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Exercise Science

The Research Option is designed for those students who intend to pursue further graduate studies. This option involves a more intensive study of laboratory methods and statistical and research design.  A thesis is required.

The Applied Option is intended for those students who plan to pursue professional careers in Exercise or Applied Sciences (corporate/adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation). This option involves additional required course work and an internship.  Coursework is modified to meet student needs.

Prerequisites for the Exercise Science option include a year of Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology.  


Core Requirements (23 credits)

Credits

EDU 421 Statistical Procedures in Education (or adviser approved substitution)

3

HHP 520 Educational Research

3

HHP 529 Advanced Physiology of Exercise I

3

HHP 530 Advanced Physiology of Exercise II

3

HHP 524 Ethics in Health & Human Performance

3

HHP 528 Advanced Exercise Prescription 3
HHP 531 Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science

3

HHP 594 Graduate Seminar (2 x 1 credit each fall)

2

Total

23



Research Option Requirements:  (41 credits minimum)

HHP 699 Thesis

6



Applied Option Requirements:  (42 credits minimum)

HHP 598 Internship

3

HHP 599 Professional Paper

OR

HHP 699 Thesis

3

 

6



In and Out of Department Electives (to meet minimum credit requirements)

COA 405 Fundamentals of Coaching  3
AHHS 430 Health Aspects of Aging 3
KIN 410 Adv Strength Training & Cond 3
NUTR 411 Nutrition for Sport

3

HTH 465 Leading HHP Organizations 3
HTH 475 Legal & Ethical Issues in the Exercise Professions

3

KIN 460 Electrocardiogram Assessment

1

KIN 483 Exercise, Disease and Aging - Lecture

3

KIN 484 Exercise, Disease and Aging - Laboratory

1

CHTH 485 Theories of Health Behavior & Counseling 3
CHTH 488 Program Planning for Community Health 3
HHP 540 Health Promotion Strategies 3
HHP 544 Community Based Participatory Research Methods 3
HHP 597 Research

3

HHP 598 Internship

1-3

HHP 599 Professional Paper 3


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