Exercise Science, M.S. - Human Performance

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/hms/programs  


Core (18 credits)

HMS 552 – Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology 
HMS 558 – Advanced Exercise Physiology 
HMS 565 – Advanced Strength and Conditioning 
HMS 571 – Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Testing and Prescription 
HMS 574 – Cardiac Rehabilitation
HMS 589 Exercise Prescription for Diverse Populations 

Electives (0-6 credits)
Credits based in Capstone selection: (Comprehensive Exam - 6 credits) or (Thesis Track - 0 credits)
HMS 553 – Psychology of Sport 
HMS 555 Obesity Prevention and Treatment 
HMS 570 – Exercise and Aging 
HMS 578 – Behavior Change in Health and Physical Activity
HMS 583 – Advanced Exercise Physiology II 
HMS 594 Exercise Oncology 

Research Requirement (3 credits)
HMS 554 Research Methods 

Capstone - Thesis or Exam Track (3-9 credits)

Thesis Track: (9 credits)
PCH 515 Biostatistics 
HMS 590 Thesis Seminar
HMS 591 Thesis Completion

Comprehensive Exam Track (3 credits plus exam):
HMS 595 Internship in Health and Movement Science
Comprehensive Exam