Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, M.S.

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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.

Culminating Experience

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.

Degree Requirements

Professional Studies (3 Hours)

Electives (15 Hours)

Select Five Courses (15): In consultation with their advisor, students will select coursework numbered 6000 or higher in a specific area of emphasis. At least 9 of the 15 elective credits must be Exercise Science courses.

Culminating Experience (6 Hours)

Select One Course (6): In consultation with their advisor, students will select one of the following culminating experiences.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: Minimum of 36

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