Human Performance and Sport Studies

Chair and Associate Professor: Fitzpatrick

Professors: Appleby, Faure, Gauthier, Meyers

Associate Professors: Moffit

Assistant Professor: Foster, Judge, Sung

The Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies offers the Master of Physical Education/Athletic Administration program at the Idaho State University – Pocatello campus. Additionally, all courses are available online for students outside of the Pocatello area. The Master of Science Athletic Training program is offered at the Idaho State University - Pocatello campus.

Master of Physical Education/Athletic AdministrationDegreeM.P.E/A.A
Master of Science in Athletic TrainingDegreeM.S.
Master of Science in Athletic Training / Doctorate of Physical TherapyDegreeMSAT/DPT
Accelerated Exercise Science / BS / MSATDegreeBS/MSAT
Physical Therapist Assistant/Bachelors of Science in Health Science/Master of Science in Athletic TrainingDegreePTA/BSHS/MSAT

Master of Physical Education/Athletic Administration

The MPE-AA Program is aligned with these sets of standards: The Idaho State University College of Education Standards for Advanced Professionals, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Standards.

NASPE-NASSM Content Standards: The NASPE-NASSM standards for Master’s Degree Programs in Sport Management address eight specific areas that include the following: Management, Leadership, and Organization in Sport; Research in Sport; Legal Aspects of Sport; Marketing in Sport; Sport Business in the Social Context; Financial Management in Sport; Ethics in Sport Management; and Field Experience in Sport Management.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the MPE-Athletic Administration are:

SLO #1: Students will apply specific content knowledge to find solutions to complex organizational issues within the sport setting.

SLO #2: Students will demonstrate socially responsible leadership grounded in the principles of diversity and inclusion, ethical decision making, and sustainable business practices.

SLO #3: Students will exhibit the ability to gather relevant information and critically examine the information through multiple analytical approaches.

SLO #4: Students will display the ability to synthesize information and devise viable solutions in complex organizational contexts within the sport setting.

SLO #5: Students will demonstrate exemplary communication both individually and in groups across written, oral, and technological platforms.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a professional degree designed to develop competent athletic training students who qualify to sit for the Board of Certification exam. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). 

The overall objectives of the MSAT program are to teach the students in the following domains: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the MS-Athletic Training are:

#1 Professional Competence
To provide high-quality educational experiences both clinically and didactically, preparing students for success on the Board of Certification’s national certifying exam

#2 Professional Ethics
To prepare graduates that practice with cultural competence and professional integrity

#3 Professional Decision Making
To promote the use of Evidence Based Practice for delivery of patient care

#4 Professional Development
To prepare graduates for employment in both traditional as well as non-traditional work environments associated with athletic health care

#5 Professional Interaction
To prepare Athletic Training Students to incorporate a positive working relationship with fellow students, athletic, and allied health community members

Athletic Training Courses

Human Performance and Sports Studies Courses