Regents approve new master’s‚ bachelor’s degree programs at Kennesaw State

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved three significant new academic degree programs at Kennesaw State University Wednesday‚ including a master’s degree program in Applied Exercise and Health Science and two business−oriented undergraduate programs‚ one of which will allow students to complete a bachelor’s degree online.

Georgia (Aug 8, 2007) — Programs include new online BBA in management‚ master’s in exercise and health

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 8‚ 2007) — The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved three significant new academic degree programs at Kennesaw State University Wednesday‚ including a master’s degree program in Applied Exercise and Health Science and two business−oriented undergraduate programs‚ one of which will allow students to complete a bachelor’s degree online.

The new programs include:

  • a Master of Science with a major in Applied Exercise and Health Science within the WellStar College of Health and Human Services;

  • an online Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management‚ offered through the Michael J. Coles College of Business;

  • a BBA degree program with a major in international business through the Coles College of Business.


“Each of the new programs approved by the Board of Regents positions Kennesaw State to continue producing highly educated workers in the health and business sectors‚” said KSU President Daniel S. Papp. “These new programs are in high demand in the state‚ and we are pleased to secure approval to offer them at Kennesaw State. The online BBA program‚ in particular‚ will help us reach a new market of students‚ who can access our programs at their convenience.”

The programs indeed meet critical needs for the state and the nation in each respective field.

The Master of Science in Applied Exercise and Health Science will prepare students to meet the demands of a growing population‚ an increased number of aging persons with longer life expectancies that will‚ collectively‚ drive an increasing demand for health care and social assistance through the next decade. Professionals graduating from this program will be prepared to engage in a variety of leadership positions in health and fitness fields‚ having gained skills to develop‚ implement‚ supervise and evaluate effective programs to promote health and wellness.

The online BBA with a major in management will allow KSU to educate current future business leaders in Georgia and the nation through an entire degree program offered online‚ bringing a new delivery method for a highly regarded existing degree. Students choosing this learning method will be subject to the same admission and progression requirements demanded of students who take classes on the physical KSU campus. The program will use new online courses‚ as well as many existing online courses offered through the Coles College‚ allowing students to complete their educations from anywhere and at any time.

The new undergraduate international business major at KSU will prepare Georgia students for the reality of the global economy‚ meeting the increasing demand for employees who have the expertise to successfully address special issues of international business‚ including matters such as import/export issues‚ tariffs‚ judicial system differences‚ foreign exchange banking issues‚ property ownership and other matters. Graduates from the program will aid in keeping Georgia internationally competitive‚ as the state’s role in the global economy continues to grow. According to the Georgia Economic Council‚ there are more than 1‚000 international businesses operating in the state with at least 112‚257 employees from 43 countries.

Officials expect the Master of Science in Applied Exercise and Health Science program to start by fall semester of 2008. The undergraduate business programs take effect this fall.

ONLINE PRESS KIT:

For more information about other actions taken by the Board of Regents this week‚ visit www.usg.edu.

For more information about the colleges which will house the new degrees‚ visit http://coles.kennesaw.edu for the Coles College of Business and www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs for the WellStar College of Health and Human Services.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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