Dual/Accelerated BA to MEd in Exercise Science
Exercise Science PLUS
The dual/accelerated 4+1 BA to MEd in exercise science (called Exercise Science PLUS) is specifically designed to prepare qualified students for graduate level work in exercise science through a coordinated accelerated program leading to both a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science and a Master of Education in exercise science. A student admitted into the accelerated program is allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit while completing their undergraduate degree requirements for exercise science.
The student should apply for tentative graduate admission to the accelerated program at least one semester before the semester in which he or she desires to obtain credit at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
To be considered for admission to the Accelerated 4+1 program, the following must be satisfied:
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.750 overall;
- Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study (junior standing);
- Currently hold and maintain a nationally accredited CPR/AED certification; and
- Completion of HPS prerequisite courses for the master's program.
Exercise Science PLUS Program Requirements
A student admitted into the accelerated program is allowed to enroll in up to 9 credit hours of courses for graduate credit while completing their undergraduate degree requirements for exercise science.
All students majoring in exercise science are required to hold and maintain a nationally accredited CPR/AED certification throughout the program. First Aid certification is recommended.
|Exercise Science Course Electives|
|Must be a 500-level or higher course|
|HPS 510||Coaching Principles||3|
|HPS 590||Independent Study||1-3|
|HPS 715||Body Composition and Weight Management||3|
|HPS 732||Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease||3|
|HPS 780||Physical Dimensions of Aging||3|
|HPS 790||Applied Exercise Physiology||3|
|HPS 795||Physiology of Athletic Performance||3|
|HPS 797||Exercise in Health and Disease||3|
|Electives outside the HPS department may be considered for "ES Course Electives" upon approval.|
Graduate Exercise Science (ES) Curriculum
(Post Dual/Accelerated Process)
|Fall Semester||Credit Hours|
|HPS 815||Fitness Assessment/Exercise Recommendations||3|
|HPS 800||Recent Literature in the Profession||3|
|HPS 860||Research Methods in the Profession||3|
|HPS 830||Advanced Physiology and Anatomy of Exercise||3|
|Total Credit Hours||21|