icon-apply-grad2Exercise Science (M.S.)

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. Graduate assistantships may be available within the department (teaching or research) and with the Student Recreation Center .

Course description and classes

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Student Resources


Program Contacts

Rebecca Ellis, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator

Program Faculty

Laura Abbott Christopher Ingalls, Ph.D. Brett Wong, Ph.D.
Jerry Brandon, Ph.D. Jeffrey Otis, Ph.D. Jerry Wu, Ph.D.
J Andrew Doyle, Ph.D. Peter, Rohleder
Rebecca Ellis, Ph.D. Courtney Strosnider
Mark D. Geil, Ph.D. Walter Thompson, Ph.D.

Graduate Admissions Information

For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.