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Health Science Classes

Curriculum Details

33 total credits required

Lindenwood’s Master’s in Health Sciences online program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Both degree options require the completion of four core courses and 5–6 health science classes in the fitness and wellness track, depending on the academic route you choose.

Research Curriculum (6 hours)

This course provides instruction on the methods and techniques used in the design and interpretation of research involving physical activity. The emphasis will be on styles of writing, library use, and computer applications. Research paper and presentation is required

Choose 3 hours from following

This course is the introduction to statistics with emphasis on various statistical concepts and data analytic tools, including normal distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression, and chi-square. Students will receive hands-on experience with data management using computer software.

This course is the introduction to statistics with emphasis on various statistical concepts and data analytic tools, including normal distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression, and chi-square. Students will receive hands-on experience with data management using computer software.

Extended Core

This online course is designed to give a broad overview of the many dimensions of health promotion, care, and legislation. Topics covered include health organizations, communicable and chronic diseases, socioeconomic issues, environmental issues, and other topics related to epidemiology.

This course offers an independent study in the area of human performance. A program of study is formulated with an advisor outlining the specific learning goals in an area of concentration which is not covered to any great extent in existing courses. Topics of study in this course are related to the student’s special area of interest.

Electives

Choose 15 hours of electives.
Choose 18 hours of electives.

Culminating Experience

A research project developed, written, and presented under the supervision and guidance of a faculty committee chair and a minimum of two other committee members with expertise in their field of study. This course is repeatable and students must maintain continuous enrollment in thesis until successful defense of their thesis. This is a graduate research course. Course fee: $25.
Written comprehensive examinations are required for the human performance student who elects to not complete a thesis.

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