Admission to the master’s degree program in exercise science requires students to have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a grade point average of at least 2.750 (4.000 system) in the last 60 credit hours of coursework including any postbachelor’s graduate work in accordance with university graduate policy.
Students applying to the program must complete the following prerequisite courses. Students who have 9 credit hours or less of prerequisites remaining may be granted admission on a full-standing basis, but must complete all remaining prerequisites within one year of admission.
|CHEM 110||Preparatory Chemistry (or equivalent)||3|
|HPS 229||Applied Human Anatomy (or equivalent)||3|
|HPS 313||Exercise & Sport Nutrition (or equivalent)||3|
|HPS 328||Kinesiology - Biomechanics (or equivalent)||3|
|HPS 490||Physiology of Exercise (or equivalent)||3|
The Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science program offers a 34-hour thesis option, a 36-hour nonthesis with internship option, and a 36-hour nonthesis without internship option. The thesis option requires an oral examination on the research; the nonthesis with internship and nonthesis without internship options require a written comprehensive examination.
All program students are required to take HPS 860, preferably in their first year in the program, to satisfy the professional and scholarly integrity training requirement.
|HPS 800||Recent Literature in the Profession||3|
|HPS 815||Fitness Assessment/Exercise Recommendations||3|
|HPS 830||Advanced Physiology and Anatomy of Exercise||3|
|HPS 860||Research Methods in the Profession||2-3|
|HPS 510||Coaching Principles||3|
|HPS 541||Strength Training and Conditioning||3|
|HPS 715||Body Composition and Weight Management||3|
|HPS 732||Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease||3|
|HPS 740||Endocrinology and Metabolism of Exercise||3|
|HPS 762||Statistical Concepts in Human Performance Studies||3|
|HPS 780||Physical Dimensions of Aging||3|
|HPS 781||Cooperative Education Field Study||1-3|
|HPS 790||Applied Exercise Physiology||3|
|HPS 795||Physiology of Athletic Performance||3|
|HPS 797||Exercise in Health and Disease||3|
|HPS 890||Special Topics||1-4|
|HPS 895||Applied Research||1-4|
|HPS 875||Thesis Research||2|
|Total Credit Hours||34|
Nonthesis Option with Internship
|HPS 857||Internship in Exercise Science/Wellness||6|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
Nonthesis Option without Internship
|Total Credit Hours||36|