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M.S.E.S. in Exercise Science


The M.S. in exercise science prepares students for careers in fitness and allied health and research. The degree also prepares students for advanced study at the doctoral (Ph.D.) level.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30

Course Requirements

For the M.S. in exercise science, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study is required. Requirements for the M.S. in exercise science are a minimum of 12 hours from the core curriculum, 6 hours of supporting curriculum, 6 hours of research design and statistics, and either 6 hours of thesis or 6 hours of internship or 6 additional hours of adviser-approved elective course work as the capstone learning experience.

Core Curriculum 12 hours
ES 609-Motor Behavior 3
ES 611-Exercise Physiology I 3
ES 614-Cardiovascular Physiology 3
ES 616-Exercise Physiology II 3
Supporting Curriculum 6 hours
ES 514-Applied EMG 3
ES 515-Stress and the Brain 3
ES 542-Sports Psychology 3
ES 548-Biomechanics of Injury 3
ES 608-Methods & Procedures of Graded Exercise Testing (core) 3
ES 612-Instrumentation and Analysis in Biomechanics 3
ES 613-Health Aspects of Physical Activity 3
ES 615-Physiological Aspects of Aging 3
ES 618-Advanced Muscle Physiology 3
ES 620-Selected Topics in Exercise Science 3
ES 644-Control of Human Movement 3
ES 651-Advanced Individual Study 3
ES 652-Advanced Individual Study 3
Any noncore course with adviser approval 3
Research and Statistics 6 hours
ES 625-Research Design and Evaluation 3
ES 626-Statistical Analysis I OR ES-511 Applied Statistics (adviser -approved) 3
Capstone Learning Requirement 6 hours
ES 610-Internship in Exercise Science 6
ES 697-Thesis 6
Adviser-approved elective course work 6
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