Graduate 2020-2021

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

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See “Sport and Exercise Science M.S.

Degree Requirements — 33 Credits

Required Credits (21 hours)

SES 505Ex Program Cancer Patient

3

or

SES 510Electrocardiography

3

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

SES 625: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology

Elective Credits (6-12 hours)

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

The following courses are recommended electives:

SES 505Ex Program Cancer Patient

3

SES 510Electrocardiography

3

SES 550Neural Aspects of Kinesiology

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

1- 6

BIO 547Immunology and Disease

3

BIO 550Cell Physiology

3

BIO 552Advanced Systemic Physiology: Homeostats

3

BIO 553Advanced Systemic Physiology: Control Systems

3

BIO 556Current Topics in Biomedical Research

2

BIO 576Pharmacology

3

BIO 582Cancer Biology

3

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

FND 555Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance

3

 

Thesis Option

SES 699 - Thesis (6 Credits)

The thesis option may be included as elective hours within a student's program. The thesis option requires the completion of a research study, including problems development with data collections and appropriate analysis. The thesis will be completed in a format consistent with UNC Graduate School guidelines. Students must request approval from their advisor to complete the Thesis and the Student's advisory and at least one additional UNC faculty member will comprise the thesis committee.

 

Non-Thesis Option

This option is dependent on each student. Students selecting this option may complete the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and complete a graduate internship. Certifications should be completed during the last semester of course work AND prior to the Graduate School's deadline for results of written comprehensive examination (see deadlines on Graduate Schools website). The specified certification must be one of the following:

* American College of Sports Medicine's Health Fitness Specialist

* American College of Sports Medicine's Clinical Exercise Specialist

* American College of Sports Medicine's Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

* American College of Sports Medicine's Cancer Exercise Trainer

* National Strength and Conditioning Association's Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification