Exercise Physiology - M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Graduates of the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology are prepared for a wide variety of career options, including exercise prescription and research, as well as doctoral study. Degree applicants are expected to have substantial preparation in the sciences, usually including coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Representative faculty research includes the areas of body composition, metabolism/nutritional requirements, environment, clinical exercise physiology and the psychophysiology of aging as it is influenced by physical activity and fitness. Athletic training faculty also support the degree path with their areas of expertise in clinical and educational research in the field of athletic training.
Minimum requirements for entry into the M.S. program is a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale); either a minimum GRE score of the 50th percentile or a MCAT score of the 50th percentile; an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or equivalent preparation; official transcript(s); goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the Ph.D. also requires an interview.
M.S.: The minimum credit-hour requirement for the masters is 34 semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. However, only in rare instances does a student fulfill the educational and research expectations within this minimum-hour requirement. Any deficiencies in a doctoral student’s academic preparation must be corrected very early in the approved academic program. This degree has both thesis and non-thesis options.
M.S.: Students in the masters program can chose to do a thesis.
Ph.D.: Students will be required to pass a oral and written candidacy exam after coursework is completed before beginning their dissertation.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
M.S.: Students in the masters program are encouraged to include research hours as part of their program.
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