Interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and community partners
The MS Program in Exercise Science requires students to complete 36 credits of core and elective coursework which includes a thesis option. Full time students typically complete requirements in two years.
The 5 required courses provide the foundation for understanding advanced principles of exercise physiology on acute and chronic responses to endurance and strength exercise in major body systems, including the cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal systems (15 credits total).
The 3 required courses provide the foundation for understanding the fundamental principles and concepts of conducting scientific research, including study design, biostatistics, and epidemiology. Students apply this knowledge through an experiential learning-based practicum, in which they design a research study and undergo peer evaluation (9 credits total).
The 2 required courses provide the foundation to plan, develop, and evaluate primary prevention programs. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to implement evidence-based physical activity wellness programs in real-world settings (6 credits).
Students select one of three concentrations, and do two courses within that concentration to deepen their knowledge and competency within that area (6 credits).
|1||Public Health Concentration||Practicum||Urban Community Health Assessment||Global Health or Environmental Health||Public Health Nutrition|
|2||Clinical Concentration||Clinical Nutrition Applications in Health & Disease||Patient-Centered Health Informatics||Internship||—|
|3||Research Concentration||Thesis I & II||Directed Study||Applied Regression Analysis||Advances in Measuring Behavior|
Curriculum subject to change. For a sample curriculum, please click here.
The Exercise Science Program accepts applications for Fall entry only.
|Applicants accepted:||Domestic and International|
|Delivery:||Primarily on campus with one or two classes online|
|Student status:||Full-time or part-time|
|Term Start:||Fall only|
|Application deadline:||Priority 3/1*, Final 8/1|
*Recommended for those applicants interested in scholarships and assistantships.
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The program offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships to qualified students. Nothing more than a completed application is required for consideration.
Federal financial aid and institutional scholarships may be available to qualified students. The Office of Student Financial Services provides the most up-to-date information and recommends that every student consider applying for financial aid, regardless of his/her income and assets. You may also call 617.373.5899 or email [email protected].
No, once a student is accepted into to the program, he or she will work with a designated faculty advisor to choose one of the following pathways for the elective concentration: clinical, research, or public health.
Yes, it is possible to complete the program in less than two years, depending on whether or not certain required classes are available to be taken over the summer.
Yes, as long as the courses are offered by an accredited institution.
Our program offers small class sizes of about 10 to 15 students.
Yes, our students graduate from our program are well prepared and may be eligible for this certifications from organizations such as ACSM, NPAS, NSCA and we encourage them to apply for certifications.
Many courses in the Master Program meet in the early evenings, and some meet during the day. Most courses meet once a week or twice a week. With enough work flexibility, it is possible to work full time and attend school part-time.
We welcome any questions you might have about our program. Please feel free to send general program inquiries and admissions-related questions to Dr. Rui Li.