Health and Physical Education

Northwest Missouri State University

12 months
7797 USD/year
7797 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Health and Human Services at the Northwest Missouri State University offers a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Science in Recreation.


Students choosing to seek a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University may choose to complete course work leading to

  • Teacher certification, or
  • Non-teacher certification

Behavioral Sciences Association

  • The organization is open to all majors and minors within the School of Health Science and Wellness. 
  • The purpose of the association is to inform students about behavioral sciences while simultaneously providing activities that are engaging and fun. The current dues are $5 per semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Research Paper
  • Philosophy of Education 
  • Issues in Education
  • Survey of Professional Literature
  • Foundations of Educational Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript is required. A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 may be considered for admission after he/she has completed 8 hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest with a GPA of 3.25.
  • A minimum combined score of 280 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The student must retake the test if the score is below 280. 
  • Complete departmental admissions packet and receive written acceptance from the department via the graduate coordinator or their designee.
  • Successful completion of a supervised writing assessment conducted by the department during the first semester of enrollment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7797 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7797 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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