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Arnold School of Public Health

Master of Science in Exercise Science

Are you interested in a career where you can have a direct impact on the health and performance of individuals through exercise and training?

The Masters of Science (MS) degree program provides students with foundational content in exercise physiology, research methods and statistics and offers flexibility to select coursework in specific areas of interest, including:

• Applied Physiology • Neuro-rehabilitation • Sports Performance

Countless opportunities are available to participate in ongoing research through assistantships and independent study courses. Students have the option of completing a thesis (focus on research training) or a project (focus on clinical or applied skills training). For more information, please see the MS in Exercise Science Curriculum.

With the MS in Exercise Science, there are many career opportunities in the areas of:

• Strength and conditioning
• Sport science
• Performance nutrition
• Clinical exercise physiology
• Cardiac rehabilitation
• Physical rehabilitation
• Corporate Fitness
• Health and wellness
• Research
• Preparation for additional graduate training
(PhD, DPT, MD, PA)

We offer competitive graduate fellowships and teaching assistantships!



• Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related discipline from an accredited institution
• Academic prerequisites: Human Anatomy and Physiology
• GPA of 3.00 or higher
• GRE optional
• 3 letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
• Resume and statement of purpose, including potential faculty mentors

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