Physical Activity and Chronic Disease, M.S.

The M.S. in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease is an interdisciplinary master’s degree, with coursework in the Departments of Health & Movement Science and Public Health. This degree program prepares graduates for a career dedicated to the promotion and programming of physical activity as community health workers or other public/private sector health promotion positions. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, graduates of this interdisciplinary program are uniquely qualified for careers in physical activity promotion at the community and population level. The graduate program prepares students through coursework and a 3-credit internship to sit for the Physical Activity and Population Health certification (ACSM/NPAS) sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Students complete 33 graduate credits to earn this degree. The program includes a thesis and non-thesis option.

For those students who are interested, please contact the MS Physical Activity and Chronic Disease - coordinator, Dr. Kristie Rupp


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