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Master's Degree in Exercise Science Offers Customizable Curriculum

KU’s Master’s degree in Exercise Science offers you a graduate program that supports a wide range of career opportunities. As a graduate student in the Master’s program, you can choose between two tracks within your program of study: 

  • Non-Thesis Track (36 credit hours)
  • Thesis Track (30 credit hours)

Regardless of which program track you choose (thesis vs. non-thesis), you are able to select tailored program coursework in consultation with your faculty advisor and enhance your learning to fit the needs of your professional interests and educational needs. View the curriculum guide here (pdf).

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EPSY 715 Understanding Research in Education 3
EPSY 710 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 3
HSES 805 Lab Experiments & Analysis 3
HSES 810 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
HSES 825 Skeletal Muscle Physiology 3
HSES 872 Exercise & the Cardiovascular System 3
  Additional Requirements (Thesis Track)  
HSES 910 Biochemistry of Exercise 3
HSES 995 Field Experience in Exercise Science 3
HSES 899 Master's Thesis 6
  Total Program Hours (Thesis Track) 30  
  Additional Requirements (Non-Thesis Track)  
HSES 730 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition 3
HSES 771 Internship in Exercise Science 6
  Elective 1 3
  Elective 2 3
  Elective 3 3
  Total Program Hours (Non-Thesis Track) 36


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