Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is designed for students interested in the exercise and health sciences professions. It is a 30 semester hour program with three concentrations: exercise science, kinesiology, and wellness and health promotion.  The program of study is comprised of a 12 semester hour core, a 12 semester hour concentration, and 6 semester hours of electives which allow for thesis and non- thesis options.The written program of study must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and the Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. All academic regulations are applicable for the degree and for the program general requirements, including the maintenance of appropriate grade point average and the completion of a comprehensive written examination or thesis.

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Core12
Research Methods
Statistical Methods in Education
Scientific Basis of Health and Human Performance
Critical Analysis of Research and Professional Literature
Choose one of the following concentrations:18
Exercise Science Concentration
Stress Management
Laboratory Techniques in Health and Human Performance
Trends and Issues in HPE and Related Disciplines
One additional course from the following:
Essentials of Prescribing Resistance Training
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and ECG Interpretation
Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Integrative Health Coaching
Students will choose, and have approved by their advisor, a route for the remaining 6 hours of their coursework:
Thesis Route:
Thesis
Non-Thesis Route
Comprehensive Examination
Choose 6 hours from the following:
Essentials of Prescribing Resistance Training (if not already selected above)
Health Promotion
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and ECG Interpretation (if not already selected above)
Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases (if not already selected above)
Integrative Health
Integrative Health Coaching (if not already selected above)
Internship
Risk Management in Sport & Recreation Management
Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
Kinesiology Concentration
Core Classes - 9 hours
Stress Management
Risk Management in Sport & Recreation Management
Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
Students will choose, with advisor approval, one of the following routes:
Thesis Route - 9 hours
Thesis (6 hours)
Thesis Route Elective - choose 3 hours from the Kinesiology elective list below:
Non-Thesis Route - 9 hours
Comprehensive Examination (zero hours)
Non-Thesis Route Electives - Choose 9 hours from the Kinesiology elective list below:
Kinesiology Elective List
Health Promotion
Advanced Coaching Techniques
Sports in American Life
Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Integrative Health Coaching
Trends and Issues in HPE and Related Disciplines
Internship
Outdoor Education
Recreation for Special Populations
Marketing in Sport and Recreation Management
Sport Facility Planning and Organizational Behavior
Finance & Accounting Practices in Sport & Recreation Management
Wellness and Health Promotion Concentration
Health Promotion
Stress Management
Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Integrative Health Coaching
Students will choose, and have approved by their advisor, a route for the remaining 6 hours of their coursework:
Thesis Route:
Thesis
Non-Thesis Route
Comprehensive Examination
Choose 6 hours from the following:
Integrative Health
Social Determinants of Health
Trends and Issues in HPE and Related Disciplines
Internship
Risk Management in Sport & Recreation Management
Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
Total Hours30

The written program of study must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and the Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. All academic regulations are applicable for the degree and for the program general requirements, including the maintenance of appropriate grade point average and the completion of a comprehensive written examination or thesis.