Feb 21, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology (Exercise Science) MS

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The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science prepares students as exercise physiologists, clinical exercise specialists, or strength and conditioning specialists. Career opportunities for the student choosing the exercise science emphasis exist in hospital, corporate, university, and wellness facilities.

The program provides relevant coursework, research, and laboratory experiences designed to enhance the student’s knowledge of metabolic testing, electrocardiography, graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, and blood collection and analysis. The program also provides courses designed to facilitate preparation for attainment of professional certifications in exercise science fields. The certifications include American College of Sports Medicine certification (Certified Exercise Physiologist®) and National Strength and Conditioning Association certifications (strength and conditioning specialists).

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admissions Requirements and Procedures , applicants must meet the following requirements and submit the following documents:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in exercise science (or a related field), with one course from either chemistry or biology, and additional undergraduate courses in physiology and nutrition.
  2. Official GRE scores
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Résumé
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

In addition to the requirements detailed in General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information , this program requires students to select either the thesis option or the non-thesis option.

The non-thesis option requires the completion of a six credit hour practicum experience (KIN 696 - Practicum ). The practicum provides students with opportunities for practical application of relevant theories in a professional field setting.

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