Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Master of Education - Exercise Science

Program Overview

The Master of Education in Exercise Science program helps students develop skills to organize and lead exercise programs in a variety of settings, including cardiac rehabilitation centers, corporate and hospital-based wellness programs, and private physical fitness enterprises. The primary focus of study is exercise physiology and its applications to physical activity programs. The program has a Laboratory-based hands-on approach to learning and applying the principles of exercise science. All graduate courses are offered online or in the evenings to accommodate students with other commitments.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for careers in:

  • Clinical/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Sports Performance
  • Health and Fitness, and/or Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Research
  • Corporate Wellness

 

Admission Requirements

  • Application to the College of Graduate Studies for admission to the Master of Education program in Exercise Science. An area of specialization must be noted on the admission application form.
  • Submission of one official transcript from each college and/or university where existing degrees were completed. Transcripts must be official transcripts in a sealed envelope
  • Click here to view minimum GPA and Standardized test requirements and waiver procedures.

 

Degree Completion Requirements

33 credit hours leading to a degree.

PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE (10 hours):
HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
PED 565 - Law & Policy Studies In Sport & Physical Education OR 
HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
PED 572 - Physiology of Aging OR
HPR 606 - Human Development
SPECIALIZATION (17-18 credits) required:
HED 575 - Nutrition & Physical Activity
PED 570 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
PED 675 - Physiology of Human Performance I
PED 676 - Physiology of Human Performance II
HPR 680 - Practicum OR
HPR 681 - Practicum (register for 4 credits if elective totals three)
ELECTIVES (SELECT TWO COURSES BASED ON ADVISOR APPROVAL)
HED 570 - Pathophysiology of Disease
HED 574 - Stress Management
HED 577 - Social Issues & Needs in Nutrition
HED 584 - Food Politics and Obesity
HED 585 - Worksite Health Promotion
HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior 
PED 572 - Physiology of Aging
PED 593 - Sport Nutrition
PED 593 - Pathophysiology of Obesity
PED 594 - Biomechanics
PED 595 - Training & Conditioning
PED 672 - Lab Techniques in Exercise Science
PED 677 - Prevention & Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease
Comprehensive Exam (register for HPR 691 if no other course that semester, 0 credits)
HPR 698
 Project (1-4 credits)
HPR 699
 Thesis (1-4 credits)

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