Exercise Physiology Curriculum

    The Department of Exercise Physiology offers graduate work leading to a Master of
Science and Doctor of Education.  The recommended minimum GRE score for
admission  to the Master's Program is 800 (verbal plus quantitative) while a score of
1000 is suggested for admission to the Doctoral Program.
    Master's Candidates may select either a thesis or non-thesis option.  Both options
require the completion of 30 hours past the bachelors degree.  Students selecting the
thesis option will work one on one with an advisor completing their six hour thesis
project.  The Doctoral Program requires the candidate to complete a minimum of 42
classroom hours past the Master's degree plus the completion of a dissertation
(additional 18 hours).
    The program involves a combination of departmental classes as well as other
electives from other departments.  Electives should be chosen from supporting fields
such as Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Gerontology, Chemistry, and Biology.
    Career Opportunities
    Cardiac Rehabilitation programs, work hardening programs, strength and
conditioning specialists, medical school, ergonomics specialists, personal training, etc.

    Sample Programs
    All students entering the Master's Program are required to take a basic statistic
class as well as Research Techniques.  Doctoral candidates must complete a minimum
of 9 course hours in basic statistics and research techniques course work.

    Course Work:
    Some of the courses offered are as follows:

    Physiology of Exercise
    Exercise Testing and Prescription
    Biomechanics of Fundamental Movement
    Biomechanics of Sport
    Advanced Exercise Physiology
    Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science
    Exercise in Health and Disease
    Sports Medicine
    Wellness and Spots Nutrition
    Ergonomics and Work Hardening
    Neural Basis for Motor Control
    Biomedical Aspects of Aging
    Physiological Psychology