2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Division of Health and Wellness

Assistant Director: Tyler Tapps

Graduate Faculty: Michele Bateman, Rhonda Beemer, Loren Butler, Alice Foose, Augustus Hallmon, Damon Leiss, Jodie Leiss, Eric Mosier, Sue Myllykangas  Matthew Symonds, Tyler Tapps

Graduate Coordinator & Advisor: Damon Leiss

The Division of Health and Wellness in the School of Health Science and Wellness offers a Master of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education,  a Master of Science in Applied Health and Sport Sciences, and a Master of Science in Recreation. The MS in Recreation offers emphasis areas in Sport Management, Park and Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. 

Program Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript OR an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 to 2.74 and a 3.0 GPA on six hours of required graduate coursework at Northwest in the major program where admission is requested.

  2.  Documentation of one of the following:

  • Score of 280 or higher on GRE combined score OR

  • 3.0 Overall undergraduate GPA OR

  • Two years of documented full time employment (minimum average 30 hours per week) in the field of study OR

  • Successful completion of another Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.75 GPA