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



  • This concentration includes a required thesis project, and elective coursework chosen to fit each student's career goals, consisting of advanced study in areas such as biomechanics, specific topics in exercise physiology, or related interdisciplinary coursework (biology, chemisty, physics) for those who plan to pursue a Ph.D.
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 Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • This concentration includes coursework and experiences in cardiorespiratory physiology, cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, exercise prescription, and chronic disease management in preparation for a career in the clinical, wellness, or rehabilitative setting.
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Strength and Conditioning

  • This concentration includes coursework and experiences in program design, sport performance, high-performance testing, sport nutrition, sport psychology, and motor behavior in preparation for a career athletic performance, sport science, or fitness.
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Graduate students have the opportunity to assist in on-going research in faculty research laboratories. Additionally, students are encouraged to engage in research that culminates in a professional presentation or publication. A field experience (Internship, Practicum) is required for both the Clinical Exercise Physiology and Strength & Conditioning concentrations.