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 advisor 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 (29 units)
DPT 750 (4) Concepts in Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
DPT 830 (4) Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics
ENS 601 (3) Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
ENS 602 * (3) Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
ENS 632 (3) Physiological Chemistry of Exercise
ENS 661 (3) Seminar in Exercise Physiology
ENS 662 (3) Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory
ENS 796 (3) Exercise Specialist Internship
ENS 799A# (3) Thesis
ENS 790 # (3) Directed Readings
* Requires ENS 601 as prerequisite
# Requires ENS 602 as prerequisite
Electives (7 units) selected in consultation with faculty & graduate advisor.
- ENS 798 Special Study is a recommended elective that allows students to formulate research ideas, and/or gain clinical practicum or research experience. Requires separate registration paperwork available at ENS administrative window.
- RWS 508W Scientific Writing
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|ENS 601 (F) (3 units)
ENS 662 (F) (3 units)
DPT 750 (F) (4 units)
|ENS 602 (S) (3 units)
ENS661 (S) (3 units)
Elective (3 units)
|DPT 830 (F) (4 units)
Elective (4 units)
|ENS 632(3rd ) (3 units)
ENS 796(S) (3 units)
ENS 790 or 799A (3 units)
NOTE: Courses with a (F) indicate a Fall ONLY course. Courses with an (S) indicate a Spring ONLY course. Courses with a (3rd) indicate a course that is ONLY offered every 3 semesters. Be sure to refer to the class schedule and meet with the graduate advisor should you wish to veer from this plan.
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 advisor and the graduate advisor. 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.
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.