The program provides students with both internship and research opportunities as well as a variety of electives to allow for specialization.
Once completed, students will be prepared for careers in the fields of fitness/wellness, strength and conditioning, sport science, and health professions. In addition, students will be equipped with the skills needed to continue their education in physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, physician assistant, or medical school.
Any of the following (9 hours) can be taken by MSSM-ABM students to apply towards the MSSM.
Assess/Eval Injury & Illness I
Movement/Posture Assmnt & Exer
Nutritional Issues/Sprts Med
Phys Actvty Disease Prev/Treat
Healthy Wght Mgmt & Body Comp
Performance Evaluation and Exercise Testing
Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Human Movement
Total Credit Hours
Community Fitness Supervisor
Fitness Industry Professional
Corporate Fitness/Wellness Directors
Hospital Wellness Coordinator
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Strength and Conditioning Coach (Sports/Tactical)
Students may be accepted into the MSSM-ABM program if all the following criteria are met:
Student must have earned a minimum 90 credit hours and have completed an COGS application for admission for the MSSM-ABM program.
Student must have completed all core courses at Georgia Southern University with no failures or repeats. A grade lower than a “C” in Areas A, D or F is considered a failure.
Student must be a declared major in the Bachelor of Health Science degree program, enrolled in the Human Performance/Fitness Management concentration.
Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Student must not have earned any grade lower than a “B” in any major course (excluding Area F).
Student must have scored at least 290 or higher on GRE.
Last updated: 9/11/2020
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology Dept #4076
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419