Health Education & Psychology of Physical Activity (M.S.E.) Curriculum & Admission Requirements


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Coursework

The academic coursework is designed to develop the knowledge base necessary for effective research and scholarship development.

Project/Thesis

Upon completion of 30 graduate credit hours, the student’s culminating activity is either the presentation/defense of a project/portfolio or the completion of a thesis. Students also have the option to complete a comprehensive exam in place of a project/thesis.

Comprehensive examination

Upon completion of 36 graduate credit hours of coursework, the student’s culminating activity is the comprehensive examination. The exam consists of both a written and oral part and tests the student's knowledge of the coursework; ability to reason, evaluate and draw supportable conclusions; and knowledge of current issues and trends within the field.

Program Curriculum

The master’s degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours for a thesis option or 36 credit hours for a non-thesis option. Regardless of which program track, students are able to select coursework in consultation with a faculty advisor to enhance the learning and fit the professional interests and educational needs.

  • EPSY 710/711: Basic Stats
  • EPSY 715: Understanding Research in Education

Select five of the following:

  • HSES 798: Special Topics Course
  • HSES 803: Health Behavior Theory
  • HSES 804: Sport Psychology
  • HSES 806: Stress Management
  • HSES 812: Current Issues in Health Education
  • HSES 814: Implementing Health Education Programs
  • HSES 823: Behavior Modification in Health & Exercise
  • HSES 826: Grant & Research Proposal Writing
  • HSES 890: Seminar in HSES
  • HSES 892: Exercise Psychology
  • HSES 824: Epidemiology
  • HSES 897: Independent Study

Note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.


Application Deadlines

Jan. 13
Spring semester deadline
June 3
Summer semester deadline
Aug. 18
Fall semester deadline

Application Checklist

M.S.E. in Health Education & Psychology of Physical Activity

Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:




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  • Online application

    Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Transcripts

    One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended

  • English translation of transcripts

    Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation

  • GRE exam scores

    Official copy of scores no older than five years

  • Resume or CV

  • Statement of purpose

    1-2 page statement outlining how the program relates to one’s career goals

  • Online letters of recommendation

    Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation who can provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level

  • Proof of English proficiency

    Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency

  • Financial document (international students only)

    Required by U.S. government in order to issue the I-20 or DS-2019

  • Application fee

    $65 for U.S. residents; $85 for international applicants



Program Faculty