Exercise and Sport Science (M.S.)

The Exercise and Sport Science degree provides students with a scientific-based curriculum for improving human performance and wellness; and is an ideal preparation for successful entry into a variety of graduate professional programs such as nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, athletic training, or medical school.  Students develop application skills for sport and fitness activities, assessment and evaluation of various populations and fitness levels, and human movement systems from subdisciplines of kinesiology.  Career options include corporate wellness, exercise physiologist, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and condition coach, and a wide variety of therapeutic exercise and recreation positions.  

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies.

The Master of Science with a major in Exercise and Sport Science is a total of 30 credits minimum and offered under the following options:

  • Plan AA minimum of thirty credits including an eight credit thesis
  • Plan BA minimum of thirty credits including a three-credit project
  • Plan C: A minimum of thirty credits including an internship (variable credit option)

The required courses are 15-21 credits, electives credits are between 3-9 credits, and the culminating experience is between 1-8 credits.  

Required Courses
KIN 5523Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology3
KIN 6310Exercise Physiology II3
KIN 6320Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
KIN 7580Biomechanical Analysis of Motor Activity3
KIN 8530Motor Learning3
Culminating Experience
Select one of the following:3-8
Master's Essay and Project Direction
Master's Thesis Direction
Internship in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
Elective Courses
Select courses as approved by advisor to complete the thirty credits required for graduation9