Exercise Science, M.S. - Sport Psychology

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Application Deadline

Complete files will begin to be reviewed on April 1/Nov 1 and considered until the cohort is full.

Admission Requirements for the M.S. Degree Program

Master of Science Degree

The graduate program in exercise science serves students who have excelled in their undergraduate work and show an aptitude for advanced study which will further prepare them for their professional careers.

The degree options and the areas of specialization allow flexibility to meet the various needs of the applicant.

Sport Psychology

The sport psychology concentration is designed to offer the student in-depth study in the areas of health psychology, performance enhancement, and intervention. This interdisciplinary approach presents 33 or 34 credits of coursework from the following departments: Exercise Science, Counseling & School Psychology, and Psychology. Prerequisites: EXS 281 Anatomy & Physiology I; EXS 282 Anatomy & Physiology II; EXS 383 Biomechanics; PSY 100 Intro to Psychology, PSY 228 Personality or equivalent, PSY 321 Abnormal Psychology.

Program Sequence – 33-34 credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Undergraduate Prerequisites
EXS 281-282 – Anatomy and Physiology I & II – 6 credits
EXS 384 – Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
PSY 100/102 Introduction to Psychology – 3 credits
PSY 228/525 – Personality – 3 credits
PSY 321/528 Abnormal Psychology – 3 credits

Research Component (6-9 credits)
EXS 554 – Research Techniques – 3 credits
EXS 590 – Thesis Seminar – 3 credits (thesis track only)
EXS 591 – Thesis Completion – 3 credits (thesis track only)
EXS 600 – Independent Study – 3 credits  (comprehensive exam track only)

Core Courses (9 Credits)
EXS 553 – Psychology of Sport – 3 credits
EXS 558 – Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
CSP 569 – Theories of Counseling – 3 credits 

Sports Psychology Electives (6 Credits)
EXS 577 – Youth in Sport – 3 credits
EXS 578 – Exercise Psychology – 3 credits
EXS 579 – Sport Psychology Filed Practicum I – 3 credits

General Electives (9-13 Credits)
CSP 550 – Counseling Procedures – 4 credits
CSP 572 – Career Counseling – 3 credits
CSP 605 – Child and Family Counseling – 3 credits
CSP 656 – Group Counseling – 3 credits
PSY 530 – Statistical Foundations – 3 credits
PSY 557 – Behavior Modification – 3 credits
PSY 583 – Seminar in Comparative Physiological Psychology – 3 credits 

Additional Requirement
In lieu of the thesis, the student must pass a comprehensive examination.