M.S. in Applied Exercise and Health Science
All students take a basic core of courses focusing on research methods, statistical analysis, and administrative skills. Students choose an area of concentration for further study in either Exercise Physiology or Sport Management, and then conclude with a capstone experience applicable to their concentration. The curriculum is designed to be flexible to meet the unique career goals of students.
The Exercise Physiology Concentration focuses on the physiological responses/adaptations to exercise through laboratory-based activities and exposure to research investigation. The typical Exercise Physiology student will take the core, concentration, and elective classes during all semesters of the program. For the capstone experience, students typically choose from an applied project completed in a single semester (plus one elective), or a research-intensive thesis completed over two semesters. The administrative field experience option (plus one elective) is also available.
The Sport Management Concentration focuses on sport and the sport industry through the study of managerial principles and participating in applied experiences to prepare for careers in the sport, recreation, and fitness industries. The typical Sport Management student will take the core, concentration, and elective classes prior to the final semester of the program. The final semester will conclude with a full-time administrative field experience in a sport organization as a capstone project. The program also offers project and thesis options for students who prefer a research-focused capstone experience.