We offer an Masters degree in Movement and Leisure Sciences
and a PhD with an emphasis in Exercise Science.
A Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science prepares students to teach, conduct research, and provide services related to exercise science disciplines in higher education and other exercise-related institutions. You may choose an emphasis in biomechanics, exercise physiology, or sport psychology.
The Masters degree in Exercise Science 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
Applications can be found at the UI Graduate Admissions
. Once students are accepted into our program and during their first semester on campus, students will be assigned an advisor. Students are required to develop and submit a formal degree plan, in consultation with their advisor, by the end of their first semester in the program. All information is located on the College of Graduate Studies website
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.
A Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (B.S.P.E) with a major in Exercise Science 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.