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Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
The Exercise and Sport Sciences graduate program at New Mexico Highlands University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the sciences as it pertains to health, physical education, exercise science, and sport administration. By doing so, students are empowered with the research and inquiry skills to solve society’s problems relating to health, physical activity, sport, and leisure.
Human Performance and Sport
The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences has a graduate program in Human Performance and Sport (HPS), as well as two additional emphasis areas: Sport Administration and Teacher Education. All three of our HPS graduate degrees require 36 graduate credits. At the end of the coursework, students are required to complete a six-credit capstone experience. Students may choose a six-credit field project or thesis or may choose the comprehensive exam option. The comprehensive exam option requires six additional hours, as it is not taken for credit. Students completing this graduate degree are prepared to continue into doctoral programs or work in the field of human performance and sport.
Master of Arts in HPS
For the Human Performance and Sport graduate degree, only six credits are specified by the department, making this an excellent choice for graduate students desiring to tailor make their own program.
Master of Arts HPS Emphasis in Sport Administration
This program focuses on careers in management and administration in sport and related fields. Students are able to fine tune their classes to match their career goals from an administrative perspective.
Master of Arts HPS Emphasis Sport Administration: curriculum framework
Suggested Progression of Courses: MA HPS Emphasis Sport Administration
Master of Arts HPS Emphasis in Teacher Education
This program presents an opportunity to focus on careers in teaching in the public or private sector, national or international market, or in the sports and fitness industry. Students may select an area of study that best meets their specific interest in the fields of teacher education.
Master of Arts Emphasis Teacher Education: curriculum framework
Suggested Progression of Courses: MA HPS Emphasis Teacher Education
Accelerated Master’s Program
The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMAP) is offered through the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences (ESS). It is a 75% web-based program that offers students the convenience and accessibility of obtaining their master of arts degree in any of our three programs via online education classes. Read more
Students interested in a master of arts degree in Human Performance and Sport or who need advisement, should contact one of the following faculty members.
This degree is under the College of Arts and Sciences