Exercise Science 3+2 Option (BA + MS Exercise Science)
The undergraduate Exercise Science major focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise, and management. The program prepares students for positions in settings such as fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, and health and wellness education. Students are prepared for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, sports management, sport psychology, and more.
The Master of Science in Exercise Science is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future Exercise Science professionals. By utilizing a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students will gain greater insight regarding exercise testing and prescription as they relate to working with diverse populations. Major topics discussed include exercise physiology, exercise testing, applied exercise prescription, biomechanics, nutrition and metabolism, and psychology of sport and exercise. This program will prepare students to become leaders within the Exercise Science industry.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.
The 3+2 program allows high-performing students to have the ability to shorten their timeline for completion of a master’s degree. Admission to the 3+2 program requires:
- Completion of 64 credits or an associate’s degree,
- a 3.00 CGPA,
- a written essay, and
- an interview (telephone or in person) with the department.
The undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred simultaneously upon conclusion of the master’s degree to ensure all student outcomes have been met. Interested students should contact the department or their academic advisor for specific information regarding the 3+2 program.
|BA + MS Exercise Science Coursework|
|KHS 220||Research Methods||4|
|KHS 300||Applied Nutrition||4|
|KHS 311||Functional Anatomy||4|
|KHS 400||Health Psychology||4|
|KHS 436||Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning||4|
|KHS 450||Exercise Assessment||4|
|KHS 474||Exercise Physiology||4|
|KHS 475||Applied Exercise Prescription||4|
|KHS 497||Seminar in Graduate Kinesiology and Health Sciences||3|
|KHS 570||Ethics and Policy in Sport and Exercise Science||3|
|KHS 605||Nutrition and Metabolism||3|
|KHS 610||Research Methods||3|
|KHS 575||Epidemiological Statistical Analysis||3|
|KHS 600||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KHS 595||Clinical Exercise Assessment||3|
|KHS 615||Exercise Prescription||3|
|KHS 590||Psychology of Sport and Exercise||3|
|KHS 580||Mechanisms of Skilled Neuromuscular Behavior||3|
|KHS 585||Biomechanics in Exercise Science||3|
|KHS 620||Master's Capstone||3|