University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) - Exercise Science

Dr. Colin Wilborn, Program Director

Purpose of the Program

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor aspires to be a leader in the field of exercise science on both a regional and national level. The graduate program in Exercise Science is committed to developing outstanding graduates who will pursue careers in a wide range of exercise science disciplines.

The purpose of the graduate program in Exercise Science is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for careers as Exercise Physiologist, Athletic & Fitness Administrators, Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Sport Management Specialists. Furthermore, the graduate program in EXSS seeks to prepare students who wish to continue their pursuit of higher education through doctoral programs or professional certification programs. A twenty-four hour core curriculum is required of all majors: twenty-four hours in Exercise Science and twelve hours in electives. Each student must successfully complete requirements for a culminating experience by taking an oral and written comprehensive examination. There is no foreign language requirement.

Curriculum

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EXSS Core (24 hours as follows)

EXSS 6320Performance Nutrition

3

EXSS 6380Advanced Exercise Physiology

3

EXSS 6381Musculoskeletal & Biomechanical Assessment

3

EXSS 6352Research Methods in Exercise Science

3

EXSS 6360Advanced Stats & Applied Research

3

EXSS 6340Management & Leadership in Sport

3

EXSS 6370Sport Psychology

3

EXSS 6350Readings, Issues, Trends, Problems in EXSS

3

EXSS 6090Comprehensive Exam

0

Guided Electives (12 hours)

Program Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and/or must include the following courses:

    a. 3 hours—Kinesiology

    b. 3 hours—Exercise Physiology

    c. 4 hours—Anatomy and Physiology I

  2. 3.0 GPA
  3. Interview with EXSS Graduate Program Director