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Curriculum, MS Exercise Physiology

The 36-unit program includes a minimum of 29 units of 500-, 600-, 700-, and 800-level coursework in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. No more than six units of 500-level coursework with the approval of the graduate adviser will apply to the program of study. The remaining units must be selected from courses listed in this bulletin as acceptable for master’s degree programs.

Required Courses (36 units)

  • ENS 601 Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (3)
  • ENS 602 Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (3)
  • ENS 632 Physiological Chemistry of Exercise (3)
  • ENS 661 Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • ENS 662 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory (3)
  • ENS 796 Exercise Specialist Internship (3) Cr/NC
  • DPT 750 Concepts in Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology (4)
  • DPT 830 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics (4)
  • ENS 799A Thesis or Project (3) Cr/NC/RP
    OR
    ENS 790 Seminar in Directed Readings (3) Cr/NC
  • Electives: Seven units to be selected with approval of graduate adviser

Thesis or Directed Readings

Students complete their degree by choosing either Plan A or Plan B. If students select Plan A, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 799A (thesis) is required for completion of their degree, accompanied by a final oral examination on the field of the thesis and on the implications of the thesis research for the broader field of exercise physiology. If students select Plan B, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 790 (Directed Readings) is required for completion of the degree.

Plan of Study

Students are required to develop and sign a formal plan of study which must be approved by both a faculty adviser and the graduate adviser. This official program of study is developed when the student has completed between 12 and 21 units of study, and must be filed with the Division of Graduate Affairs as a prerequisite for advancement to candidacy.

Time Limitation

The school expects a student to complete the degree within seven years. Failure to complete the degree requirements within seven years will result in dismissal from the program.

last updated: 2/26/2015