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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. 

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.


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Admission Requirements

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.



Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Exercise and Health Sciences, M.S.


Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - August 01, 2022

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Fitness and Human Performance 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,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3381
Email: amonette@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

William E. Amonette Faculty Bio

Julianna Dean
Julianna M. Dean

Julianna M. Dean

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

Contact number: 281-283-3389
Email: deanj@uhcl.edu
Office: R249

Julianna M. Dean Faculty Bio

Kirk English
Kirk English photo

Kirk English

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

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Email: english@uhcl.edu
Office: REC 249.05

Kirk English Faculty Bio

Isabelle Kusters
Isabelle Kusters, Ph.D., MPH

Isabelle Kusters

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

Contact number: 281-283-3378
Email: kusters@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness Building 249

Isabelle Kusters Faculty Bio