Health and Human Performance Graduate Programs
Students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in the Department of Health and Human Performance have four options:
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
- Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Coaching
Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Public Health Education
Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sport and Wellness Leadership
Master of Healthcare Administration
This program will focus on building students into leaders in healthcare. Coursework
includes research, statistics, finance, economics, law, and strategic healthcare management.
Ten courses are required to complete the program and are offered online. Students
entering this field can expect to work in hospitals, dependent and independent care
facilities, and group medical practices.
Performance Enhancement and Coaching
The Performance Enhancement and Coaching (PEAC) concentration will allow students to develop the skills and competencies necessary for professional coaching. Coursework includes research, statistics, sports psychology, leadership, team building, performance coaching and performance enhancement. Given that there will be a variety of applied and research experience with the option of doing a thesis, PEAC is an excellent stepping stone to a doctorate in Sport Psychology or related field.
Public Health Education Concentration
This program will focus on developing the skills and competencies necessary to improve community health and promote wellness. Coursework includes research, statistics, foundations in health education, community organizing in public health, grant writing, and epidemiology to name a few. Ten courses are required to complete the program and are offered online. Students entering this field can expect to work in healthcare facilities, colleges, public health departments, nonprofits, or private businesses.
Sport and Wellness Leadership Concentration
Coursework includes research, statistics, exercise science classes, leadership, and
sport psychology to name a few. Ten courses are required to complete the program.
Generally, students who are involved in coaching, personal training, physical education,
wellness or athletic training are enrolled in this program.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Applicants who are applying for a graduate teaching assistantship in the Department of Health and Human Performance must have an undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 and meet the minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Verbal - 140, Quantitative - 140, and Analytical Writing - 2.5.
The Health and Human Performance program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits for all terms. The Master of Healthcare Administration is also offered through the Ft. Campbell campus.
Dr. Tim Leszczak
Department of Health and Human Performance website
Required Application Materials
- Application for admission
- Application Fee: $45 domestic and $50 international
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official acceptable GRE scores*
- Military documents, if applicable
- Admission decision by department
The Health and Human Performance program offers online and on-campusoptions and admits for spring, summer, and fall terms through the APSU main campus. The Master of Healthcare Administration is also offered through the Ft. Campbell campus. The Master of Science in Health and Human Performance offers concentrations in Performance Enhancement and Coaching, Public Health Education, and Sport and Wellness Leadership.
Only complete admission files will be referred to the department. All admissions decisions are made by the Health and Human Performance department. To be admitted, applicants should meet the following admission requirements:
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- *Minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Verbal-140, Quantitative-140, and Analytical Writing-2.5
- Receipt of admission from the Health and Human Performance department selection committee
*Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver, for approval by the department, to waive the GRE requirement. This does not guarantee admission into the program. All documents will be evaluated before a decision is made.
International Admission Requirements
To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.
Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.