Clinical Exercise Physiology - Master of Science
Degree candidates typically have an undergraduate degree in physical education, fitness, exercise science, or other allied health related fields such as biology, health education, nursing, or physical therapy. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 is required for admission. Application deadline is February 1 of each year.
Prerequisites or their equivalent for admission into the program are:
|ESS 205||Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science I||3|
|ESS 206||Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science II||3|
|ESS 281||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||2|
|ESS 302||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|Category A - Research (12 credits)|
|ESS 730||Research Methods for Exercise and Sport Science||3|
|ESS 735||Statistics for Exercise and Sport Science||3|
|ESS 799||Research: Master's Thesis||6|
|Category B - Core requirements (34 credits)|
|ESS 744||Lab Techniques in Clinical Exercise Physiology||3|
|ESS 770||Physiology of Activity||3|
|ESS 774||Clinical in Phase I and Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation||2|
|ESS 776||Clinical in Adult Fitness/Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation (taken three times)||9|
|ESS 780||Philosophy and Organization of Preventive and Rehabilitative Programs||2|
|ESS 783||Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription||3|
|ESS 784||Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology||3|
|ESS 785||Internship: Clinical Exercise Physiology||5|
|ESS 786||Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)||1|
Graduate degree requirements
After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:
- Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
- Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses).
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
- Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
- Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)