MS in Exercise Science

General

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Program Description

Prepare for sports, fitness and health careers with the M.S. in Exercise Science online degree from Aurora University. This program emphasizes hands-on application and provides a strong foundation in key subject areas. It also features two specializations in sports performance and clinical exercise physiology that allow you to specialize your education to fit your specific goals.

Through additional coursework and an internship or capstone experience, the M.S. in Exercise Science online degree prepares you for the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) exam or the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. Become a trained exercise science expert and complete your degree in 1-2 years with AU Online.

Curriculum

AU’s M.S. in Exercise Science online program features coursework in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, research methods, and program organization and administration. All courses are taught by expert instructors with extensive experience in their fields.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed admissions application.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a major in exercise science, kinesiology or related area. Those without the appropriate major must complete the prerequisite courses.
  • Prerequisite required courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and College Algebra. Bridge courses are available for those not meeting the above prerequisite courses.
  • Current TB screen/test (within past 12 months). Cost incurred by students.
  • Criminal background check through the university. Cost incurred by students.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges or universities.

*Applicants with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must submit a personal statement. Additional letters of recommendation and/or an interview with the program director may be required.

Career Outcomes

  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist
  • Clinical lab coordinator
  • Registered clinical exercise physiologist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help you succeed. Read less