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Master of Science

in Sport and Human Performance

The Sport and Human Performance degree is a 36 credit hour program offering three concentrations: Exercise Science, Sports Management, & Human Performance

Each concentration provides opportunities for students to complete practicum hours, research projects, and internships.
In addition to the Delta State graduate admission requirements, the following degree requirements will apply to candidates seeking admission:
  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies.
  • Prerequisite courses for the sport management concentration includes a course in statistics or measurement and evaluation; for the exercise science concentration a course in exercise physiology, and anatomy and physiology or kinesiology; and for the human performance concentration courses in statistics or measurement and evaluation, anatomy and physiology or kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of a minimum of 2.75 or 3.0 on the last 64 hours of required course work.
  • Admitted students are required to enroll in 9 hours of initial course work as specified by the division. (Prior approval is required.) NOTE: A minimum grade of B is required for each course for the initial 9 hours. A student with less than a grade point average of B in any of the three initial required courses will be allowed to repeat that course(s) one time. No additional courses toward completion of the degree may be taken until the 9-hour grade point average requirement is fully met.
  • A satisfactory score on a nationally recognized, standardized test of verbal skills.

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Graduate assistantships are offered to students seeking work experience as athletic coaches, athletic trainers, sports information personnel, and personal trainers in the health and wellness area.

Graduate assistants help to complete athletic, athletic training, and wellness professional staffs. Assistantships may be available in the Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

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Requirements for Graduation
Degree Requirements. A candidate for the Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance degree in the College of Education is required to meet the following:

  • Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University;
  • Complete graduate work consisting of core courses, major field hours and elective hours as specified. At least one half of major field courses must be at 600-level or higher;
  • Earn a B average on the degree core courses (PER 601, PER 602, PER 611, PER 638, ELR 605)
  • Earn a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the major field and overall;
  • Pass an oral and/or written comprehensive examination, in the candidate’s major field of study, administered by a committee appointed by the division chair;
  • Optional. With the consent of the advisor, a candidate may elect to write a thesis for 6 semester hours of credit in the major field.

Mary L Jones, PhD
HPER Graduate Studies Coordinator
FE Wyatt 108, Box B-2

Becky Roberson
Forest Wyatt Gym 101

Timothy E. Colbert MS, ATC, LAT
Division Chair
662-846-4561 (phone)
662-846-4571 (fax)