Exercise Science Concentration
This concentration is designed to prepare students to assume positions as fitness or health promotion directors and exercise consultants in private or public agencies, health centers, cardiac rehabilitation programs, as well as corporate fitness programs.
Job opportunities for exercise science majors include the following: cardiac rehabilitation, worksite fitness/wellness, personal training, management of fitness clubs, community fitness (e.g., YMCA), hospital based fitness and wellness, strength and conditioning specialist, and sports industry and equipment.
The Graduate Program in Exercise Science has two MS degree options: thesis (30 semester hours of coursework and 6 semester hours of thesis) and non-thesis (36 semester hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam).
Special Admission Requirements for physical education pedagogy, physical education coaching, exercise science without an internship, exercise science with an internship, and physical activity in health promotion concentrations
In addition to normal requirements, the following are required:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of goals and rational for entering graduate program (maximum of 300 words)
The Exercise Science without Internship concentration is a general program designed for the allied health professional who does not intend to change careers as a result of this degree.
The Exercise Science with Internship concentration is aimed at students desiring practical experience necessary to change careers. All programs are aimed at preparing students for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine.