Concentrations

The M.S. in Exercise Science is a program which requires students to complete a minimum of 36 hours over a 2 year period. Students select one of the three concentration options:

 

Research

  • A research concentration which includes interdisciplinary coursework and experiences in biology, chemistry, physics, and exercise science for those who plan to pursue a Ph.D.
  • Program Requirements

 Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • A clinical exercise physiology concentration which includes coursework and experiences in chronic disease management, cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, electrocardiography, and exercise prescription in preparation for a career in the clinical, wellness, or rehabilitative setting.
  • Program Requirements

Strength and Conditioning

  • A strength and conditioning concentration which includes courses and experiences in nutrition, program design, sport training, and exercise science for careers in sports performance
  • Program Requirements

 

Graduate students have the opportunity to assist in on-going research in the biomechanics, exercise biochemistry, human performance, hydrostatic, and neuromuscular laboratories.

Additionally, students are encouraged to engage in research that culminates in a professional presentation or publication. Clinical internships are required for both the Clinical and Strength & Conditioning concentrations.