The Department of Health and Kinesiology offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Science degree in Health & Kinesiology and a Master of Science degree Sport Studies & Sport Leadership.

 

Master of Science degree in Health & Kinesiology

The graduate Health & Kinesiology (HK) curriculum was developed for the P-12 health and physical educator as well as the professional practitioners looking to advance their career in the fields of Health and Physical education.

Admissions

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better; or 3.0 on last 60 hours
  2. If required by the graduate degree program, GRE (General) or GMAT for Business programs (must be within five (5) years of your application date).
  3. letters of recommendation
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (current)
  5. Personal Essay (300 – 500 words)
  6. Application fee ($75): Your application will not be processed until the fee is received.
  7. Transcript (s): 2 copies sent directly to TSU from the institutions.

 

In addition to Items 1 through 7, International Students need to also supply the following information:

  1. Affidavit of Support
  2. Transcript Evaluation
  3. TOEFL = 79 or IELTS (iBT) = 6.0 (if not from an English speaking country)

 

Program requirements

Students in this major will complete a total of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours of graduate courses (500 level or above): A minimum of twenty-seven (27) of these credit hours must be in health education or kinesiology, nine (9) of these semester credit hours must be elective courses must be electives courses in health or kinesiology. In addition, the Master of Science degree in Health & Kinesiology requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive exam.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in healthcare, private and public sectors, as well as academic settings.

 

Master of Science degree in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership

The Masters in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership (SSSL) program at Texas Southern University (TSU) offers graduate courses focused on the business of sport. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis track as well as concentrations in Sport Administration and Sport Management. Upon completion of the SSSL program, graduates are prepared for leadership and customer-service based roles in the sports industry.

The program offers two concentrations in Sport Administration and Sport Management. Students seeking a concentration in Sport Administration will be prepared to assume leadership roles in the sports industry. Whereas students seeking a Sport Management concertation will be prepared to assume customer service and fan engagement based positions in the field of sport.

Students may choose between a thesis and a non-thesis track. Students selecting the thesis track will learn more about research and typically have the desire to pursue a doctoral degree. Under the direction and approval of a faculty advisor, students will complete a master thesis.

In the non-thesis track, students will have an opportunity to gain practical experience by completing an internship. Students selecting this track typically are preparing to enter or enhance their current career in the field of sport.

Admissions

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. If required by the graduate degree program, GRE (General) or GMAT for Business programs (must be within five (5) years of your application date).
  3. 3 letters of recommendation
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (current)
  5. Personal Essay (300 – 500 words)
  6. Application fee ($75): Your application will not be processed until the fee is received.
  7. Transcript (s): 2 copies sent directly to TSU from the institutions.

In addition to Items 1 through 7, International Students need to also supply the following information:

  1. Affidavit of Support
  2. Transcript Evaluation
  3. TOEFL = 79 or IELTS (iBT) = 6.0 (if not from an English speaking country)

 

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six (6) credit hours successfully completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning can be applied towards the SSSL degree requirements. In addition, only courses with an earned grade of “B” or better can be applied toward the degree. Also, these courses must be comparable to the SSSL curriculum and must be approved by the program graduate faculty.

Program requirements

Students in this major will complete a total of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours of graduate courses (500 level or above): A minimum of twenty-seven (27) of these credit hours must be completed in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership and a minimum nine (9) approved elective credit hours must be must completed. In addition, the Master of Science degree in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive exam.

Master of Science degree in Health & Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): Number of Credit Hours: 36

    Master of Science degree in Sport Studies and Sport Leadership

    Prerequisite(s): Number of Credit Hours: 36