B.S. in Physical Education with a major of Exercise Science
This degree trains students to work with various populations (athletes to individuals with chronic disease to entire communities) and provides each student the knowledge and skills to have a successful career in Exercise Science and Health.
Our unique program offers a strong core set of classes in Exercise Science and Health and prepares students to become proficient in the knowledge and skills necessary for graduate school or a professional career in Health, Fitness, Rehabilitation or Higher Education.
M.S. Degree in Movement and Leisure Science with Emphasis in Exercise Science and Health
The Master's degree is a one year program (non-thesis option) or a two year program (thesis option), depending on the student’s career goals.
- 30 credits minimum to graduate with an MS in Exercise Science
- Thesis, internship or comprehensive exam options
- Maximum of 10 credits for thesis hours
- Maximum of 5 credits for PEP 599 (research)
- Minimum of 18 credits at 500 level or above
Ph.D in Exercise Science
The doctoral program in Exercise Science is designed to prepare student's research, teaching and service/outreach skills for positions in academia. The program has three cognate tracks in Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Biomechanics. Candidates will engage in practical experiences conducting research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing consulting and outreach skills, and having immersion experiences to further refine skills and develop practical experience. Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate research interests that correspond with program faculty members' research and are interested in engaging in interdisciplinary research and outreach in healthy, active lifestyles.