Health and Exercise Science, Master of Science in Kinesiology
Specialize your studies in exercise physiology or health and physical activity behavior as you enhance and broaden your knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Health and Exercise Science.
When you graduate, you will be able to apply your new expertise to:
- Improve the education of others to enhance physical activity and health behavior in hospitals, fitness and wellness centers, clinics, community health agencies, and various work settings;
- Appropriately use physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease; and
- Advance the sport and exercise performance for recreational and elite athletes.
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Understand and critically analyze current literature, develop research hypotheses, design hypothesis-based experimental research, apply sound measurement techniques, and utilize appropriate statistical analyses related to the physiology of exercise and performance. You should have a strong interest in research related to development and delivery of exercise programs, and perhaps advanced research training in a PhD program.
Apply principles of behavioral science to identify determinants of physical activity adoption and maintenance in a variety of populations and settings. You will learn to design, implement and evaluate programs to promote health and physical activity behavior change. You also will develop skills in behavioral science to answer questions related to exercise adoption and maintenance. By completing this program, you will be prepared to pursue advanced research training in a PhD program.
Students also seek careers in cardiac rehabilitation, adult fitness, geriatric settings, corporate fitness, military fitness, research or sales and management in corporate fields such as sports nutrition, athletic footwear, fitness equipment, sports clothing, and weight control programs.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the college, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
The college annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.
Expected time to degree
Deadline to apply
for funding consideration; then rolling admissions until cohort filled
Applications for the next admissions cycle will open September 1
Mode of Instruction
While some courses may be offered online, this degree requires in-person learning on the Columbus campus.
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