LONG BEACH – The
University of Southern Mississippi held a reception Jan. 19 to announce
the offering of graduate degrees in the School of Human Performance
and Recreation (HPR) on the Gulf Coast. The master’s program
in coaching, sport administration, interscholastic and athletic
directorship (AA certification), physical education and recreation
will be offered full time by this summer.
Dr. Lou Marciani, director of HPR, said, “We
have identified a need in the Gulf Coast market for professionals
wanting to continue their education and decided to bring the product
to the marketplace. We plan to double the number of students (in
the Gulf Coast HPR) by bringing the seven programs to the Coast.”
The program will meet the needs of the students currently
coaching in schools along the Gulf Coast. Flexible schedules will
allow for courses to be taught online, at night and at different
“The HPR and College of Health are here
to serve the Gulf Coast,” added Dr. Mark Maneval, professor
and team leader of the Gulf Coast program.
For more information on these graduate programs,
call Tiffany Lowery at (228) 865-4572.