- Admission requirements
- Program details
- Course descriptions
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The Master of Science in Exercise Science prepares students for clinical, corporate, industrial and higher education employment. The program has a strong emphasis in research, helping to prepare students for continued education in professional schools of medicine, doctoral programs, or research.
- Master of Science in Exercise Science
- Master of Science in Special Studies - Students interested in applied areas of exercise science may pursue a program of study focusing on their particular educational goals.
Two areas of emphasis are available:
- Physiology - students focus on the study of the human body's responses and adaptations to physical activity.
- Biomechanics - students focus on the study of forces acting on a body within its environment.
Approximately one-third of the graduates are employed in clinics, one-third in private business and another third continue their education.
- Please be aware that with the growing interest in the Exercise Science graduate program, admission to the program has become increasing competitive. You are encouraged to apply early for a fall semester start and also consider a spring semester start.
- Admission decisions are made as completed application files are received.
- A student's letters of recommendation are weighted approximately 50 percent with the additional 50 percent from a combination of an applicant's GPA and GRE.
Length of Program - Measured by Semesters
- Part-time student: six semesters taking six credits per semester.
- Full-time student: three to four semesters taking eight to 12 credits per semester.
- The program has been designed for full-time and part-time students.
- Students must expect to complete their course loads by enrolling mainly in daytime and evening courses.
- Some classes are also available to be completed during summer sessions.
- Part-time students are welcome to complete the program if they are able to do so without financial assistance from SCSU.
Graduate Assistantship Overview
- All full-time students are guaranteed a minimum of a half assistantship for fall and spring semesters throughout the two-year program.
- Graduate assistants work with adult fitness programs, conduct exercise evaluations, assist with research, work with undergraduate labs in exercise physiology, human physiology, biomechanics, and assist with the University's required fitness/wellness course.