Master of Science
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to personally interact with program faculty in the classroom and laboratory. The Exercise Science “Human Performance Laboratory” is equipped with state of the art equipment such including the Moxus Modular VO2 System (AEI Technologies), True-One 2410 Metabolic Measurement System (ParvoMedic), Bod Pod (COSMED Inc.), Excalibur Sport Anaerobic Power System (LODEBV), Ergomedic 894E Peak Bike (Monark), Quinton Q4500 Stress Test System, 12-lead Electrocardiograph, and numerous other equipment.
- Earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 on all undergraduate work earned in fulfillment of the baccalaureate degree.
- Earn an acceptable GRE score on quantitative, verbal reasoning, and writing.
- Demonstrated competence in basic human anatomy and physiology (recommend BIOL 2221 & 2222, EXSC 4131, or equivalent).
- Provide two acceptable letters of support from academic personnel qualified to attest to the applicant’s potential for success in the program.
- Have good academic standing from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
To be considered for provisional admission students must meet criteria 2 - 5 above with undergraduate GPA of 2.5-2.74
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge base in the discipline of Exercise Science
- Demonstrate advanced skills in the areas of assessment techniques used in exercise science-related professions
- Demonstrate advanced skills in exercise prescription and programming in a variety of populations
- Demonstrate ability to design, interpret, analyze, and apply research in the discipline of Exercise Science
- Demonstrate the ability to research, collect, and summarize data and information from a variety of sources and to present that information at a level consistent with the intended audience
Additional Program Requirements
Program Of Study
Area 1 Program Core Required Hours: 18
EXSC 6118 Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXSC 6119 Research Methods in Human Performance
EXSC 6125 Readings in Exercise Science
EXSC 6135 Data Analysis
EXSC 6237 Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription
EXSC 6238 Kinesmetrics
Area 2 Electives* Required Hours: 12
EXSC 5212 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
EXSC 5545 Selected Topics in Exercise Science
EXSC 6115 Advanced Strength and Conditioning
EXSC 6116 Environmental Stressors and Exercise
EXSC 6137 Exercise Electrocardiography
EXSC 6138 Pharm Consid Exer Testing & Training
EXSC 6139 Exercise Epidemiology
EXSC 6145 Advanced Nutrition for Exercise and Sports
EXSC 6225 Fitness for Individuals with Disabilities
EXSC 6775 Seminar in Exercise Science
EXSC 6436 Practicum in Exercise Science
EXSC 6898 Directed Research in Exercise Science
EXSC 6899 Independent Study
EXSC 6981 Thesis Research
Note - The plan of study for Area 2 requires approval by the program director or advisor.
Area 3 Additional Requirements Required Hours: 0
EXSC 6000 Comp. Exam/Thesis Defense
Total Hours Required: 30