Exercise and Sport Studies – General (MS)

Degree Offered: Master of Science in Exercise & Sports Studies

Concentration: General

Campus Location

Main Campus

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

Offered through the Department of Kinesiology, the Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies is designed for working professionals with an undergraduate degree in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or a related subject. Through this program, you will gain relevant and practical knowledge, strategic and critical thinking abilities, and specific skills that are immediately transferable to today’s job market. The program is ideally suited for physical education teachers, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, kinesiologists, public health professionals, and nutritionists, as well as professionals in other areas of health and kinesiology.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

Program Requirements:

*Thesis – The thesis shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions prescribed in the University's Graduate Studies Handbook. The thesis will be supervised by a faculty member assigned by the kinesiology chair. Proposals for thesis topics are subject to the supervisor's approval.

*Non-thesis Internship – Students may take a clinical practicum or internship under the supervision of an assigned faculty member. The practicum is 450 hours working with a sport team, approved fitness center, recognized sporting agency, or appropriate government center.

M.S. Exercise & Sports Studies (General concentration)36 Credits
Core (required courses) 9 credits
EXSC 5010 Introduction to Research 3
EXSC 5020 Research Methods and Design 3
EXSC 5030 Seminar in Exercise Science 3
General and Free Electives( select 7 courses)
EXSC 6100 Advanced Physiological Principles of Performance 3
EXSC 6110 Applied Nurtition, Exercise, and Performance 3
EXSC 6120 Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolic Diseases 3
EXSC 6130 Neuromuscular Physiology 3
EXSC 6140 Physical Activity and Aging 3
EXSC 6200 Curriculum Trends and Issues in Physical Education 3
EXSC 6210 Constructivist Curriculum and Teaching in PE 3
EXSC 6220 Supervision in Physical Education 3
EXSC 6230 Research on Curriculum and Supervision in PE 3
EXSC 6240 Human Motor Development 3
EXSC 6520 Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3
EXSC 6530 Advanced Motor Behavior 3
EXSC 6540 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 3
EXSC 6600 Special Topics 3
Free Electives from another graduate program 3-6 credits
Thesis option
EXSC 7800 Thesis 6
Practicum/Internship with comprehensive exam
EXSC 7700 Non-Thesis 6

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