Health and Human Performance
Health and Human Performance

Graduate School Admission Guidelines and Requirements

General Information for all graduate Health and Human Performance degree programs:

Admission

  • Program admission standards include successful completion of a baccalaureate degree at an accredited university
  • Program admission standards include an undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Program admission standards include three strong letters of recommendation from professional (not personal) sources who can attest to your potential success as a graduate student and future leader in the profession (within graduate application)
  • Program admission standards include a working resume that includes professional activities related to the degree program (within graduate application)

Progression

  • All Health and Human Performance graduate students are expected to complete the graduate program within the required 5 year time frame (as noted by the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies)
  • Beginning Fall 2016, graduate students in the Health and Human Performance degree programs will have restrictions on the number of withdrawals from single classes.
    • Students are restricted to 2 withdrawals from any single course within the department’s degree programs
    • Students who have already been enrolled in their degree programs at the start of the Fall 2016 semester will begin that withdrawal count effective that semester (no previous withdrawal attempts will count forward)

Graduation Requirements

  • All Health and Human Performance graduate students are expected to complete a written comprehensive examination at the completion of all coursework.  The comprehensive exam is housed in the Blackboard system and includes a single question from each course.  Students must pass every question before the department recommends the student for graduation. The exam is scheduled three times each year (Thursday/Friday of Fall Break; Thursday/Friday of Spring Break; and the last Thursday/Friday in July).  Students in their last semester before graduation are eligible to attempt the comprehensive exam.
  • All Health and Human Performance graduate students are expected to complete a thesis as the culminating course in the degree program (EXER 5990).  Students register for this course in their final semester immediately following completion of EXER 5980 Research Methods.  The thesis requires UNCP IRB approval and all students must be under the direct supervision of a member of the department’s graduate faculty.
    • All graduate students are expected to have a working knowledge of statistics to successfully complete the thesis experience.  Students are not required to register for a statistics class but the expectation for mastery is hereby noted for all students.
    • All graduate students are expected to be capable of graduate level writing.  Students are not required to register for a writing class but the expectation for exceptional writing skills are hereby noted for all students.
    • All graduate students are expected to demonstrate mastery of APA format and Health and Human Performance’s department style guidelines.  Students are not required to register for a specific class but the expectation for mastery is hereby noted for all students.