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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health and Physical Activity - Health and Wellness Management, MS


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Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements for the Department of Health and Physical Activity and School of Education. The admission requirements will be consistent with what is currently required for other Master of Science degree programs in the Department of Health and Physical Activity. These requirements include the following:

  1. Applicants who possess an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a closely related field, or who can demonstrate foundational knowledge in key areas (human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription) are admitted to the Master of Science degree program provided that they meet all other School of Education admission requirements.  
  2. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a closely related field, or who cannot demonstrate foundational knowledge in key areas are provisionally admitted to the Master of Science Program provided that they complete coursework in the following areas prior to admission into the Master of Science Program in the Department of Health and Physical Activity:
    1. Human Anatomy
    2. Human Physiology
    3. Exercise Physiology
    4. Exercise Testing and Prescription (not required for the “Health and Wellness Marketing” degree program
Undergraduate Degree Requirement or Foundational Knowledge Requirement for Admission to the Master of Science Program in the Department of Health and Physical Activity Provisional Admission Requirement*  
  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a related field of study.

OR

  • Foundational knowledge in Anatomy, Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription
*Completion of courses in the following areas: Options for Completing this Admission Requirement
 
  • Human Anatomy
Complete HPA 1011/12 (Applied Human Anatomy) or complete a comparable course.
 
  • Human Physiology
Complete HPA 1033 (Human Physiology) or complete a comparable course.
* Indicates that when the application is reviewed, only those courses where a gap in the core knowledge is identified will be required for admission.
  • Exercise Physiology
Complete HPA 1042 (Physiology of Exercise) or complete a comparable course.

The Katz Graduate School of Business has the following admission requirements:

  1. Four-Year Undergraduate Degree or Similar. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. university, as determined by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, or the non-U.S. equivalent.
  2. GMAT or GRE Test Results. Official and satisfactory GMAT or GRE scores.
  3. TOEFL or IELTS Test Results (international applicants). TOEFL (100 or higher) or IELTS (7 or higher).

NOTE:  Students must meet the admission requirements for both the Department of Health and Physical Activity (School of Education) and the Katz Graduate School of Business to be admitted into this academic program.

Academic Requirements


  • A minimum of 30 credits for this non-thesis degree.
  • Students must complete a comprehensive examination based on core competencies prior to graduation.  Student will be eligible to sit for the comprehensive examination after completion of a minimum of 24 credits.  Students will be provided a study guide to assist in their preparation for the comprehensive examination.
  • Students must complete courses in the appropriate order as outlined on the Plan of Study to be given permission to register for the appropriate courses in this degree.

All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in this non-thesis degree.  The courses for this degree are as follows:

Total Credits: 30


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