Dr. Nicholas Boer, Program Coordinator
(423)-425-4173 or e-mail at Nicholas-Boer@utc.edu
To create nationally engaged programs of excellence that advance active living and healthy eating.
With a focus on active living and healthy eating, we prepare students for professional careers, conduct applied research, and engage our communities and professions to enhance health-related quality of life.
The Department of Health and Human Performances’ (HHP) vision is to create nationally engaged programs of excellence that advance active living and healthy eating. The Department is housed within the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies. With a focus on active living and healthy eating, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers, conduct applied research, and engage our communities and professions to enhance health related quality of life. HHP offers a M.S. degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration Physical Activity and Health. (For a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training. See Athletic Training, M.S. .
Admission to The Graduate School
Submit all of the required materials directly to The Graduate School. An applicant for admission to The Graduate School for consideration for the HHP program must meet the following requirements:
- Completed and signed application form provided by UTC.
- Payment of $30 domestic; $35 international nonrefundable application fee.
- Graduation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving the baccalaureate degree or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
- Transcripts. Students must request that one official copy of each transcript be sent directly to The Graduate School office from all colleges and universities attended.
- An official report of the applicant’s score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), taken within the last five (5) years, must be sent directly to The Graduate School.
- Copy of current CPR and first aid certification cards.
- Three letters of reference (with at least one from an academic instructor or advisor).
- A résumé and letter of interest (cover letter).
Policies Relevant to the M.S. Degree in Health and Human Performance
A student admitted to The Graduate School must maintain a 3.0 grade point average on all courses taken for graduate credit. In the event the student fails to meet this standard, one of the following actions will be taken:
A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the grade point average falls below 3.0 on courses completed for graduate credit.
The Dean of The Graduate School will make decisions regarding continuation. Students admitted to graduate study must maintain a 3.0 institutional cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all courses taken for graduate credit. Graduate students will be placed on academic probation whenever their GPA falls below a 3.0. By the end of the next two terms of enrollment (counting the entire summer as one term), students must raise their institutional cumulative GPA to 3.0 or higher. Students will be academically dismissed if they fail to achieve this institutional cumulative GPA within the two semester probationary period. Dismissed students may appeal to the Graduate Council for readmission. Upon readmission, students may resume graduate study with the same continuation standards.
Program of Study
Students must submit a Program of Study during the first semester of graduate coursework. The Program of Study consist of all core courses and any electives and establishes the courses the student must take for partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. The Program of Study form is located at www.utc.edu/GraduateSchool/CurrentStudentForms.
Admission to Candidacy
The Application for Admission to Candidacy is typically filed in the semester prior to a student’s anticipated graduation semester. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on all coursework at the time of filing the admission to candidacy form. Please refer to Admission to Candidacy section. The appropriate form may be obtained from the Graduate School Web site at www.utc.edu/graduateschool.
In order to be eligible for degree conferral, the candidate must have completed all coursework as specified on the approved Application for Admission to Candidacy form. There may be no more than six hours of C in courses presented for degree, and there must be a minimum average of B on all graduate coursework attempted. In addition, the candidate must have completed all other requirements as specified by the major.