Exercise Science, M.S.

Admission Requirements 

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in exercise science, kinesiology, biology, chemistry, pre-med, nutrition, health sciences, physiology, psychology, public health, physical therapy, medical doctor, from an accredited institution

  • Academic prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Grade point average of 3.00/4.00 or higher
  • GRE is not required but recommended
  • For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 80 internet-based, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Course Type 2 exam - minimum overall band score of 6.5. This requirement may be waived for applicants that have earned a prior degree from a US institution.

Application Requirements

  • Resume or CV

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing your academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives and potential mentors
  • At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources (at least one of these letters must be from an academic source)
  • Official transcripts from all schools or colleges previously attended
  • Non-US institution transcripts must be verified by World Education Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation service. Please submit a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation (WES ICAP)
  • GRE scores - not required but recommended
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for those whose native language is not English

Degree Requirements (33 Hours)

Required Courses (18-21 Hours)

For all Exercise Science M.S. Students

Course Title Credits
BIOS 700Introduction to Biostatistics3
EXSC 799Thesis Preparation3 or 6
or EXSC 798 Project in Exercise Science
PUBH 700Perspectives in Public Health3
EXSC 780Physiology of Exercise3
or EXSC 781 Physiology, Exercise, and Disease
EXSC 787Research Methods and Design for Exercise Science3
Select one of the following:3
Physical Activity and Health: Epidemiology, Research and Practice
Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
Mechanisms of Motor Skill Performance
Endocrinology of Exercise and Health

 Electives (12 or 15 Hours)