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Dr. Joe G. Schmalfedt,
Interim Department Chair
Wilson Physical Education Complex, Room 237
505.454.3032  FAX: 505.454.3001
E-MAIL: jschmal@nmhu.edu


 


 

Mission Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences

The mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences is to improve the quality of life related to the many aspects of human movement. We concentrate on a full spectrum of human potential, from young to old, fit to unfit, recreational to highly athletic, healthy to diseased, and able-bodied to disabled. Our programs are related to the study of exercise physiology, health, teaching, athletic injuries, recreation, sport administration, and coaching.

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Faculty

  • Ronald Benedict (Pre-Professional Health)
  • Bill Hayard (Generalist)
  • Kathy Jenkins (Exercise Science)
  • Yongseek Kim (Sport Administration)
  • Joe Schmalfeldt (Physical Education)
  • Ruthy Watson (Health)

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Master of Arts in Human Performance and Sport (MA)

This program continues the undergraduate program’s emphasis on physical education, health, wellness, and sport. The program is flexible in offering a number of course options for school applications; social, legal, and ethical dimensions; advanced exercise physiology; health; and specialized topics, such as sports psychology and special physical education.

Students in the master’s program also receive a foundation in inquiring skills, including research methods and assessment as preparation for a comprehensive study. Students select from the following options: a thesis, field project, or comprehensive exam. A total of 36 credit hours are required.

Master of Arts in Human Performance and Sport with Concentrations in Teacher Education and Sports Administration

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 and sports administration. The following emphasis areas are flexible and inclusive: Teacher Education and Sports Administration. With advisement, students may select an interdisciplinary approach that best satisfies their specific needs. Students may select a thesis, field project, or comprehensive exam option. A total of 36 credit hours are required.

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Master of Arts in Human Performance and Sport (MA)

Required courses: 6 credit hours

HPS 620 Research Methods in HPLS (3)

HPS 670 Assessment & Evaluation in HPLS (3)

Electives: 24 – 30* Choose at least 24 credits from the following:

HLTH 521 Epidemiology (3)

HLTH 535 Selected Topics in Health (3)

HLTH 569 Public Health & Wellness (3)

HLTH 574 Stress Management (3)

HLTH 589 Fitness/Wellness Program Leadership (3)

HLTH 590 Independent Study (1 – 4)

HPS 508 Principles, Ethics, & Problems of Athletic Coaching (3)

HPS 515 Women in Sport (3)

HPS 516  Aquatic Management (3)

HPS 521 Designs for Fitness (3)

HPS 528 Nutrition & Supplements for Sport (3)

HPS 530 ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Review (3)

HPS 532 NSCA Strength Coach Review (3)

HPS 5/634 Practicum in HPS (1 – 4)

HPS 5/635 Selected Topics in HPS (1-4)

HPS 536 Pediatric Exercise Physiology (3)

HPS 538 Physical Activity & Aging (3)

HPS 561 Sport Marketing & Promotion (3)

HPS 565 Planning Areas & Facilities (3)

HPS 568 Physical Education for Special Populations (3)

HPS 572 Biomechanics of Sport (3)

HPS 576 Stress Testing (3)

HPS 578 Psychology of Coaching (3)

HPS 5/690 Independent Study (1 – 4)

HPS 604 Curriculum Design (3)

HPS 612 Sport in Society (3)

HPS 613 Physical Education, Athletics, and the Law (3)

HPS 641 Issues in HPLS (3)

HPS 650 Seminar (1)

HPS 651  The Administration of Athletics (3)

HPS 660 History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport (3)

HPS 682 Physiological Basis of Sport Performance & Conditioning Programs (3)

HPS 692  Independent Research (1-4)

Students must choose one of the following (6 credit hours):

HPS 697 Field Project (1 – 6)

OR

HPS 699 Thesis (1 – 6)

OR

*Comprehensive Exam Option: Students must complete 6 more credits of approved electives. In addition, the students must pass a comprehensive examination over the graduate program. This examination may be taken after midterms in the last semester of coursework.

