Graduate Program

M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies

The Department of Kinesiology offers a 36 credit graduate degree leading to a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies with the choice of a general degree, or a concentration in either Exercise Physiology or Sport Pedagogy. Students will complete: (a) three required courses (Introduction to Research, Research Methods and Design, and Seminar in Exercise Science); (b) five courses in one of the concentrations and two free electives OR seven courses in the general area; and (c) a thesis or internship.


Core (required courses) Credits
EXSC 5010 Introduction to Research 3
EXSC 5020 Research Methods and Design 3
EXSC 5030 Seminar in Exercise Science 3
Concentration in Exercise Physiology (required courses) Credits
EXSC 6100 Advanced Physiological Principles of Performance 3
EXSC 6110 Applied Nutrition, Exercise, and Performance 3
EXSC 6120 Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolic Diseases 3
EXSC 6130 Neuromuscular Physiology 3
EXSC 6140 Physical Activity and Aging 3
Concentration in Sport Pedagogy (required courses) Credits
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
General and Free Electives Credits
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
Thesis/Non-Thesis Credits
EXSC 7700 Non-Thesis 6
Practicum or Internship with comprehensive exam
EXSC 7800 Thesis 6