Exercise Science M.S.

35 Semester Hours

Purpose of Degree

The M.S. program is available to those students who wish to pursue study of a specialized focus within the body of knowledge underlying Exercise Science. Two options are available to students: a thesis option or an internship option.

The thesis option is designed to provide students with valuable experience in the design and implementation of research within the field of Exercise Science with the goal of subsequently pursuing doctoral study

The internship option supplements classroom and laboratory studies with an extensive internship that allows students to experience applied aspects of Exercise Science. The internship option is designed for those students who wish to become practitioners in the field of Exercise Science.

National Accreditation

The M.S. in Exercise Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).

Program of Study

Required courses

EXSC 511Motor Learning and Control

3 credits

EXSC 513Evaluation in Exercise Science

3 credits

EXSC 524Advanced Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques

1 credit

EXSC 525Psychology of Human Performance

3 credits

EXSC 526Biomechanics of Human Performance

3 credits

EXSC 527Physiology of Human Performance

3 credits

EXSC 528Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques

1 credit

EXSC 547Advanced Topics in Sports Nutrition and Exercise

3 credits

EXSC 565Seminar in Strength and Conditioning

3 credits

EXSC 570Introduction to Research

3 credits

CEXP 536Organization & Administration of Cardiac Rehabilitation & Primary Prevention Programs

3 credits

Thesis Option

EXSC 563Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise

3 credits

EXSC 572Thesis Seminar

3 credits

Internship Option

EXSC 510Advanced Exercise Assessment and Programming

3 credits

EXSC 586Field Experience and Internship

1 - 6 credits

NOTE: Additional coursework may be selected above aforementioned requirements to support research interests.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Exercise Science Department web page for information on specific admission requirements for this program.

Final Graduation Requirement

Completion of a thesis or internship is required, and all graduate students in the Exercise Science Department are expected to demonstrate computer literacy.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available through the department. These are awarded based upon merit and achievement to full-time students in the graduate program. Graduate assistants do not teach classes, but complete projects and tasks assigned by professors.

The graduate assistantship is awarded for the first year of full-time study, with the possibility of extension through the first summer. Prospective students should apply for a graduate assistantship at the time of original application to the program, using the application form online.