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Kinesiology, the study of human movement, is the art and science on which growing fields like physical therapy are based. As an undergraduate, making the choice to earn a kinesiology degree in Mississippi provides the perfect foundation for a Master of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology. What is exercise physiology? It’s the perfect advanced degree for students interested in careers in exercise rehabilitation and sports medicine, or interested in pursuing terminal degrees in exercise physiology and related disciplines as well as higher-level administrative and supervisory positions in adult fitness and wellness.
Mississippi College offers some of the most comprehensive and detailed exercise physiology courses in Mississippi – thanks mostly to our instructors, who have real-world experience in the field and are passionate about passing their love of kinesiology on to you.
The Master of Science in Exercise Science is a 33-hour Master’s degree program designed to be completed over a two-year cycle. It includes the option of a practicum or thesis. Courses required to graduate include Research in Kinesiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Advanced Exercise Training, Advanced Sports Nutrition, Epidemiology of Hypokinetic Disease, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science for Special Populations, Exercise Electrocardiography, and a Graduate Practicum in Exercise Science or Graduate Thesis in Exercise Science.
There are many colleges in Mississippi, but not many exercise physiology schools in Mississippi. Mississippi College employs dedicated faculty who are able to pass on the theoretical, research and clinical experience for students to pursue careers in preventive and rehabilitative health settings.
Plus, as a working adult, you’re able to attend courses at night, all while earning the same respected degree that someone would while attending school full-time. Get more information on the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree at Mississippi College – our admissions staff is waiting to help you turn your dreams into reality.
As an applied exercise science major, you have the opportunity to pursue a number of different career roles in this field. At Mississippi College, we are here to prepare you by providing both a strong base of knowledge and skills through our Master of Science in Exercise physiology degree program, and by helping you to home in on your applied exercise science career options.
MS in Applied Exercise Science graduates have the opportunity to impact the health and well-being of others through a scientific understanding the relationship between physical activity and the human body. Job roles can emphasize the following:*
Those on an Applied Exercise Science career path can serve vital roles as athletic trainers and exercise physiologists. Trainers work on specific injuries, whereas exercise physiologists emphasize overall physical health in their work.
The current applied exercise physiology job outlook includes a 13 percent growth rate between 2012 and 2022, and an average applied exercise physiology salary of $42,960.
For more information about our MS degree in Applied Exercise Physiology or applied exercise physiology career information, visit our Career Services department.