Master of Science


Master of Science - Exercise Science (With Concentrations in (1) Strength and Conditioning; (2) Health and Wellness; and (3) exercise Science)

Program Description:

The M.S. in Exercise Science provides an in-depth study of applied human physiology and how it relates to athletic performance and health and wellness. The purpose of the program is to prepare fitness professionals that are equipped to meet the needs of adults in their pursuit of improved health and performance.

Exercise science professionals work with adults in leadership  positions  in areas such as strength & conditioning, worksite health promotion, commercial and community fitness/wellness, hospital/clinical rehabilitation, personal fitness training, and sports performance. In addition, graduates of this program will have the educational background to pursue doctoral education and other advanced degree programs. The program offers three M.S. degrees: Exercise Science, Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning, and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health & Wellness. 

Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Major Research Areas of Exercise Science Faculty:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health/Heat Stress
  • Physique Enhancement
  • Physical Activity Behavior and Adherence
  • Psychobiology of Exercise
  • Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancement
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Powerlifting
  • Bodybuilding

Master's Program Office Coordinator:
Heather Van Allen, Academic Program Specialist

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