Exercise Science (M.S.) Required Courses

Exercise Science (M.S.) Required Courses


Exercise Science

A bachelor's degree in the biological or allied health sciences or a related field is recommended. Undergraduate prerequisites include Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Exercise Physiology. Undergraduate deficiencies may be addressed while working toward the master's degree (without credit earned toward the degree).

Additionally, applicants must have an undergraduate QPA of at least 2.5, three letters of recommendation and a statement describing goals and objectives of their graduate study and successful interview. Graduate Record Exam scores may be requested.

Graduation Requirements

  • Non-thesis option — A minimum of 39 semester hours and a 3.0 QPA is required to graduate.
  • Thesis option — A minimum of 39 semester hours and a 3.0 QPA is required to graduate.

Non-thesis Option Course Sequence

The following course sequence is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed
as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course
availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser
before developing an actual academic plan.

EXERSCI.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques
EXERSCI.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science
EXERSCI.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing
EXERSCI.513 Current Issues in Exercise Science
EXERSCI.551 Mechanics of Human Movement
EXERSCI.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management
EXERSCI.454 | EXERSCI.554 Seminar: Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness Instructor
EXERSCI.556 Muscular Adaptations to Exercise
EXERSCI.560 Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism
EXERSCI.575 Exercise Physiology I EXERSCI.576 Exercise Physiology II
EXERSCI.577 Exercise Program Administration
EXERSCI.595 Practicum in Exercise Science

Thesis Option Course Sequence

The following course sequence is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed
as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course
availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser
before developing an actual academic plan.

EXERSCI.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques
EXERSCI.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science
EXERSCI.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing
EXERSCI.551 Mechanics of Human Movement
EXERSCI.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management
EXERSCI.454 | EXERSCI.554 Seminar: Exercise Specialists and Health Fitness Instructor
EXERSCI.556 Muscular Adaptations to Exercise
EXERSCI.560 Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism
EXERSCI.575 Exercise Physiology I EXERSCI.576 Exercise Physiology II
EXERSCI.577 Exercise Program Administration
EXERSCI.599 Master's Thesis