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Master of Science in Exercise Science

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The Master of Science in Exercise Science is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to function as exercise specialists, technicians, strength coaches, and personal and athletic trainers. The program will prepare graduate students to work as professionals in corporations, wellness centers, hospitals, sports-medicine centers, amateur and professional athletics, health clubs, resorts and spas, colleges, universities, school districts, as well as community associations such as the YMCA and YWCA and rehabilitation centers. More specifically, the program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to function as exercise specialists, technicians, strength coaches, and personal and athletic trainers. For individuals already employed in these professional areas, this course of study will enhance their ability to advance to such positions as coordinators and/or directors and head athletic trainers.

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR:

Mr. Steven M. Koch

EC-224

908.737.5924

skoch@kean.edu 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA of 3.0 from all college attended. Lower GPA's may be accepted with appropriate experience.

Official Transcripts from all institutions attended

GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores

Departmental interview

Two letters of reference

Undergraduate Prerequisites: Completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0:

PED 3510 Exercise Physiology (all students)

PED 2520 Introduction to Athletic Training (students electing the Athletic Training Concentration)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

33 Credits

Research component

Comprehensive exam

Thesis

REQUIRED 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 

FACULTY:

Dr. Walter Andzel

Dr. Josh Palgi

LINKS:

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association

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