HPPE - Graduate Programs

Deadline for completed online applications is August 1st

The Department of HPPE at Adams State University is committed to creating an environment in which the graduate student's curiosity is stimulated to facilitate lifelong intellectual activity.

While opportunities are provided to augment the student's breadth of knowledge, emphasis is directed toward specialized fields of study considered integral to the graduate educational process. The graduate faculty assists in creating a professional and challenging academic environment.

The Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Human Performance and Physical Education provides a core program within the field of HPPE. Students are then able to choose one of four emphasis areas in which to specialize:

  1. Applied Sport Psychology (MA - Online)
  2. Applied Sport Psychology (MS - Campus)
  3. Coaching (Online)
  4. Exercise Science
  5. Sport Management (Online)

The Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in HPPE do not lead to initial teacher licensure or an endorsement in physical education. Competitive assistantships with tuition waivers and stipends are available for those on campus students who meet the requirements.

Prepare for Careers in:

  • Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction
  • General Health & Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Parks / Recreation
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Psychology / Counseling
  • Strength & Conditioning

Non-Degree Seeking Online Course Offerings:

The Department of HPPE offers graduate courses that can be taking on a course by course basis without applying to a degree program.  Students can take up to 12 credits with the: 

This is a great option for those in HPPE related careers looking for continuing education credits or to further their knowledge in a specific content area. To sign up for individual courses contact the graduate program coordinator for each content area, which can be found at the links above regarding each graduate degree program.

Courses offered in:

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Coaching
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Management