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Master of Science in Exercise-Sports-Science

Exercise & Sports Science Graduate Programs

The Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) division in the Department of HHP offers a Master of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Education in Physical Education. The M.S. in Exercise Science is designed to prepare graduate students to work in clinical, community, and sports settings in the area of cardiac rehabilitation, fitness and wellness promotion, and strength and conditioning. Students may choose to major in Physical Education in one of two specializations.  The Masters and Certification program is designed to prepare graduate students for teacher certification in elementary and high school settings. The Sports Education program prepares individuals to coach children, adolescents, and/or adults in communities, K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and professional organizations.

The M.S. in Exercise Science will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address health issues related to physical inactivity and obesity as well as to enhance human performance using evidence-based training and dietary strategies. Graduates will appreciate the value and importance of research-based literature and have the critical thinking, research, and technical skills to: 1) understand research-based literature; 2) use innovative approaches to problem solving; 3) successfully pursue a doctoral degree in Exercise Science or related discipline; 4) work in athletic, clinical (e.g., cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and diagnostic testing), educational, and fitness settings; and 5) sit for advanced professional certifications (e.g., the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist).

Please contact the ESS graduate coordinator for questions:

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Ting Liu

The Department of Health and Human Performance is a member of the American Kinesiology Association