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The M.S. major in Exercise Science prepares students at the graduate level to enter fields of worksite health promotion or fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, or related clinical programs; or to perform research in exercise science. The program includes classroom, laboratory, research, and field experience in biomechanics, exercise physiology, and psychology of physical activity and related interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as public health, gerontology, and nutrition. The degree program provides advanced academic preparation for a successful career in the health and fitness field or for advancement to doctoral-level study.
Program Academic Regulations
Students holding undergraduate degrees in physical education, exercise science, or health-related fields (e.g., physical therapy, nutrition, respiratory therapy, nursing, or biology) or other departmentally approved degrees will be reviewed to determine if any undergraduate coursework must be completed prior to entry into the Exercise Science program. Minimum undergraduate coursework includes applied human musculoskeletal anatomy (KH 2220K), human physiology (KH 2230K), exercise physiology (KH 3650), biomechanics (KH 3600), and fitness assessment and exercise prescription (KH 4630). Students with deficiencies in these areas will be required to take remedial coursework upon entry into the program.
In consultation with their advisor, students in the Exercise Science program must successfully produce and defend a master’s thesis, master’s internship, or an approved capstone project. Students should contact the Department of Kinesiology and Health (404-413-8050) for additional information about these requirements.