Health & Exercise Science, Master of Science

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M500

Required Courses

Thesis Option

Required Courses
HES 5523Health Promotion Strategies3
or HES 5563 Health Behavior I: Individual and Group Influences
HES 5823Exercise Physiology3
or HES 5853 Health Fitness: Theory and Application
Core Courses
HES 5953Research Methods in Health and Exercise Science3
HES 5963Statistical Applications in Health and Exercise Science (or approved substitute)3
HES 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Electives
Choose 16 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee16
Total Credit Hours32

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
HES 5523Health Promotion Strategies3
or HES 5563 Health Behavior I: Individual and Group Influences
HES 5823Exercise Physiology3
or HES 5853 Health Fitness: Theory and Application
Core Courses
HES 5953Research Methods in Health and Exercise Science3
HES 5963Statistical Applications in Health and Exercise Science (or approved substitute)3
HES 5940Intensive Studies in Health and Exercise Science 12
Electives
Choose 18 hours of coursework selected in consultation with the student's advisor and committee18
Total Credit Hours32

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.