40
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Department of Health and Human Performance is located in Edinburg, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Kinesiology
Master of Science (MS) Exercise science

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
26
Accepted
25
Enrolled
96%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 17th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 16th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
80%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 80%
Black or African American 2.5%
White or Caucasian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.5%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time (13)
Part-time (2)
Male (10)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Physiology of exercise, fitness levels, Mexican American children, nutrition, diabetes prevention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Dr. Zelma D. Mata
Chair
Email: zelma.mata@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-3501
Fax: 956-665-3502