Master of Science
The Master of Science graduate program focuses on training proficient, knowledgeable, and technically experienced clinical leaders in the field of science. Through scientific application, students learn clinical practitioner skills while building an appreciation for the scientific basis of the field. The degree is designed for advanced clinical preparation with an emphasis in applied areas related to the following: exercise, human performance, nutrition and sports medicine. Our program is centered on experience based learning to ensure that each student understands and appreciates this foundation. This provides a valuable foundation for all students, regardless of their future career.
On-site experiential based program facilities include the Human Performance Lab, Campus Fitness Center, Athletic Training facilities, culinary facilities/kitchens and numerous sports venues to provide unique internship opportunities for students to develop specialized skills related to their life long career goals.
At the completion of the Master of Science program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, presentation skills and scientific application of collaborative competencies.
- Develop scientific proficiency using the appropriate tools and methods to conduct evidence based analysis and program evaluation.
- Analyze the quality of research findings and assess the applicability to the areas of sports medicine and human performance.
- Build upon an experiential foundation and further develop leadership abilities in their chosen area of emphasis.
Master of Science
The Masters of Science in Human Performance meets the needs and interests of health and fitness professionals, physical education teachers, sport coaches, athletic trainers, and nutrition specialists interested in the design and delivery of performance testing and enhancement programs for both individual and team performance.
This degree provides the foundation, advanced knowledge and skills to function as effective clinicians in a variety of sport, fitness and recreation settings. The Human Performance degree incorporates components such as sport nutrition; exercise and sport psychology; exercise physiology; motor behavior; biomechanics; and strength and conditioning which are viable to a wide variety of clinical populations.
At the completion of the Human Performance specialization, students will be able to:
- Apply core knowledge to evaluate a client’s health status involving pathophysiology, body composition, nutrition, medical history, pre-exercise evaluations, and psychology.
- Use of knowledge, investigatory and analytical thinking to analyze and evaluate movement and to prescribe exercises that promote health and enhance performance.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchanges while promoting safe and effective exercising to a variety of populations.
- Recognizing risk factors and their relationship to exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle behaviors and understanding consultation with other health care professionals may be required
- Adhere to legal and regulatory practice requirements while displaying responsibility, ethical practice, and sensitivity to a diverse client population.
- Provide, assess, evaluate and improve client care practices that are of value by continually using statistics to calculate data in order to judge the strength and quality of a client’s set program.
With a culture of business for over 100 years, RMU also offers the Morris Graduate School of Management for students to expand their knowledge with a master’s degree.
- Human Resource Management
- Management/HR Management
- Business Analytics
- Information Security
- Mobile Computing
- Information Systems Management
- Higher Education Administration
- Health Care Administration
- Law Enforcement Administration
- Sports Administration
- Human Performance