NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

310 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health and Human Performance The Department of Health and Human Performance offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in Sports Science degree program. This 30-credit, postbachelor’s degree program’s academic curriculum combines hands-on laboratory training and online coursework. Faculty members mentor students in areas related to high-level human performance, applied biomechanics, body composition, sports nutrition, and sports neuroscience. The sports science degree further prepares students for careers in exercise and sports science in areas that include, but are not limited to, research, personal training, strength and conditioning, and performance specialization. It is distinguished from comparable programs by its focus on high-performance vs. general population wellness or fitness. Admissions Requirements and Application Procedures Students with bachelor’s degrees in any areamay be considered for the M.S. in Sports Science program. The admissions/ applications requirements are as follows: 1. a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an approved degree credentialing agency for international students 2. a completed NSU Application along with the $50, nonrefundable application fee sent to Nova Southeastern University (Application can be found at https://apply.nova .edu/Ellucian.Erecruiting.Web.External/Pages/welcome.aspx.) 3. submission of all required documents including • résumé with three professional references • final official transcripts from all institutions attended 4. minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale 5. submission of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if English is not the applicant’s native language All applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Computer Requirements All students are required to have a computer with the following minimum specifications: • P entiumor AMDat 1.00GHZ or equivalent Macintosh processor • 256 MB RAM • video andmonitor capable of 1024 X 768 resolution or better • CD-ROM drive • full duplex sound card and speakers • Internet connection with Internet service provider • Windows XP or NT or MAC OS or better • Microsoft Office 2000 or newer with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel minimum • printer capability Technical Standards Candidates for selection to the M.S. in Sports Science program must demonstrate all of the following technical standards: 1. the mental capacity to assimilate, analyze, synthesize, and integrate concepts and problem solve 2. sufficient postural and neuromuscular control, sensory function, and coordination to perform appropriate laboratorybased techniques, as well as accurately, safely, and efficiently use equipment and materials during the assessment and testing of study participants 3. the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with study participants and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds (Students must be able to understand and speak English at a level consistent with competent professional practice.) 4. the ability to record data clearly and accurately 5. the capacity tomaintain composure and continue to function well during periods of high stress 6. the flexibility and ability to adjust to changing situations and uncertainty in clinical situations 7. the affective skills and appropriate demeanor and rapport that relate to professional education M.S. in Sports Science applicants will be required to verify they understand and meet these technical standards or that they believe that, with certain accommodations, they can meet the standards. NSU’s Office of Disability Services (nova.edu /disabilityservices) will evaluate a student who states that he or she could meet the program’s technical standards with accommodation and confirm that the stated condition qualifies as a disability under applicable laws. Master of Science in Sports Science Overview Department of Health and Human Performance