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Graduate Programs : Master’s Degrees : Sport and Exercise Science M.S. : Exercise Science Emphasis

Exercise Science Emphasis

1) Biomechanics Concentration — 33 hours
Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 550 Neural Aspects of Kinesiology (3)

SES 619 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3)) (Biomechanics of Locomotion)

Select two of the following courses:

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

SES 627 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology II (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Elective Credits (3-6 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project Option.

The following course is recommended to be used as an elective:

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (1-6)

2) Exercise Physiology Concentration 33 hours
Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

SES 627 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology II (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3) (Cardiopulmonary Physiology)

Select one of the following courses:

SES 550 Neural Aspects of Kinesiology (3)

SES 619 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project option. The following courses are recommended electives:

Research or Pre Med

BIO 550 Cell Physiology (4)

CHEM 581 General Biochemistry I (4)

CHEM 582 General Biochemistry II (4)

BIO 552 Mammalian Physiology I (3)

BIO 553 Mammalian Physiology II (3)

Preventative and Rehabilitative Exercise

SES 510 Cardiac Rehabilitation (3)

SES 692 Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science (6)

Nutrition in Sport and Exercise

CHEM 581 General Biochemistry I (4)

CHEM 582 General Biochemistry II (4)

FND 555 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance (3)

3) Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Concentration 33 hours
Required Credits (9 hours)

SES 602 Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science (3)

SES 625 Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiological Research (3)

SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3)

Concentration area requirements (15 hours)

SES 624 Advanced Developmental Kinesiology (3)

SES 629 Concepts in Kinesiology (3) (Motivation)

SES 635 Exercise and Sports Psychology (3)

SES 665 Advanced Sociological Kinesiology (3)

Select one of the following courses:

SES 619 Advanced Biomechanics (3)

SES 620 Neuromuscular Structure and Function (3)

SES 626 Advanced Physiological Kinesiology I (3)

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits in a concentration area must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Professional Research Project option.

The following courses are recommended electives:

CH 530 Seminar in Health Promotion Strategies (3)

GERO 625 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3).

PSY 550 Cognitive Development (3)

PSY 627 Psychometrics (3)

PSY 664 Advanced Social Psychology (3)

SES 680 Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy (3)

SOC 532 Social Psychology and Group Dynamics (3)

SOC 563 Qualitative Methods (3)

SRM 680 Introduction to Qualitative Research (3)

Professional Research Project

The writing and presentation of a research project satisfies the completion of the comprehensive exam.

Students must see an advisor to develop a program matrix and research paper topic.

Thesis Options (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).