Physical Activity in Health Promotion Concentration
A concentration in Physical Activity in Health Promotion prepares students for:-Research/graduate assistantships for PhD programs in related fields
-Management in worksite health promotion, physical activity implementation, weight management and childhood obesity programs
-Community, private and clinical settings such as YMCAs/YWCAs, health/fitness clubs and hospital health/fitness programs
Students receive a multidisciplinary academic background. Curriculum is based on competencies from:-Worksite Health Promotion Directors, published by AWHP (Association for Worksite Health Promotion)
-Health/Fitness Directors, published by ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
Special Admission Requirements:
Please complete the following special admission requirements for Physical Education Pedagogy, Physical Education Coaching, Exercise Science without an internship, Exercise Science with an internship, and Physical Activity in Health Promotion concentrations.-Two letters of recommendation sent directly to HPER
-GRE score of 286 (Verbal + Quantitative) prior to August 2011 a score of 800 is acceptable.
-Statement of goals and rational for entering graduate program (maximum of 300 words)
Upon entering program, students must attend an orientation session and receive an orientation manual containing valuable information to help student be successful in this program. Students may opt for:MS (30 hours of coursework and 6 hours of a thesis research project) or
MA (36 hours, non-thesis track which requires a comprehensive exam)
Putting theory into practice is emphasized in the Physical Activity in Health Promotion concentration by providing students with a wide variety of practical and professional experiences. Students have the opportunity to become directly involved with many of the national recognized health/fitness programs in the Omaha area while they are working toward their Master's degree.
In 1997, the School of HPER received AWHP's award for Outstanding Academic Graduation Program. Graduates of UNO's School of HPER Master programs manage health/fitness programs throughout the country!