If you have a passion for exercise and fitness or sport and athletic performance, the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree program may be for you. This degree program can prepare you for a wide diversity of careers depending on your interests and background.
The following are some examples of positions held by graduates of the program:
Graduates of this degree program have worked at a variety of organizations and institutions including the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Triathlon, the Gatorade Institute, the New York Knicks, the University of Pennsylvania, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, George Mason University, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Plattsburgh, among others. Graduates of the program have also gone on to medical school, doctoral study in exercise science, a certificate program in orthotics/prosthetics, or study in other health related fields.
The graduate program in Exercise Science provides core coursework in the physiology and biomechanics of human movement, motor behavior, and psychology of sport or exercise. You will develop an understanding of the body’s ability to build strength and endurance, maintain fitness, and acquire skill. You’ll also learn how the mind influences these processes. You’ll graduate with the ability to understand and conduct exercise science research.
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Preference will be given to candidates with the following an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale.
Exceptional applicants who do not meet all of the above requirements will be considered on an individual basis. Qualified applicants without strong preparation in the basic sciences and human movement science may be required to complete specific undergraduate course work within one year of their matriculation. The undergraduate courses that may be required include: anatomy and physiology I &II, motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and statistics.