basic curriculum plan for the MA in health education and promotion requires 36 s.h. All students take the core courses and then select from one of three options: thesis, internship, or course work. Students select electives in consultation with their advisor.

Core courses: HLTH 6001, 6011, 6110, 6600, 6700, 6800, 6901, 6905 - 24 s.h.
Thesis option:
HLTH 7000 - 6 s.h.
Research skills: BIOS 7021 - 3 s.h.
Guided electives - 3 s.h.
The student writes and orally defends a thesis. The thesis proposal must be approved by the student’s advisor and a committee that comprises three health education and promotion faculty and an outside reviewer.
Internship option:
HLTH 6990, 6991 - 6 s.h.
Guided electives - 6 s.h.
The student completes a 240-hour internship experience and writes an internship report. The student also completes a comprehensive examination covering both core and research skills courses. The graduate advisor selects the committee to examine the student.
Course work option:
Guided electives - 12 s.h.
The student completes a comprehensive examination covering both core and research skills courses. The graduate advisor selects the committee to examine the student.

MAEd and MAT in Health Education

Please refer to the College of Education for the degree requirements for the master of arts in teaching and the master of arts in education, both of which lead to advanced certification.