Exercise Science

 

DEGREE OFFERED

M.S. in Exercise Science

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science program in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students to work as professionals in corporations, wellness centers, hospitals, sports medicine centers, amateur and professional athletics, health clubs, resorts and spas, community associations such as the YMCA, YWCA, and JCC, colleges, universities, school districts, and rehabilitation centers. More specifically, the program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as exercise specialists, technicians, strength coaches, and personal and athletic trainers. Finally, the program will provide the opportunity for individuals who are currently employed in these professional areas to enhance their ability to advance to such positions as coordinators and/or directors and head athletic trainers. The program offers two concentrations: Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

Must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

  • PED 3510: Exercise Physiology (all applicants)
  • PED 2250: Introduction to Athletic Training (students electing to pursue the Athletic Training concentration)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Research component
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Thesis

REQUIRED CORE COURSES – 15 CREDITS

PED 5101

Physiological Foundations of Exercise Training and Rehabilitation

3 credits

PED 5102

Fitness and Health Promotion

3 credits

PED 5103

Nutrition for Fitness, Health and Athletic Performance

3 credits

PED 5104

Sports and Fitness Management in Exercise Science

3 credits

PED 5105

Prevention and Rehabilitation for Special Needs Populations in Exercise Science

3 credits

Select One Concentration

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY CONCENTRATION – 9 CREDITS

PED 5106

Advanced Exercise Physiology

3 credits

PED 5107

Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Research

3 credits

PED 5108

Advanced Exercise Testing Prescription & Interpretation

3 credits

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING CONCENTRATION – 9 CREDITS

 

PED 5109

Advanced Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

3 credits

PED 5110

Advanced Evaluation of Sports Injuries

3 credits

PED 5111

Advanced Sports Therapeutic Modalities

3 credits

 

RESEARCH, STATISTICAL METHODS AND THESIS – 9 CREDITS

PED 5112

Research and Design in Exercise Science

3 credits

PED 5113

Application of Quantitative Methods and Computers in Exercise Science

3 credits

PED 5114

Thesis Seminar in Exercise Science

3 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. WALTER ANDZEL
D'Angola- D 216
T. 908.737.0662
wandzel@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 6/25/12