Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Master of Education - Exercise Science

Program Overview

The Master of Education in Exercise Science program helps students develop skills to organize and lead exercise programs in a variety of settings, including cardiac rehabilitation centers, corporate and hospital-based wellness programs, and private physical fitness enterprises. The primary focus of study is exercise physiology and its applications to physical activity programs. The program has a Laboratory-based hands-on approach to learning and applying the principles of exercise science. All graduate courses are offered online or in the evenings to accommodate students with other commitments.


Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for careers in:

  • Clinical/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Sports Performance
  • Health and Fitness, and/or Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Research
  • Corporate Wellness


Admission Requirements

  • Application to the College of Graduate Studies for admission to the Master of Education program in Exercise Science. An area of specialization must be noted on the admission application form.
  • Submission of one official transcript from each college and/or university where existing degrees were completed. Transcripts must be official transcripts in a sealed envelope
  • Click here to view minimum GPA and Standardized test requirements and waiver procedures.
  • Graduate Student Fact Sheet


Degree Completion Requirements

33 credit hours leading to a degree.

HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
PED 565 - Law & Policy Studies In Sport & Physical Education OR 
HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
PED 572 - Physiology of Aging OR
HPR 606 - Human Development
SPECIALIZATION (17-18 credits) required:
HED 575 - Nutrition & Physical Activity
PED 570 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
PED 675 - Physiology of Human Performance I
PED 676 - Physiology of Human Performance II
HPR 680 - Practicum OR
HPR 681 - Practicum (register for 4 credits if elective totals three)
HED 570 - Pathophysiology of Disease
HED 574 - Stress Management
HED 577 - Social Issues & Needs in Nutrition
HED 584 - Food Politics and Obesity
HED 585 - Worksite Health Promotion
HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior 
PED 572 - Physiology of Aging
PED 593 - Sport Nutrition
PED 593 - Pathophysiology of Obesity
PED 594 - Biomechanics
PED 595 - Training & Conditioning
PED 672 - Lab Techniques in Exercise Science
PED 677 - Prevention & Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease
Comprehensive Exam (register for HPR 691 if no other course that semester, 0 credits)
HPR 698
 Project (1-4 credits)
HPR 699
 Thesis (1-4 credits)