Required: 6 credit hours
Electives: 24 credit hours
Project/Thesis: 6 credit hours OR
Exam: 6 additional elective credit hours

Program Total: 36 credit hours

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Master of Arts in Human Performance and Sport with concentrations in:

Teacher Education and Sports Administration

Core Requirements:

Research Methodology: 6 credit hours

These courses satisfy the university’s research criteria.

GNED 610 Educational Research Interpretation (3) (Education emphasis)

OR

MGMT 601 Business Research Methods (3) (Business emphasis)

OR

HPS 620 Research Methods in HPLS (3)

AND

HPS 670 Assessment & Evaluation (3)

Students must choose one of the following (6 credit hours):

HPS 697 Field Project (1 – 6)

OR

HPS 699  Thesis (1 – 6)

OR

Comprehensive Exam Option: Students must complete 6 more credits of approved electives. In addition, the students must pass a comprehensive examination over the graduate program. This examination may be taken only after midterms in the last semester of coursework.

Required core coursework: 12 credit hours

HPS 612 Sport in Society (3)

HPS 613 Physical Education, Athletics, & the Law (3)

HPS 641 Issues in HPLS (3)

HPS 604 Curriculum Design (3) (education students only)

OR

HPS 651 The Administration of Athletics (3) (sports administration students only)

Core Total: 24 credit hours

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Concentration in Teacher Education

Select 12 credits from the following (18 credits if you are selecting the comprehensive exam option).

HLTH 574 Stress Management (3)

HPS 508 Principles, Ethics, & Problems of Athletic Coaching (3)

HPS 515 Women in Sport (3)

HPS 516 Aquatic Management (3)

HPS 521 Designs for Fitness (3)

HPS 528 Nutrition & Supplements for Sport (3)

HPS 530 ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Review (3)

HPS 532 NSCA Strength Coach Review (3)

HPS 5/635 Selected Topics in HPS (1 – 4)

HPS 536 Pediatric Exercise Physiology (3)

HPS 538 Physical Activity & Aging (3)

HPS 5/650 Seminar in HPS (1 – 4)

HPS 561 Sport Marketing & Promotion (3)

HPS 568 Physical Education for Special Populations (3)

HPS 572 Biomechanics of Sport (3)

HPS 576 Stress Testing (3)

HPS 578 Psychology of Coaching (3)

HPS 5/690 Independent Study (3)

HPS 660 History and Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport (3)

EDLD 673 Public School Administration (3)

HPS 682 Physiological Basis of Sport Performance & Conditioning (3)

Concentration Total: 12 credit hours

Research: 6 credit hours
Required core: 12 credit hours
Electives: 12 credit hours
Project/Thesis: 6 credit hours 
OR 
Exam:  6 additional elective credit hours

Program Total: 36 credit hours

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Concentration in Sports Administration

Select 12 credits from the following(18 credits if you are selecting the comprehensive exam option):

EDLD 673 Public School Administration (3)

ACCT 606 Managerial Accounting (3)

FIN 607 Financial Management (3)

MGMT 664 Organizational Behavior (3)

MIS 525 Information Systems: Management Issues & Technology (3)

Mktg 511 Marketing Research (3)

HPS 508 Principles, Ethics, & Problems of Athletic Coaching (3)

HPS 515 Women in Sport (3)

HPS 516 Aquatic Management (3)

HPS 5/634 HPS Practicum (1 – 4)

HPS 5/635 Selected Topics in HPS (1 – 4)

HPS 5/650 Seminar in HPS (1 – 4)

HPS 509 Economics & Finance of Sport (3)      

HPS  512 Public Relations in Sport (3)

HPS 561 Sport Marketing & Promotion (3)

HPS 565 Planning Areas & Facilities (3)

HPS 572 Biomechanics of Sport (3)

HPS 578 Psychology of Coaching (3)

HPS 5/690 Independent Study (1-4)

HPS 604 Curriculum Design (3)

HPS  660 History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport (3)

HPS 5/698 Internship (1-9)

(See additional licensure requirements for New Mexico state certification.)

Concentration Total: 12 credit hours
Research: 6 credit hours
Required core: 12 credit hours
Electives: 12 credit hours
Project/Thesis: 6 credit hours 
OR
Exam: 6 additional elective credit hours

Program Total: 36 credit hours

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