Community Health Education
The M.S. in Community Health Education provides the student a choice of an Aging Studies, Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness, or Psycho-Social Specialization. Electives are carefully chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor. A thesis or an internship is not required, but a student may have the option of completing either one. However, students completing the specialization in Aging Studies are required to complete either a thesis or an internship. Upon completing this degree, students will be prepared to sit for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) exam. For more information on the Community Health Education graduate program, contact Dr. Debra Vinci, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 850-474-2592.
The M.S. in Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science offers specializations in Exercise Science (39 sh). Exercise Science specializes in the areas of human performance, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, and wellness. The faculty members are engaged in studies dealing with both basic and applied aspects of human performance, aiming to advance the basic knowledge related to human performance as well as solve problems for the population. There are two possible degree plans within the Exercise Science specialization that include a research emphasis (thesis track) and an applied emphasis (internship track); students are encouraged to chose an area of emphasis within the first year of study. For more information on the Exercise Science Specialization, contact Dr. Debra Vinci, email@example.com, or 850-474-2592.
The M.S. in Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science offers specialization in Physical Education (33 sh). This program of specialization offers an opportunity to enhance the study of physical education teacher education through a research practitioner framework. Students enrolled in this program will take 27 hours of course work in theories, research and practices in physical education. For the remaining 6 hours, students must choose the internship or thesis option. The program is open to both traditional and non-traditional students who want to pursue a graduate degree. As a department, we are committed to best teaching/research practices in physical education. We aim to cultivate the artistry of teaching of physical education through our shared and informed consensus that the teaching of physical education can be enhanced through the combining of theories and practices. Finally, we seek to prepare pedagogues who can reflect and act upon their decisions. For more information on the Physical Education Specialization, contact Dr. John Todorovich, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 850-474-2592.
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