Lubbock Christian University
  • Chris Huggins, PT, DPT, ScD, Chair
  • Monica Williams, Ph.D.
  • Brandon Rix, PT, DPT
  • Toby Rogers, Ph.D., Dean of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies


To earn a degree, students must complete the curriculum and meet other requirements for a degree listed in the academic policy section of this catalog.

Admission to the MS in Human Performance Program

See Graduate Admissions, including additional Program Admissions Requirements, section of university catalog.

Master of Science in Human Performance

The master of Science in Human Performance is an advanced degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study in kinesiology, exercise science, motor performance, and strength and conditioning.  The program requires 30 credit hours for the non-thesis option and 36 credit hours for the thesis option.  This program is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing careers in the field of strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, fitness and wellness, and athletic coaching as well as pursuing doctoral studies in related fields.  The program instruction will be delivered via online or hybrid format with limited contact sessions required throughout the program.

(30 hours, Thesis option 36 hours)

  1. Major (30 hours)
    • ESS5301  Research Methods and Design in Human Performance
    • ESS5302  Statistical Analysis in Human Performance
    • ESS6303  Applied Sport and Performance Psychology
    • ESS6304  Performance Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
    • ESS6305  Applied Motor Control and Learning
    • ESS6306  Applied Professional Experience
    • ESS6401  Advanced Kinetic Anatomy and Biomechanics
    • ESS6001  Advanced Kinetic Anatomy and Biomechanics Lab
    • ESS6402  Advanced Strength and Conditioning
    • ESS6002  Advanced Strength and Conditioning Lab
    • ESS6403  Advanced Exercise Physiology
    • ESS6003  Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab
    • ESS6000  Comprehensive Examination (taken in the last semester)
  2. Thesis option (6 hours)
    • ESS6201  Thesis I Thesis Design
    • ESS6202  Thesis II Thesis Execution
    • ESS6203  Thesis III Thesis Presentation