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M.S. in Sport Science: Exercise Science Curriculum

Students in this track can choose a 30-credit thesis option or a 36-credit non-thesis option.

Thesis Option: 30 credits.

Core Courses: 12 Credits

  • HPED 601 Sport and Society - 3 cr.
  • HPED 603 Physiological Basis of Sport - 3 cr.
  • HPED 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport - 3 cr.
  • HPED 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3 cr.

Required Courses: 18 credits

  • HPED 512 Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 620 Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease - 3 cr.
  • HPED 625 Management Concepts in Fitness - 3 cr.
  • HPED 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3 cr.
  • HPED 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity - 3 cr.
  • HPED 795 Thesis - 3 cr.

Non-Thesis Option: 36 Credits

Core Courses: 12 Credits

  • HPED 601 Sport and Society - 3 cr.
  • HPED 603 Physiological Basis of Sport - 3 cr.
  • HPED 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport - 3 cr.
  • HPED 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3 cr.

Required Courses: 18 Credits

  • HPED 512 Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3 cr.
  • HPED 620 Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease - 3 cr.
  • HPED 625 Management Concepts in Fitness - 3 cr.
  • HPED 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3 cr.
  • HPED 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity - 3 cr.
  • HPED 698 Internship - 3 cr.

Elective Courses: 6 Credits

  • HPED 510 Exercise Prescription - 3 cr.
  • HPED 513 Physical Activity and Aging - 3 cr.
  • HPED 602 Sport Psychology - 3 cr.
  • HPED 631 Motor Learning - 3 cr.
  • HPED 633 Kinesiological Principles - 3 cr.
  • HPED 680 Seminar - 3 cr.
  • Students may select another graduate level elective with advisor permission.

For more information, contact Dr. Madeline Paternostro Bayles: Madeline.Bayles@iup.edu or 724-357-7835.

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