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Exercise Science (M.S.)

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The M.S. program is available to those students who wish to pursue study of a specialized focus within the body of knowledge underlying Exercise Science. Graduate students experience the Exercise Science sub-disciplines of Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics within our excellent facilities at East Stroudsburg University.

Students can choose from two options within the MS Exercise Science: the thesis option or the internship option. In the thesis option students will gain experience in the design and implementation of research within the field of Exercise Science, culminating in a written thesis that is subject to faculty review. In the internship option students will gain experience in a work environment through the culminating experience of an internship completed in an area allied to Exercise Science.

M.S. Exercise Science course sequence

Thesis option   Internship option  
Summer Post-Session   Summer Post-Session  
EXSC 570 Introduction to Research 3 EXSC 570 Introduction to Research 3
Subtotal 3 Subtotal 3
 
Fall Semester   Fall Semester  
EXSC 524 Advanced Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques 1 EXSC 524 Advanced Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques 1
EXSC 526 Biomechanics of Human Performance 3 EXSC 526 Biomechanics of Human Performance 3
EXSC 527 Physiology of Human Performance 3 EXSC 527 Physiology of Human Performance 3
EXSC 528 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques 1 EXSC 528 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques 1
EXSC 563 Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise 3 EXSC 510 Advanced Exercise Assessment & Programming 3
Subtotal 11 Subtotal 11
 
Spring Semester   Spring Semester  
EXSC 513 Evaluation in MSES 3 EXSC 513 Evaluation in MSES 3
EXSC 565 Strength & Conditioning Theory 3 EXSC 565 Strength & Conditioning Theory 3
EXSC 547 Advanced Topics in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism 3 EXSC 547 Advanced Topics in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism 3
EXSC 525 Psychology of Human Performance 3 EXSC 525 Psychology of Human Performance 3
Subtotal 12 Subtotal 12
 
Summer Main Session   Summer Main Session  
CEXP 536 Organization & Administration of Cardiac & Primary Prevention Programs 3 CEXP 536 Organization & Administration of Cardiac & Primary Prevention Programs 3
EXSC 511 Motor Learning & Control 3 EXSC 511 Motor Learning & Control 3
EXSC 572 Thesis seminar 3 EXSC 586 Internship 3
Subtotal 9 Subtotal 9
 
TOTAL CREDITS 35 TOTAL CREDITS 35

Graduation from this program will provide the student with the professional preparation for credentialing from organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and/or to pursue more advanced study (doctoral degree) or a career in exercise science research.

Admission requirements

  • 2.5 overall GPA (3.0 in major)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A written 'Statement of Intent'