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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Sports Science, M.S.

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Assistant Professor Ghigiarelli, Program Director, (516) 463-5122.

The master of science in sports science is designed to provide graduate study for professionals in nonschool-based work (health, sport and fitness club professionals, camp and recreational leaders, etc.). The program is designed to provide two specialization options:

  1. Adventure Education
  2. Strength and Conditioning

The program is aligned with ACCT Standards for Adventure Education programming and National Strength and Conditioning Association standards for programming in Strength and Conditioning.

Admission Requirements

Application for admission to the master of science (M.S.) in sports science is made to the Graduate Admissions Office. Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in physical education.
  2. Undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Students with less than a 2.75 undergraduate grade point average may be admitted with additional requirements upon the recommendation of the program adviser. The probationary period will consist of no less than 12 semester hours during which the student will be required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The additional requirements may include the GRE and other additional remedial course work. This will be established at the time of the interview.
  3. Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching and physical activity professions and in graduate work.
  4. A brief statement indicating the applicant’s interest in the program and describing professional intent.
  5. An interview with the graduate program director or departmental adviser.

The faculty of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences recognizes that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate’s potential for success in a graduate program. Candidates are welcome to apply if they do not meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience may compensate.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 31

Area of Specialization - Select One From Below: Semester Hours: 12

Transfer Credits/Residency Requirement

Matriculated students must complete a minimum of 24 s.h. of the M.S. program in-residence at Hofstra.  No more than 12 s.h. may be transferred into the program.  A maximum of 12 s.h. of graduate course work leading to the M.S. degree may be completed prior to matriculation into the program.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from the master of science program requires:

  • Completion of the 31 s.h. course requirements with no fewer than 24 s.h. in-residence
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall course work
  • Satisfactory completion of a department approved capstone project
  • All course work taken in satisfaction of the degree requirements must have been completed within a five-year period.

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