Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Science with a Concentration in Exercise and Wellness (M.S.)
Dr. Heather Adams, Graduate Coordinator/Advisor
(859) 622- 1898
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Additional requirements established by the program are as follows:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
- Two letters of reference uploaded directly to the EKU Graduate School application.
Applicants who do not meet the Graduate School’s GPA requirement for admission must submit official GRE scores to be considered for Probationary Admission. Expected target scores on the GRE for Probationary Admission are 147 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections and an Analytical Writing score of 3.5.
Admission into the Master of Science degree program in Exercise and Sport Science requires demonstration of adequate undergraduate preparation in a field related to graduate study in Exercise and Sport Science. Adequate preparation may be demonstrated in one of two ways:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree program with a major or minor or equivalent in physical education/exercise sport science or similarly named major or related discipline. Transcripts serve as adequate documentation for admission.
- Submission of a professional portfolio, which includes a combination of relevant academic and experiential preparation. Presentation of a professional portfolio of work experiences serves as documentation for admission consideration. Portfolio materials must document experiences and may include assessments by supervisors or other valid assessment reports.
Note: Students must submit relevant documents with their original application for admission to the Graduate School.
CIP Code: 31.0505
Probation and Progress in the Program
If, in any semester of study, a student’s graduate grade point average falls below 3.0 for all courses taken after admission to the program, the student will automatically be on academic probation. The student will be dismissed from the program following any second semester with a cumulative GPA below 3.0. A student in the program is allowed to earn no more than one “C” and no “D”s or “F”s in courses taken after admission to the program.
|ESS 800||Research Methods||3|
|ESS 823||Psychology of Sport & Exercise||3|
|ESS 835||Legal Issues in Sports Science||3|
|ESS 869||Org Behavior & Leadrshp in ESS||3|
|ESS 875||Seminar in Exercise and Sport||3|
|Exercise and Wellness||15-18|
Note: For information on the Master of Arts in Education Degree in Physical Education, see College of Education.
|ESS 717||Bioenergetics of Performance and Sports Nutrition||3|
|ESS 812||Lifetime Fitness and Wellness||3|
|ESS 821||Physiological Bases of Phy Fit||3|
|Supporting Course Requirements|
|Choose from 0-3 hours of the following: (non-thesis students must take three hours)||0-3|
|Advanced Strength and Conditio|
|Adapted Physical Activity and Special Populations Programming|
|Tests & Measurements|
|Special Topics in Ex/Sport Sci|
|Sociology of Sport|
700 and/or 800 Level course with prior departmental approval from non-ESS graduate departments
|ESS 871||Internship: Exercise/Wellness||3-6|
|or ESS 897||Thesis|
|Choose from one of the following:||0|
|MS Exercise and Sport Science Project Oral Defense (non-thesis)|
|MS Exercise and Sport Science Written Comprehensive Exam (thesis students)|
A maximum of nine hours of 700 level course works is allowed.
Candidates in Exercise and Wellness will be required to successfully complete a project, with a summary and oral presentation for fulfillment of exit requirements.
Note: The comprehensive exam exit requirement for students who successfully complete ESS 897 Thesis the written comprehensive exam is waived. However, the student must enroll in GRD 887B MS Exercise and Sport Science Written Comprehensive Exam for exit requirement. The score of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory will be assigned according to the thesis defense outcome.