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Exercise and Health Sciences Program

Program Overview/Mission

The graduate plan in Exercise and Health Sciences leads to a Master of Science degree. You can select from one of two concentration areas: Sport Science or Public Health. The Sport Science concentration prepares you for a career as a sport scientist, a strength and conditioning professional, sports coach or exercise fitness specialist, where your primary duty is initiating, directing and evaluating exercise and testing programs. The Public Health concentration provides you with a broad background in public health and prevention, epidemiology, biostatistics, and exercise for individuals and communities with disabilities, public health policy. The concentration is ideal if you are seeking employment in health related fields or if you are a practicing health and medical professional who wants to further your education at the graduate level.

Program Degrees

Accreditation Information

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Fitness and Human Performance curriculum as preparing students for successful entrance into the career field.

Admission Requirements

Program 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
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
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
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
Office: Recreation & Wellness Building 249

Isabelle Kusters Faculty Bio

Additional Information

Why Choose the Exercise and Health Sciences Program?

  • Convenient classes – The EHS program is tailored for working professionals with a mixture of web-enhanced, online and in-class instruction. All in-class courses are in the evenings and most students have full or part time jobs.
  • Instructors with Practical Experience – Learn from professors with experience in practical coaching and elite strength and conditioning.
  • Research Opportunities – Prepare for a career in research by participating in faculty-led sport science or clinical rehabilitation investigations; with the gained experience lead your own study and present data at regional, national, or international conferences.
  • Unique Internship Experiences – Compete for internships at the top sport science and strength and conditioning facilities throughout the world.
  • Sport Science Testing Opportunities – Assist faculty with data collection in testing professional, collegiate, and high school athletes from a variety of sports.
  • Technology and Innovation – The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art testing and measurement devices.
  • Create a unique skill set by learning to leverage these technologies to help your athletes gain an advantage on their competition.
  • Practical Skills – Develop skills useful in practice from faculty who are committed to teaching.
  • Prepare for National Certifications – Through course work in the EHS program, prepare yourself for rigorous certification tests with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine.
For more information, contact:

Dr. Kirk English, Program Co-Director

Dr. Isabelle Kusters, Program Co-Director

Human Sciences and Humanities
Academic Advising Office

University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098