Master of Science
The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers four unique Master of Science degree options that are designed to address student interests and goals. These include two research-based MS degree options (one in Exercise Physiology and the other in Health Promotion) that are designed to prepare students for entry into doctoral study. The hybrid MS degree option in Health and Exercise Science is a combination of Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion curricula designed for students who plan to enter the field immediately after degree completion. The Sports Data Analytics MS degree options are designed to develop the data science toolkit for professionals in both sport performance and sports business.
Each area of study requires a basic core of graded courses, an area of electives related to the specific degree (approved by the student’s advisor), and completion of a research requirement.
MS Degree Options
Health and Exercise Science
The MS degree program in Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary, hybrid program integrating health education/health promotion, applied exercise physiology, and nutrition, which is designed to prepare students for health/fitness professions, working in a variety of settings. This is a non-thesis-only program.
The MS degree program in Exercise Physiology integrates coursework from a range of research areas in applied exercise physiology, which is designed to prepare students for professional work or doctoral training and research in these areas. This is a thesis-only program.
The MS degree program in Health Promotion integrates coursework from a range of research areas in health education/health promotion, which is designed to prepare students for professional work or doctoral training and research in these areas. This is a thesis-only program.
Sports Data Analytics
The MS degree program in Sports Data Analytics is an interdisciplinary program integrating data science, statistics, advanced measurement and evaluation, sport science, and sports business. It is designed to prepare students for positions as sports data analysts within sport organizations, or advancement into doctoral sport management programs. This program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option.