This 30-credit program can be completed in one academic year. The program is designed to be flexible to allow students to tailor the curriculum to optimally align with their interests and career goals. All students complete 12 credits in the curriculum core and may select 18 credits from the electives. Career paths that align with national board exams in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and clinical exercise physiology can be completed within the 30 credits including practical and clinical experiences.
This program accepts applications on a rolling basis for Spring, Summer, or Fall admissions.
- A B.A. or B.S. from an accredited institution is required.
- Undergraduate coursework in human anatomy, human physiology, and exercise physiology.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- TOEFL scores are required for international students whose native language is not English
|Required Core Courses (each course is 3 credits)||12|
|Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology|
|The Foundations of Exercise Programming|
|Advanced Nutrition for Health and Fitness|
|Electives (selected from the following 3 credit courses)||18|
|Cellular Exercise Physiology|
|Laboratory Techniques in Functional Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle|
|Integrative and Functional Nutrition|
|Strength and Conditioning I|
|Strength and Conditioning II|
|Nutrition during the Lifecycle|
|Therapeutic Lifestyle to Combat Chronic Disease|
|Elite Conditioning I|
|Elite Conditioning II|
|Fitness Facility Management II|
|Principles of Exercise Prescription/Assessment: Cardiovascular|
|Exercise Prescription/Assessment Laboratory|
|Special Topics in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences|
|Professional Training and Counseling for Integrative Health|
|Advanced Programming for Endurance Athletes|
|Methods in Biomechanical Analysis|
|Energetics of Obesity and Weight Management|
|Neurological Mechanisms of Weight Regulation|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Sample Plan of Study
|KIN 621||Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology||3|
|KIN 669||The Foundations of Exercise Programming||3|
|KIN 677||Advanced Nutrition for Health and Fitness||3|
|KIN 800||Supervised Practicum||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
The mission of the M.S.Ed. program in Applied Physiology is to provide students with advanced-level knowledge, skills and competencies in the applied sciences concomitant with practical and clinical experiences. Students will develop the specific capabilities to enhance human health and performance through applied nutrition, physical training, and clinical practice which are applicable to careers in health, fitness and sport.
The M.S.Ed. in Applied Physiology provides students with advanced-level knowledge, skills and competencies in the applied sciences which reflect the role delineation for clinical board exams and careers in applied nutrition, human performance and clinical practice in cardiac rehabilitation. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully practice in the health, fitness and sport sectors as high level practitioners and administrators.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will develop the competencies to successfully sit for national certification in strength and conditioning or clinical exercise physiology.
- Students will be career-ready for jobs aligned with the selected path of applied physiology in either sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, fitness administration, or clinical practice in cardiovascular and metabolic disease management.
- Students will be highly capable of delivering and instructing effective programs for diverse population segments in health, fitness and sport sectors.