The Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science can be earned by completing two semesters (one academic year) of full-time study or part time in two academic years.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements
This master’s program is comprised of eight courses, a field-based experience, and a capstone project (32 credits total). The interdisciplinary major includes coursework in the Department of Health Sciences and Schools of Education and Business. The program is designed to give students a foundation in theory and research, as well as emphasis on practical applications. The required field-based practicum and capstone project will be selected by the student in collaboration with his/her advisor. Students will have opportunities to interact with faculty from both health and business fields, as well as to engage in a real-world exercise and sports science projects through their field-based and capstone experiences.
Required Core Courses (16 credits):
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Foundations of Health Promotion
- Chronic Disease Prevention
- Effective Managerial Communication (2 credits)
- Leading Effective Teams (2 credits)
Specialized Courses (12 credits):
- Advanced Strength and Conditioning
- Sports Nutrition
- Performance Testing and Evaluation