Graduate Program : Exercise Science

The Research Option is designed for those students who intend to pursue further graduate studies or careers in scientific or medical research. This option involves a more intensive study of laboratory methods and statistical and research design.  A thesis is required.

The Applied Option is intended for those students who plan to pursue professional careers in Exercise or Applied Sciences (corporate/adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning). This option involves additional required course work and an internship.  Coursework is modified to meet student needs.

Prerequisites for the Exercise Science option include a year of Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology.

Core Requirements (20 credits)

Credits

HHP 520 | Research Methods

3

A graduate level statistic course (SOC, BMED, etc.)

3

HHP 529 | Advanced Physiology of Exercise I

3

HHP 530 | Advanced Physiology of Exercise II

3

HHP 525 | Advanced Biomechanics 3
HHP 531 | Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science

3

HHP 594 | Graduate Seminar (2 x 1 credit each Fall)

2

Total

20



Research Option Requirements:  (38 credits minimum)

HHP 699 | Thesis

6



Applied Option Requirements:  (38 credits minimum)

HHP 598 | Internship

>3

HHP 599 | Professional Paper

OR

HHP 699 | Thesis

OR

Written comprehensive exam

3

 

6

 



Possible Electives (to meet minimum credit requirements)

Elective credits should be chosen in consultation with and approved by the student's academic advisor.

NUTR 411 | Nutrition for Sport 3
HTH 475 | Legal & Ethical Issues in the Exercise Professions 3
KIN 460 | Electrocardiogram Assessment 2
KIN 483 | Exercise, Disease and Aging - Lecture 3
KIN 484 | Exercise, Disease and Aging - Laboratory 1
ATEP 576 |Sport Performance and Technology in AT 3
HHP 523 | Case Studies in Sport Psychology 3
KIN 410 | Adv Strength Training & Cond 3
ATEP 580 | Pharmacology in Sports Medicine

1

ATEP 569 | Clinical Anatomy Lab 1
CHTH 485 | Theories of Health Behavior & Counseling

3

PUBH 540 | Health Promotion Strategies

3

CHTH 445 | Program Planning for Community Health

3

AHHS 430 | Health Aspects of Aging

3

AHAT 479 | Topics in Sports Medicine

3

HTH 465 | Leading HHP Organizations

3

COA 405 | Fundamentals of Coaching 

3

BIOH 462 | Principles of Medical Physiology

3

BIOB 468 | Endocrinology 3


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