2015-2016 Spring Supplemental Graduate

Sport and Exercise Science M.S. — Exercise Physiology Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 33 Credits

See “Sport and Exercise Science M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits (18 hours)

SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science

3

SES 625Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research

3

SES 626Metabolism

3

SES 627Muscle Physiology

3

SES 632Cardiovascular Physiology

3

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

Select one of the following courses (3 hours)

SES 505Exercise Programming for Cancer Patients

3

SES 510Electrocardiography

3

Select one of the following courses (3 hours)

SES 550Neural Aspects of Kinesiology

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Comprehensive Exam option. Courses used as a part of the emphasis requirements may not also be used as electives.

The following courses are recommended electives:

SES 505Exercise Programming for Cancer Patients

3

SES 510Electrocardiography

3

SES 550Neural Aspects of Kinesiology

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

1-6

BIO 550Cell Physiology

3

BIO 552Mammalian Physiology I

3

BIO 553Mammalian Physiology II

3

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

FND 555Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance

3

Comprehensive Exam

Students in the Exercise Physiology Emphasis must pass a specified national certification exam and provide proof of successful completion to satisfy the comprehensive examination requirement. The specified certification must be one of the following:

  • American College of Sports Medicine’s Health Fitness Specialist
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Cancer Exercise Trainer
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification

The comprehensive exams (certification) must be completed during the final semester.

Thesis Option (Elective Credit Hours — 6)

The thesis option hours may be included as elective hours within a student’s program. The Thesis option requires the completion of an experimental research project (problem development, data collection and analysis, write-up, and defense).