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M.S. in Exercise Science Courses

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The Master of Science in Exercise Science offers a thesis and non-thesis option. Both options require 36 hours for graduation and have six required core classes:

Required Core Courses:                                                             

EXSS 6310: Motor Learning
EXSS 6315: Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 6316: Data Analysis
EXSS 6333: Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Adaptation
EXSS 6336: Analysis of Human Movement
EXSS 6337: Evaluation of Neuromuscular Adaptation

Electives: 

EXSS 5V71: Special Topics in Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 5331: Care and Prevention of Exercise and Sports Injuries
EXSS 5332: Critical Analysis of Research
EXSS 5350: Obesity Prevention and Management
EXSS 5352: Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
EXSS 5376: Advanced Strength and Conditioning
EXSS 6300: Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 6320: Organization and Development of School and Community Recreation Programs
EXSS 6330: Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 6334: Contemporary Coaching Problems
EXSS 6360: Measurement in Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 6370: Athletic Administration

 

Plan of Study – Thesis Option (based on 9 credit hours/semester and fall enrollment)

First Fall Semester First Spring Semester
EXSS 6315 Research Methods EXSS 6316 Data Analysis
EXSS 6333 or EXSS 6336 EXSS 6310 or EXSS 6337
Elective Elective


Second Fall Semester Second Spring Semester
EXSS 6333 or EXSS 6336 EXSS 6310 or EXSS 6337
6v01 Thesis Thesis
Elective Elective

 

Plan of Study – Non-Thesis Option* (based on 9 credit hours per semester and fall enrollment)

First Fall Semester First Spring Semester
EXSS 6315 Research Methods EXSS 6316 Data Analysis
EXSS 6333 or EXSS 6336 EXSS 6310 or EXSS 6337
Elective Elective

 
Second Fall Semester Second Spring Semester
EXSS 6333 or EXSS 6336 EXSS 6310 or EXSS 6337
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

 

*In addition to the 36 credit hours, the non-thesis option requires the successful completion of a comprehensive exam during their last semester of coursework.