MSc in Exercise Science

Northeastern Illinois University

Program Description

MSc in Exercise Science

Northeastern Illinois University

The M.S. in Exercise Science program is designed as a multidisciplinary study of human movement and performance across the lifespan. Through classroom, laboratory, and field-based experiences, our graduates learn about human performance and disease prevention from childhood to older adulthood. Students use skills to identify, analyze and explain physiological, structural and functional dynamics that influence fitness, health, and performance in the sport and exercise settings. Students learn about the integrations of human physiology, movement, and cognition through both clinical and applied coursework.

In order to accommodate working professionals, our courses are offered Monday through Thursday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Our coursework includes both foundation, required, and elective courses across two foci: 1) clinical and rehabilitative fitness and 2) sports performance and enhancement across the lifespan.


Credit hours required: 36


Program Benefits

Students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance as exercise science professionals. The integrated knowledge of the physiologic, biomechanical, motor and psychological aspects of exercise and diet behaviors are understood in relation to the application to maximal performance and health at the individual level.

Applied experiences are available in the forms of directed research, independent studies, and internships. Students may also participate in faculty research or conduct a thesis for further research experience. Our program has a large network of alumni who offer new opportunities in the form of internship experiences and career networking. Additionally, upon graduation, students are prepared to take a variety of certifications such as clinical exercise physiologist.


Career Options

The Master of Science in Exercise Science prepares students in careers in the private and public sectors of health, sports, and medicine in areas such as:

  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • physical/occupational rehabilitation
  • sport and fitness medicine
  • other related professional areas in both medical and sport settings

In addition, the Exercise Science program will prepare students for entry into a variety of doctoral programs in the exercise science disciplines, particularly if the thesis option is selected.


Degree Requirements

Check with the program advisor for the most current curriculum guidelines as the program is undergoing revisions.

Required Courses
EXSC-403 Research Methods In Exercise Science And Sport Sciences 3
EXSC-404 Exercise Testing And Prescription 3
EXSC-418 Current Topics In Exercise Science 3
EXSC-419 Psychology Of Exercise & Health Behaviors 3
EXSC-421 Motor Control And Learning 3
EXSC-422 Biomechanics 3
EXSC-444 Cellular Physiology Of Exercise 3
EXSC-445 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology Of Exercise 3
Elective Courses
EXSC-405 Applied Nutrition
EXSC-420 Prevention Of Chronic Disease Through Diet & Exercise
EXSC-430 Internship
EXSC-431 Independent Study/Research
EXSC-432 Thesis Research
EXSC-433 Rehabilitation And Performance Injuries
EXSC-435 Theory & Methodology Of Coaching
EXSC-442 Sports-Specific Exercise Training
PEMT-311 Introduction To The Theory And Methodology Of Coaching
or other courses as approved by the EXSC advisor.

Culminating Requirements for the Degree

Thesis Option Students

In addition to satisfactorily completing the required concentration-specific coursework, thesis option students will be required to satisfactorily prepare a written presentation of their thesis research, and orally present and defend their thesis research prior to earning the degree.

Non-Thesis Option Students

In addition to satisfactorily completing the required concentration-specific coursework, non-thesis option students are required to satisfactorily complete written comprehensive examinations over critical areas of their coursework prior to earning the degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Part time
Price
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14,547 USD
In-state/neighboring state: $404.11/credit hour. Out-of-state: $808.22/credit hour. Fees: $71
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June 15, 2019
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