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Graduate Catalog 2011-12 
    
Graduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine


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Advisors:
Christopher C. Cheatham - Exercise Physiology
1064 Student Recreation Center

Michael G. Miller - Athletic Training
1037 Student Recreation Center

The Department of Human Performance and Health Education offers a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine with two different concentration areas: Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology.

The Athletic Training concentration is an NATA accredited post-professional athletic training education program  designed to provide the student with advanced athletic training, didactic and laboratory experiences, clinical internship opportunities in which the students will solidify their skills, and research experiences to become better clinicians and educators. The Exercise Physiology concentration is intended to provide a course of study that will enable graduates to pursue careers in fitness, athletic, and clinically based settings. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in exercise physiology or other professional programs such as physical therapy, medicine, etc.

The exercise Physiology concentration is designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of the physiological and functional adaptations to movement. The program integrates traditional lecture-based courses with hands-on laboratory experiences. One of the major strengths of the program is the combining of the practical application of exercise physiology with current research findings. Students may also individualize their program of study by choosing from a variety of elective courses offered within many departments across the University. Graduates pursue careers in fitness, athletic, and clinically based settings. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in exercise physiology or other professional programs such as physical therapy and medicine.

Admission Requirements

Meet Graduate College admission standards, successful completion of an undergraduate major or minor or equivalent appropriate for intended emphasis area, submission of GRE scores, submission of a letter of intent to include education, career and/or research goals and philosophy, a current resume (Exercise Physiology only), and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should refer to the website  for the specific concentration areas for further admissions requirements.

Research Cognate (both concentrations) 6 Hours


Athletic Training Concentration


Capstone Options (6 hours)


Choose one of the following options:

Thesis Option


Independent Research Option


Exercise Physiology Concentration


Capstone Experience (12 hours)


Choose one of the following:

Thesis Option


  • Electives with advisor approval    Credits: 6 hours

Non-Thesis Option


  • Electives with advisor approval   Credits:  9 hours

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