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Exercise and Health Sciences M.S.

Become an Expert in the Exercise and Health Sciences Industry

Get ready to train the top athletes or contribute to the growing body of knowledge on sport science with University of Houston-Clear Lake's Exercise and Health Sciences Master of Science program. Already recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the content and practicality of its sports science specialization, the program now offers a specialization in public health. At a university with a strong reputation in applied sport and rehabilitation research, you'll be learning from highly trained professors committed to your success. During your time as a student, you’ll  gain valuable knowledge and skills in state-of-the-art human performance laboratories in UH-Clear Lake's newly constructed Recreation and Wellness Building.

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Specialize for a Rewarding Career

UHCL's Exercise and Health Science program will help you advance your career in a variety of growing and stable industries. Our previous graduates have attained positions as sport scientists, strength and conditioning professionals, coaches or exercise fitness specialists at the highest levels achievable in the industry, including with the NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA and NASA. Many graduates  have taken advantage of their laboratory skills and practical training to work in research settings or to complete PhD's in a variety of biomedical sciences.

You can choose from concentrations in

  • Sports science
  • Public health
  • Clinical exercise physiology

The program's public health specialization offers formal training in disease prevention, epidemiology, and health systems and policy.

With an Exercise and Health Sciences Master of Science degree, you'll gain the skills you need to become the kind of expert that employers are seeking to lead the ever-changing health care industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Exercise and Health Sciences M.S.
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: October 1
  • Application

    Apply online through Apply Texas for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.

    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the program application deadline.

  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.

    Required Supplemental Documents:

    The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
    1. CV/Resume: describing previous education, work experience, relevant coursework, relevant volunteer activities, any honors, published papers, or other relevant life experiences. Should include names and contact information of 3 references that can speak to applicant's academic and/or professional experience.
    2. Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words): describing the applicant's experience and interest in Exercise & Health Sciences in general, and specifically the program at UHCL. Include any relevant information that will help program faculty know you better. 
  • Admission Review Process 
    • Students begin the program in the fall or spring semesters.
    • Decisions are sent to applicants by November 15 (spring) and June 1 (fall).
    • Applicants who apply after the deadline may be given consideration to the extent that positions for the program are not yet filled. 

Degree Requirements

Interested in discovering the classes you'll need to take to earn your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.

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Cost Information

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Exercise and Health Sciences curriculum as preparing students for successful entrance into the career field.

Exercise and Health Sciences M.S. Faculty

William E. Amonette
William E. Amonette

William E. Amonette

Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences and Program Director of Kinesiology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3381
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

William E. Amonette Faculty Bio

Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley

Jason Bentley

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3461
Office: RWC 249.11

Jason Bentley Faculty Bio

Isabelle Kusters
Isabelle Kusters, Ph.D., MPH

Isabelle Kusters

Associate Professor, Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3378
Office: Recreation & Wellness Building 249

Isabelle Kusters Faculty Bio