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Graduate Programs

The primary objective of a master's (M.S.) degree program is to provide a scholarly approach to the academic subject matter content in athletic training, dietetics, nutrition, exercise science or sport and recreational studies introduced during the baccalaureate education. The primary objective of a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) program is to build upon the experience obtained during the master's program and foster student independence in research and/or teaching.

Program Details

The M.S. in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and is comprised of 57-60 credits, offering a diverse array of clinical sites to gain professional experience.   

The M.S. in Human Sciences - Family Financial Planning program, offered online through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), consists of 36 credits and will enhance your personal finance knowledge, grant you eligibility to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination, increase your networking opportunities and improve your career options. Graduate certificate options are also available for Family Financial Planning and Financial Counseling for individuals wanting to sit for the exams.

The Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics (NDMS) is an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program with supervised experiential learning (SEL) incorporated throughout this competency-based program. Students accepted into the program with the required prerequisites can complete the program in three years. Including prerequisites, completion of the entire bachelor’s to master’s degree program takes approximately five years.

An integration between the fields of nutrition and exercise science, the M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science program is made up of 30-35 credits and prepares you to be skilled in professional practice/education and/or future research in the health sciences. You have the option to specialize in either nutritional sciences or exercise science.

The Ph.D. in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences program provides you with the opportunity to begin your development as an independent researcher. Pursuing a doctoral degree typically leads you to opportunities of employment in higher education, industry or government. This doctoral program consists of 60 credits.

The Sport and Recreation Administration program consists of 32-36 credits and prepares you to become a dynamic leader in intercollegiate athletics as well as campus and community recreation. The curriculum and internship experiences will educate you in management, marketing, communications, facilities, finance, ethics and legal issues, research and much more. By graduating from this program, you will be equipped with a skill set that can be directly applied to a wide range of exciting career possibilities.