Northern Michigan University

College of Graduate Studies

Exercise Science


Department of Political Science, 1401 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Exercise Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Health and Human Performance 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 School of Health and Human Performance (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.

International Student Requirements:

International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 591 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 7213 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 10101 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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