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EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE — HUMAN PERFORMANCE

 

The master of science in exercise and sport science-human performance is a multi-disiplinary program of advanced study in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and sports psychology. The purpose of this program is to give the student a balanced background in the science of human movement and provide skills useful in research and occupational settings.

 

Graduates are prepared to:

    conduct applied research in university and corporate settings

    pursue advanced scholarly study and research related to the four areas of human performance

    incorporate scientific knowledge of human performance into professions in exercise science and allied health settings.

 

Graduates are employed in:

    athletic clubs and health and wellness centers

    private, industrial, and hospital fitness centers

    clinical testing centers and laboratories

    physical performance training centers

    community and youth sport organizations

    strength and conditioning programs for athletes

    sports medicine centers

 

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent):

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

205

Human Anatomy

3

ESS

206

Human Physiology

3

ESS

302

Physiology of Exercise

2

ESS

303

Biomechanics

2

 

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

 

Thirty-two credits are required in this program. A minimum of 16 credits must be earned in graduate-only level courses. Students select either the thesis or non-thesis option and a minimum of five courses must be completed from Category B.

 

Category A —Research

(12 or 6 credits)

 

Thesis Option (12 credits)

 

 

 

Credits

EFN

730

Introduction to Research

3

EFN

735

Interpretation of Statistical Data

3

ESS

799

Research: Master’s Thesis

6

 

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)

 

 

 

Credits

EFN

736

Interpretation of Current Research

3

 

and

 

 

Select one of the following:

 

EFN

735

Interpretation of Statistical Data

3

ESS

752

Assessment of Physical Education and Athletics

3

 

 

Category B — Core Requirements

(13-15 credits)

Students must complete a minimum of five courses.

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

749

Psychological Aspects of Sport

3

ESS

750

Mechanics of Movement

3

ESS

751

Analysis of Movement

3

ESS

761

Lab Techniques in Human Performance — Biomechanics

2

ESS

762

Laboratory Techniques in Human Performance — Exercise Physiology

3

ESS

763

Lab Techniques in Human Performance — Motor Learning

2

ESS

768

Psychomotor Bases of Skilled Performance

3

ESS

770

Physiology of Activity

3

 

Category C — *Electives

(thesis option — 7-9 credits)

(non-thesis option — 13-15 credits)

 

 

 

Credits

ESS

680

Injury Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation

2

ESS

739

Current Issues in Sport Law

3

ESS

742

Perceptual Motor Development of Children

3

ESS

766

Sports in American Culture

3

ESS

769

Application of Muscle Physiology to Strength/ Power Training

3

ESS

780

Organization and Administration of Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

3

ESS

782

Electrocardiography

3

ESS

783

Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription

3

ESS

784

Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology

3

ESS

789

Internship: Human Performance

3

**ESS

794

Readings in Sports Psychology

1-3

ESS

795

Independent Study (maximum of 6 credits)

1-3

**ESS

796

Readings in Biomechanics

1-3

**ESS

797

Readings in Exercise Physiology

1-3

**ESS

798

Readings in Motor Learning

1-3

BIO

718

Advanced Human Physiology I

4

BIO

719

Advanced Human Physiology II

4

 

 


*   other courses may be selected with the consent of the programs director
** Total combined credits for all readings classes may be no greater than three


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