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Released January 26, 2005

SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION TO OFFER GRADUATE DEGREES

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 sites.

“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.

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April 1, 2005 11:10 AM