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MS, Exercise Science

The M.S. in Exercise Science degree equips professionals in physical education, sport, fitness, health and wellness, and health care to expand their understanding of the field of exercise science in one of three areas of concentration: Sport Performance & Rehabilitation, Clinical Exercise Physiology, or Health & Wellness.

The overall program has three student learning outcomes across all areas of emphases:

  1. Students will apply scientific and theoretical concepts in the course sequence offered in the Program, deepening their understanding of the discipline of Exercise Science.
  2. Students will demonstrate analytical thinking while interpreting, evaluating and reporting published research and design, conduct and analyze their own research study(ies). 
  3. Students will exhibit expertise in principles and techniques along with the current technologies/methods used in the assessment of physical fitness and health.

 

Sport Performance & Rehabilitation

The Sport Performance and Rehabilitation concentration provides trained professionals to work as strength and conditioning coaches, rehabilitation specialists, and personal trainers. Students in this concentration are well-prepared for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. 

Clinical Exercise Physiology

The Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration prepares students for careers in exercise physiology, kinesiology, cardiac rehab, and physiotherapy.

Health & Wellness

The Health and Wellness concentration enables graduates to work in a variety of settings, from corporate opportunities as health and wellness coordinators to clinical settings, such as hospital systems.

Curriculum

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

CORE COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
PEES 700 Seminar in Exercise Science 3
PEES 711 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
PEES 726 Nutrition, Health & Disease 3
PEES 741 Advanced Research Methods & Design 3
PEES 762 Advanced Exercise/Fitness Assessment 3
Total Core Course Requirements 15

 

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
For CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY concentration
PEES 712 Cardiovascular Physiology 3
PEES 763 Exercise Prescription & Chronic Disease Management 3
PEES 764 Perspectives for Special Populations 3
PEES 765 Exercise Testing for Clinical Populations 3
For HEALTH & WELLNESS concentration
PEES 730 Healthy Aging 3
PEES 731 Nutrition & Chronic Disease 3
PEES 732 Health Promotion Across Lifespan 3
PEES 733 Public Health & Physical Activity 3
For SPORT PERFORMANCE & REHABILITATION concentration
PEES 702 Advanced Methods in Strength & Conditioning 3
PEES 710 Applied Biomechanics 3
PEES 713 Rehabilitative Exercise 3
PEES 727 Nutrition & Human Performance 3

 

ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
Non-Thesis Students - Choose 3*
PEES 714 Exercise & Immune Function 3
PEES 728 Motor Learning 3
PEES 754 Sport Psychology 3
PEES 760 Business & Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry 3
*Non-thesis Students must pass the Comprehensive Scoring Exam
Thesis Students
PEES 798 Thesis Preparation I 3
PEES 799 Thesis Preparation II 6
TOTAL FOR MS DEGREE 36

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