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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 5
Summer 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 18
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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.
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.