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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 17 credits in core courses; 10 credits in concentration courses; 3 credits in elective courses; and a 6-credit culminating experience, which may be either a thesis or an internship with a comprehensive examination.

An undergraduate course in exercise physiology must be completed, with a minimum grade of B, prior to beginning the program.
Required exercise science core courses
EXNS 6202Advanced Exercise Physiology I
EXNS 6203Advanced Exercise Physiology II
EXNS 6207Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise
EXNS 6208Physical Activity in Public Health
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6619Fundamentals of Nutrition Science
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health
Concentration courses
EXNS 6220Power Training for Sports Performance
EXNS 6221Science and Theory of Training
EXNS 6222Current Topics in Strength and Conditioning
EXNS 6223Biomechanical Analysis
3 credits in course(s) approved by the program director.
Culminating experience
Students complete one of the following culminating experiences:
EXNS 6261
EXNS 6998
Thesis Seminar
and Thesis Research
EXNS 6233Graduate Internship (with comprehensive examination)

This program is primarily delivered online.

Graduation requirements

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 36 graduate credits
  2. Course requirements: successful completion of core and program specific courses
  3. Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average
  4. Time limit requirement: the degree must be completed within five years
  5. Transfer credit policy: up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be approved for transfer to the MSES. Courses need to have been taken within the past three years from an accredited institution with a grade of B or above to be considered.