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Sport Science/Exercise Science Track, MS

  • Choose a Focus: Clinical/Research or Strength and Conditioning

    The MS in Sport Science/Exercise Science Track prepares students for a variety of careers in allied health, clinical settings, fitness, and sport-specific performance. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis option.

    The thesis option allows students to gain experience in the design and implementation of research within the field of exercise science.

    The non-thesis option allows students to gain experience through internships in the workplace in a variety of settings including hospitals, wellness centers, and corporate and community based fitness facilities.

    Graduation from this program will provide students with the necessary preparation for certification from organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    Why MS Sport Science at IUP?

    • The program allows you to choose from two newly revised concentrations, Clinical/Research and a new Strength and Conditioning concentration.
    • Both concentrations allow you to select a thesis or non-thesis option.
    • Coursework from this program provides students with the necessary preparation for certifications from ACSM, NSCA and NASM.
    • Quality internships are an integral part of the curriculum.
    • Assistantship opportunities are available on a competitive basis every year.

    Exercise Science Curriculum

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

    Clinical/Research Concentration

    Thesis Option: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits
    • KHSS 634 - Current Lit in health, Fitness and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr
    Required Courses: 24 Credits
    • KHSS 514 - Exercise Electrocardiography - 3cr
    • KHSS 515 - Lifestyle Behavior Management for Physical Activity - 3cr
    • KHSS 620 - Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases - 3cr
    • KHSS 632 - Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3cr
    • KHSS 643 - Advanced Exercise Pjysiology - 3cr
    • KHSS 672 - Epidemiology of Physical Activity - 3cr
    • KHSS 795 - Thesis - 6cr
    Electives: 3 Credits
    • KHSS 512 - Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 513 - Physical Activity and Aging - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 610 - Coaching Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concept in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 641 - Administration of Aquatic Programs - 3cr
    • KHSS 642 - Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • ELR 610 - Employee Rights Under Law - 3cr
    • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3cr
    • ELR 625 - Collective Bargaining - 3cr
    • ELR 640 - Negotiations - 3cr
    • ELR 651 - Conflict Resolution - 3cr
    • MGMT 503 - Small Business Planning - 3cr
    • MGMT 613 - Organizational Analysis - 3cr
    • MKTG 603 - Marketing Management - 3cr
    • GSR 615 - Elements of Research - 3cr
    • ECON 501 - Foundations of Modern Economics - 3cr

    Non-Thesis Option: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits
    • KHSS 634 - Current Lit in health, Fitness and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr
    Required Courses: 27 Credits
    • KHSS 514 - Exercise Electrocardiography - 3cr
    • KHSS 515 - Lifestyle Behavior Management for Physical Activity - 3cr
    • KHSS 620 - Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concepts in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 632 - Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3cr
    • KHSS 643 - Advanced Exercise Pjysiology - 3cr
    • KHSS 672 - Epidemiology of Physical Activity - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • KHSS 698 - Internship - 3cr

    Strength and Conditioning Concentration

    Thesis Option: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits
    • KHSS 634 - Current Lit in health, Fitness and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr
    Required Courses: 24 Credits
    • FDNT 558 - Advanced Human Nutrition - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concepts in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 632 - Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3cr
    • KHSS 643 - Advanced Exercise Pjysiology - 3cr
    • KHSS 673 - Strength and Conditioning Techniques for the Individual and Team Athlete - 3cr
    • KHSS 674 - Functional and Tactical Strength and Conditioning: Theory and Practice - 3cr
    • KHSS 795 - Thesis - 6cr
    Electives: 3 Credits
    • KHSS 512 - Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 513 - Physical Activity and Aging - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 610 - Coaching Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concept in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 641 - Administration of Aquatic Programs - 3cr
    • KHSS 642 - Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • ELR 610 - Employee Rights Under Law - 3cr
    • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3cr
    • ELR 625 - Collective Bargaining - 3cr
    • ELR 640 - Negotiations - 3cr
    • ELR 651 - Conflict Resolution - 3cr
    • MGMT 503 - Small Business Planning - 3cr
    • MGMT 613 - Organizational Analysis - 3cr
    • MKTG 603 - Marketing Management - 3cr
    • GSR 615 - Elements of Research - 3cr
    • ECON 501 - Foundations of Modern Economics - 3cr

    Non-Thesis Option: 36 Credits

    Core Courses: 9 Credits
    • KHSS 634 - Current Lit in health, Fitness and Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 602 - Sport Psychology - 3cr
    • KHSS 640 - Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity - 3cr
    Required Courses: 24 Credits
    • FDNT 558 - Advanced Human Nutrition - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concepts in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 632 - Assessment of Human Physiological Functions - 3cr
    • KHSS 643 - Advanced Exercise Pjysiology - 3cr
    • KHSS 673 - Strength and Conditioning Techniques for the Individual and Team Athlete - 3cr
    • KHSS 674 - Functional and Tactical Strength and Conditioning: Theory and Practice - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • KHSS 698 - Internship - 6cr
    Electives: 3 Credits
    • KHSS 512 - Physical Activity and Stress Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 513 - Physical Activity and Aging - 3cr
    • KHSS 603 - Physiological Basis of Sport - 3cr
    • KHSS 610 - Coaching Management - 3cr
    • KHSS 625 - Management Concept in Fitness - 3cr
    • KHSS 641 - Administration of Aquatic Programs - 3cr
    • KHSS 642 - Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities - 3cr
    • KHSS 680 - Seminar - 3cr
    • ELR 610 - Employee Rights Under Law - 3cr
    • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3cr
    • ELR 625 - Collective Bargaining - 3cr
    • ELR 640 - Negotiations - 3cr
    • ELR 651 - Conflict Resolution - 3cr
    • MGMT 503 - Small Business Planning - 3cr
    • MGMT 613 - Organizational Analysis - 3cr
    • MKTG 603 - Marketing Management - 3cr
    • GSR 615 - Elements of Research - 3cr
    • ECON 501 - Foundations of Modern Economics - 3cr

     

    Contact the Coordinator

    Dr. Madeline Paternostro Bayles
    Graduate Coordinator for MS in Exercise Science

    Zink Hall, Room 233
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-7835
    mpbayles@iup.edu