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.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: February 1 (only for applicants who have completed all prerequisite undergraduate coursework (see below)
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: February 1 (only for applicants who have not completed all prerequisite undergraduate coursework (see below)
  • Prerequisite Undergraduate Coursework: applied human musculoskeletal anatomy (KH 2220), human physiology (KH 2230), exercise physiology (KH 3650), biomechanics (KH 3600), and fitness assessment and exercise prescription (KH 4630). Applicants with deficiencies in these areas will be required to apply for Summer semester admission.

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