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Master of Science in Applied Health Science Degree (MSAHS), School and College Health Programs Major
School and college health programs, designed to be both comprehensive and coordinated, promote the health of children and young adults. Students in this major accrue professional skills required to design, deliver, and assess effective health programs in preschools, schools, and colleges.
A minimum of 36 graduate credit hours is required for the school and college health programs major. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. A minimum grade of C– is required in each course. A minimum of 20 credits must be in the Department of Applied Health Science. All electives for completing the degree must be approved by the advisor.
Complete each of the following courses (24 cr.):
- HPER-H 500 Philosophy and Principles of Health Education (3 cr.)
- HPER-C 589 Models and Theories of Health Behavior (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 502 Instructional Strategies for School and College Health (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 510 Organization of School Health Programs (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 594 Health Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 623 School Health Program Management (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 695 Acquiring and Managing External Funds in Health and Human Services (3 cr.)
- HPER T590 Introduction to Research in Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (3 cr.)
Complete one of the following courses (3 cr.):
- HPER-H 653 Practicum in School Health Management (3 cr.)
- HPER-H 599 Master's Thesis (3 cr.)
Select and complete one of the following three (9 cr.) options:
Option 1: Pre-K to 12 School Focus:
Select two courses (6 cr.) from Education Leadership with EDUC-A prefix, and select one course (3 cr.) with HPER-C, F, H, S, N or T prefix (note: must be a statistics course if you are completing a master's thesis.)
Option 2: Post Secondary Schools Focus:
Select two courses (6 cr.) from Higher Education with EDUC-C prefix, and select one course (3 cr.) with HPER-C, F, H, S, N or T prefix (note: must be a statistics course if you are completing a master's thesis.)
Option 3: Health Content Focus:
Select three courses (9 cr.) with HPER-C, F, H, S, N or T prefix. (Note: must be a statistics course if you are completing a master's thesis.)
Students develop professional skills through required internships near the end of the program of study that can be completed in one of a number of local school corporations. They can also be involved in research with faculty members and fellow students.
Sources of potential employment for program graduates are numerous and varied and include public and private schools and colleges; local, state, and federal agencies; international agencies; voluntary health agencies; and professional associations. Prospects for employment are excellent, especially if the individual is willing to relocate.