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Health and Human Performance Graduate Programs

Students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in the Department of Health and Human Performance have three options:

  1. Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - online with two weekend residencies
  2. Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Coaching - 100% online
  3. Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Public Health Education - 100% online
  4. Master of Speech-Language Pathology

The Department also offers a graduate certificate:  Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration

For more information about each program, please select one from the menu at the left.  For more information about admissions or other programs offered in the College of Graduate Studies, please visit apsu.edu/grad-studies.

Master of Healthcare Administration

This program will focus on building students into leaders in healthcare.  Coursework includes research, statistics, finance, economics, law, and strategic healthcare management.  Forty two course hours (17 courses) are required to complete the program and are offered online (there are two weekend residencies that require on campus work).  Students entering this field can expect to work in hospitals, dependent and independent care facilities, and group medical practices.

Performance Enhancement and Coaching Concentration

The Performance Enhancement and Coaching (PEAC) concentration will allow students to develop the skills and competencies necessary for professional coaching.  Coursework includes research, statistics, sports psychology, leadership, team building, performance coaching and performance enhancement.  Given that there will be a variety of applied and research experience with the option of doing a thesis, PEAC is an excellent stepping stone to a doctorate in Sport Psychology or related field.

Public Health Education Concentration

This program will focus on developing the skills and competencies necessary to improve community health and promote wellness.  Coursework includes research, statistics, foundations in health education, community organizing in public health, grant writing, and epidemiology to name a few. Ten courses are required to complete the program and are offered online. Students entering this field can expect to work in healthcare facilities, colleges, public health departments, nonprofits, or private businesses.

Master of Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program prepares students to prevent, diagnose, treat, and research communication disorders, and provide community service to individuals with communication disorders. The coursework covers communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan.  Clinical practicum is provided in both on-and-off campus locations. Speech-language pathology is a high-need area with career opportunities in medical and school settings.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Applicants who are applying for a graduate assistantship in the Department of Health and Human Performance must have an undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 and meet the minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Verbal - 140, Quantitative - 140, and Analytical Writing - 2.5.

The Health and Human Performance program is offered through the APSU Clarksville Campus and admits for all terms.  The Master of Healthcare Administration is also offered through the Ft. Campbell campus.

Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses for the Master of Science programs, please visit the graduate bulletin here.  For information related to the Master of Healthcare Administration, please visit the graduate bulletin here.  To apply for admission, click here.

To learn more about the Master of Healthcare Administration, please contact:

Blake Hendrickson, Ph.D
hendricksona@apsu.edu
931-221-6351

To learn more about the Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Coaching, please contact:

Tim Leszczak, Ph.D
leszczakt@apsu.edu
931-221-6112

To learn more about the Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Public Health Education, please contact:

Kadi Bliss, Ph.D
blissk@apsu.edu
931-221-6107

To learn more about the Master of Speech-Language Pathology, please contact:

Kelly Kleinhans, Ph.D
mslp-info@apsu.edu
931-221-6223