2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog > Programs and Course Descriptions > Exercise Science > 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.
The M.S. in Exercise Science is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
1 - 6 credits
NOTE: Additional coursework may be selected above aforementioned requirements to support research interests.
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 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.
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