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The master’s in Health and Human Performance has two strands: Health or Physical Education. Both options offer students invaluable training, guidance, and knowledge in key health and physical education related areas which help prepare them for exciting career opportunities in community and public health, school health, lifetime wellness education, physical education professor positions, and much more. Not only do candidates indulge in thought-provoking courses such as Bioethical Issues in Health Education, Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology, and The Nation’s Health, but they also are pushed to network with experts in the field outside the classroom. MTSU students participate in professional activities with both state and national organizations which allow opportunities for beneficial professional development and interaction aiding in post-graduate career opportunities. Students enter the department from a variety of backgrounds for a comprehensive curriculum. Candidates may choose the thesis option or complete a six-credit internship as part of the non-thesis option.​

A Master of Science (M.S.) in Health and Human Performance, with concentrations in Health and in Physical Education, is one of three master’s degrees available from MTSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance.
A master’s degree in Health and Human Performance helps graduates advance in career opportunities at elementary and high schools, health care facilities, businesses and industries, and colleges and universities. Alumni also work in health-related professions with government agencies at federal, state, county, and local levels. Some occupational avenues are:

Athletic coach/program director
Health education specialist
Health promotion specialist
Lifestyle coach
Policy advisor
Program analyst
Program evaluator
Program planner
Project coordinator
Wellness coordinator
Elementary physical education teacher
Middle school physical education teacher
High school physical education teacher

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Health Sphere Wellness Center
Institute of Community Wellness & Athletics
LaVergne High School
LIFT Wellness Center
Onlife Health
St Dominic's High School
Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Trinity Elementary School
Vanderbilt University Medical Center





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