HUMAN MOVEMENT, SPORT AND LEISURE (HMSL) (Archived 2016-17 Graduate Catalog)

School Director: Stephen J. Langendorfer
Graduate Coordinator: Vikki Krane
Address: Eppler Center 110
Phone: 419-372-7234
Program Web Page:

Degrees Offered

Program Offered
M.Ed. in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure with three specializations in 1) Kinesiology, 2) Leisure and Tourism, and 3) Sport Administration

The program in Sport Administration is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Applicants should have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate college/university with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.  Students are expected to have an undergraduate course of study that provides a solid background in the specialization to which they apply (e.g., leisure studies, tourism, or recreation; sport management or business; exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or psychology).

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this Graduate Catalog.  All application materials should be submitted electronically to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Additional criteria for the Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure M.Ed. program include: 1) the HMSL Program Application, 2) a personal statement, 3) current resume, and 4) three (3) letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements
Within the Graduate HMSL program, all students choose courses from a flexible core, take 6 credits of research classes, and complete a thesis or project. Students work closely with an advisor to select the courses best suited to their goals. There are many opportunities to gain research or practical experiences. It is expected most full-time students will take 2 years to complete the Master's degree.

In the Leisure and Tourism specialization, students complete 12 credit hours of core courses and 9-12 hours of elective courses; 30 hours are required in the thesis option while 33 hours are required in the non-thesis option. In the Kinesiology and Sport Administration specializations, students are required to complete 32 credit hours (thesis) or 33 credit hours (non-thesis). Graduate Kinesiology specialization students select 12 credit hours of core courses and 11-12 hours of elective coursework. The Sport Administration specialization students complete a 6 credit core, select 12 credit hours within their specialization, and have 3-6 hours of electives.

Graduate Courses
Access graduate courses online by clicking the “Browsing Course Catalog” button at Graduate courses offered by the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies use the prefix HMSL. Students also may take courses in a variety of other graduate programs if approved by their advisor.