Exercise Physiology Curriculum Overview

This program leads to the M.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise physiology.

The following core curriculum is required for all students:

Course Core Requirements Credit Hours
KIN 541 Physical Activity Epidemiology 3
KIN 542 Exercise Across the Lifespan 3
KIN 644 Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 645 Muscular and Hormonal Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 646 Metabolic Aspects of Exercise 3
KIN 650 Exercise Testing, Evaluation, and Prescription 3
KIN 655 Research Techniques 3

Students are also required to complete one of the following tracks:
Thesis Track (required to compete 33 credits for graduation):

  • KIN 700. Thesis (6 credits)
  • Electives in consultation with advisor (6 credits)

Non-Thesis Track (required to complete 36 credits for graduation):

  • KIN 681. Internship in Exercise Science (3-9 credits) OR
  • KIN 697. Directed Research in Kinesiology
  • Electives in consultations with advisor (12 credits)

Note: KIN 681 credits exceeding 3 credits can be counted towards elective requirements.

Students are also required to choose from the following electives (or others if approved by academic adviser): Thesis Track – 6 credits or Non-Thesis Track – 12 credits

  • KIN 547. Physiol. of Performance Enhancement in Endurance Sports
  • KIN 643. Environmental Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 540. Clinical Exercise Physiology I
  • KIN 640. Clinical Exercise Physiology II
  • NUTR 545. Nutrition and Exercise
  • NUTR 555. Theories and Practices of Weight Management
  • NUTR 582. Nutrition and Metabolism