M.S. - Exercise Science
The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department offers a master of science degree in exercise science. The master of science degree in exercise science is a non-teaching degree program intended for students with undergraduate backgrounds in athletic training, biological sciences, health, physical education, physiology, physical therapy and sports science. It is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge in the physiological, biomechanical and nutritional aspects of human movement and exertion.
The master of science degree in exercise science requires a base of 17 course credits that provide a foundation upon which the student may explore special areas of interest related to exercise science. Elective credits enable specialization in areas such as physiology, physical fitness, biomechanics and research. In addition, students must also submit either two formal file papers to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department (non-thesis option) or complete a four-credit research thesis (ES 599A). A variety of elective courses are available in advanced human physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, electrocardiography, laboratory procedures, sport biomechanics, physical training program design, exercise for special populations and sport psychology.
Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504. They are also accredited by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a degree in a relevant major or have a minimum of nine semester hours of relevant course work (human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, physics, nutrition) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. An applicant with a GPA of less than a 2.75 must submit three letters of recommendation before the application may be considered. Applicants applying for a graduate assistantship must meet the standards listed above, provide a one-page personal statement and complete a Teaching Checklist available from the department. Applicants are expected to have a solid background in exercise science.
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International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.
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Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Fringe Rural Area
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999