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This program provides a science based program in Applied Exercise Physiology at the graduate level for students interested in careers in exercise rehabilitation and sports medicine.   The program is also designed for students 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.  In addition, this degree prepares students for American College of Sports Medicine certifications in fitness and wellness.

1. Meet all general requirements for admission to MC Graduate School.

2. Earned baccalaureate degree from accredited institution in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Biology or related fields.

3. GPA: 2.50 on all UG work or 3.0 on last 40 hours.

4. Standardized Tests: GRE (after 2011) Verbal 146, Quantitative 140.  Formula score (V = Q X GPA) > 715. Applicants with GPA > 3.75 are exempt from standardized test requirement. GRE REQUIREMENT IS WAIVED IF UNDERGRADUATE GPA IS 3.0 OR ABOVE.

5. Prerequisite courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 hrs., Chemistry 3 hrs., Anatomical Kinesiology or Biomechanics 3 hrs., Exercise Physiology 3 hrs. 

Requirement Class Name Hours
Fall Semester I   9
KIN 6110 Research in Kinesiology 3
EXS 6111 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 6240 Epidemiology 3
Spring Semester I   9
EXS 6120 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 6210 Advanced Sports Nutrition 3
EXS 6800 Exercise Science Seminar 3
Fall Semester II   9-12
EXS 6315 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 6323 Exercise Science for Special Populations 3
EXS 6900/6950 Practicum or Thesis 3-6
Spring Semester II    6 
EXS 6315 Exercise Electrocardiography 
EXS 6130 Advanced Exercise Training 3
KIN 6999 Comprehensive Examination 0
Total Hours   33