Required Courses (21 hours)

AT 696 - Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training - Study in the administration of and techniques involved in athletic training practice. 3.000 Credit hours

EXSC 600 - Internship in Exercise Science An in-depth practical experience in the application of knowledge and skills related to one of the specialization areas within exercise science. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. A total of 12 credits may be earned. 1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours

EXSC 603 - Exercise Physiology 1 - Advanced study of the physiological responses to exercise. Emphasis is on the neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3.000 Credit hours

EXSC 604 - Essentials of Resistance Training and Conditioning
- Designed to give the scientific basis of resistance training and conditioning and the ability to apply that knowledge with specific training techniques. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3.000 Credit hours

EXCS 634 - Mechanical Analysis of Movement
- Applications of the principles of mechanics to the analysis of motor skills; study of methods of execution of various athletic and sporting skills. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3.000 Credit hours

NUTR 644 - Nutrition for Exercise and Sport -Examination and integration of the principles of nutrition and energy metabolism as they apply to athletes and active individuals. Dietary recommendations for athletes participating in various sports will be reviewed. Current research in sports nutrition will be discussed. Prerequisite: NUTR 340 or equivalent. 3.000 Credit hours  

PEP 609 - Sport Psychology - Introduces the field of sport psychology, emphasizing the role of psychological phenomena in behavior in sport and physical activity settings and how participation in sport and physical activity influences the psychological characteristics of the individual. 3.000 Credit hours

Degree Options 

Non-Research Degree (12 hours) 
Non-Thesis (*We are currently only accepting applications for this option.)

PEP 601 - Research Applications (non-Thesis)
- Examination of research related to sport studies. Emphasis placed on the critical evaluation of research and its applicability to practice.
3.000 Credit hours

EDPS 641 - Introduction to Statistical Methods
- A basic statistical course for graduate students in education. Problems taken from the fields of education and psychology and include the computation, interpretation, and application of such statistical techniques as measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation techniques, validity and reliability, standard scoring techniques, probability, tests of significance, chi square, and analysis of variance. 3.000 Credit hours

Electives (6 hrs)


Research Degree Requirements (12 hours) 
Research Paper

RES 697 - Research Paper - Must be taken for a total of 3 hours of credit. Offered credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of the graduate advisor. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

PEP 601 - Research Applications (non-Thesis)
- Examination of research related to sport studies. Emphasis placed on the critical evaluation of research and its applicability to practice.
3.000 Credit hours

Electives (6 hrs)


Thesis

THES 698 - Thesis - Must be taken for a total of 6 hours of credit. Offered credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of the graduate advisor.  6.000 Credit hours

EXSC 611 - Research Methods (Thesis)
- Focuses on research methods used in physical education, sport, and exercise science. Emphasizes selecting a research topic, writing and presenting a research proposal, and using appropriate statistical methods. Prerequisite: permission of the program coordinator. 3.000 Credit hours

Electives (3 hrs)