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Exercise and Sport Science

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:
  • Research Methods I & II
  • Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Specialized Courses:
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Physical Activity and Exercise Technologies
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
Required Capstone Project

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.