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EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE - APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE EMPHASIS


The applied sport science program prepares professionals for managerial positions in the sport industry such as athletics, sports/fitness centers, professional sports, sport/athletic equipment merchandising, and intramural/recreational sports. Students may select a thesis (36 credits) or non-thesis option (36 credits). Students choosing the non-thesis option must successfully apply for and complete comprehensive written exams in the department of exercise and sport science.

The following prerequisites must be met for entry into this Master of Science degree program:
1. A degree from an accredited four-year institution.
           and
2. Documented course work in:
          -human anatomy (3 credits)
          -human physiology (3 credits)

Category A - Research
Thesis Option (12 credits)
Required Courses:
EFN 730     Introduction to Research (3 credits)
EFN 735     Interpretation of Statistical Data (3 credits)
ESS 799      Research: Master's Thesis (6 credits)

Non-thesis Option (6 credits)
Required Courses:
EFN 730     Introduction to Research (3 credits)
EFN 735     Interpretation of Statistical Data (3 credits)
                     or
ESS 752     Assessment of Physical Education and Athletics (3 credits)
Written Comprehensive Examination

Category B - Core Requirements
(24 credits)
ESS 545    Planning Facilities in Physical Activity and Sport (3 credits)
ESS 702     Sport Administration (3 credits)
ESS 738     Financial Management for Sport Programs (3 credits)
ESS 739     Current Issues in Sport Law (3 credits)
ESS 754     Sport Marketing (3 credits)
ESS 788     Internship in Sport Administration (6 credits)

Select one of the following three courses:
ESS 749     Psychological Aspects of Sport (3 credits)
ESS 760     Problems in Athletics (3 credits)
ESS 766     Sports in American Culture (3 credits)

Category C - Electives
(non-thesis option only - 6 credits)
Elective credits must be related to the field of sport administration or teaching. All electives must be approved by the program director or adviser prior to course enrollment. Electives can include ESS 749, ESS 760, or ESS 766 from category C above.

Up to three credits of ESS 560, Clinical Forum or ESS 755, Practical Experience in Sport Administration, will count toward this option.