Health, Exercise Sci & Recreation Mgmt
- Mary Allison Ford-Wade - Interim Chair of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, Associate Dean of Community Engagement, and Professor of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
215 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
The Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management offers the following degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (B.S.E.S.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health & Health Sciences, the Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration (B.A.S.R.A.), the Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport and Recreation Administration, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science, the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), the Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Analytics, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health and Kinesiology.
For the Ph.D., a faculty advisor will guide the student through the curriculum design during the student's first semester. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 63 semester hours beyond an approved master's degree. An approved plan of study must be completed during the first semester of course work.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association through the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) through 2022.
Three Minors (Recreation Administration, Recreational Therapy, and Sport Administration) are available to students in other degree programs. Sport and Recreation Administration majors may choose Recreational Therapy as their required minor.
Students admitted to the M.S.S.R.A. program with an undergraduate degree from a nonaccredited recreation, park, tourism or related program, or from a related discipline, may require additional undergraduate or graduate course work to develop basic areas of knowledge in the professional field.
Admission to the Ph.D. program is competitive, limited in number, and dependent upon availability of faculty mentors.