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  

PROGRAM SEQUENCE - 30 CREDITS

(24 Credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

Core (18 credits)
(15 credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)

HMS 552 – Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology – 3 credits*
HMS 558 – Advanced Exercise Physiology – 3 credits
HMS 565 – Advanced Strength and Conditioning – 3 credits
HMS 571 – Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Testing and Prescription – 3 credits
HMS 574 – Cardiac Rehabilitation – 3 credits
HMS 589 - Exercise Prescription for Diverse Populations - 3 credits

Electives (0-6 credits)
Credits based in Capstone selection:
Comprehensive Exam - 6 credits
Thesis Track - 0 credits

HMS 553 – Psychology of Sport – 3 credits
HMS 555 - Obesity Prevention and Treatment - 3 credits
HMS 570 – Exercise and Aging – 3 credits
HMS 578 - Behavior Change in Health and Physical Activity - 3 credits
HMS 583 – Advanced Exercise Physiology II – 3 credits
HMS 594 - Exercise Oncology - 3 credits

Research Requirement (3 credits)
(0 Credits for Students in Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program. 

HMS 554 - Research Methods - 3 credits***

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

Thesis Track: (9 credits)**
PCH 515 - Biostatistics - 3 credits
HMS 590 Thesis Seminar- 3 credits
HMS 591 - Thesis Completion - 3 credits

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