General Requirements for MS in Exercise Science

Note: The GRE is no longer required effective Fall 2020

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent in exercise science, sport management, or other relevant field from a nationally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Applicants from other disciplines or related fields will be considered for admission with evidence of foundational coursework related to the degree. Work experience in the field may provide sufficient background to permit entry into the program.
  • International applicants are subject to the university's requirements for admission.
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program, maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
    • Your experience in the field, including volunteer experience.
    • Your reason(s) for choosing this degree program.
    • Your experience with research (if applicable).
    • Your career goals and how furthering your education with this degree will help you realize these goals.
  • Two references (preferably from academic sources). References should include both the rating form and a separate letter on letterhead should also be uploaded from each reference.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae should include the following when applicable: education, experience (work and volunteer), certifications, professional affiliations, special skills related to the field, and research presentations/publications.
  • A student may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from other nationally accredited institutions. To be transferred, coursework from other institutions must correspond to Kennesaw State University's MS in Exercise Science curriculum. The student must provide course description and syllabus for consideration and the amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the program director. A minimum grade of B must have been received in the course and the course work must be no more than five years old. Please see the graduate Program Director to begin the transfer process.
  • Effective Fall 2020 admissions, the GRE is no longer required for admission consideration, but remains as optional.

MS in Exercise Science Curriculum

Effective Fall 2022, all students take 21 hours of an Exercise Physiology concentration, electives (3-6 hours), and conclude with a capstone experience (3-9 hours).  The curriculum is designed to be flexible to meet the unique career goals of students. The program focuses on the physiological responses/adaptations to exercise through laboratory-based activities and exposure to research investigation. 

EHS 6100 - Fall - Research Methods in Sports and Exercise
EHS 6200 - Spring- Statistical Methods in Sports and Exercise
EHS 6510 - Fall - Advanced Exercise Physiology
EHS 6520 - Spring - Exercise Psychology
EHS 6530 - Spring - Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
EHS 6540 - Fall - Bioenergetic and Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
EHS 6550 - Spring - Cardiovascular and Clinical Physiology
EHS 6300 - Leadership and Administration in Sports and Exercise
EHS 6410 - Trends and Issues in Sports and Exercise
EHS 7510 - Epidemiology
EHS 7520 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning
EHS 7530 - Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EHS 7540 - Environmental Physiology
EHS 7750 - Special Topics in Applied Exercise and Health Science
EHS 7760 - Directed Study in Applied Exercise and Health Science
EHS 7800 - Administrative Field Experience (3-9 hours, variable-credit course)
EHS 7850 - Master's Project in Applied Exercise and Health Science (3 hours)
EHS 7900 - Master's Thesis (6 hours, 3-hour course repeated over two semesters)