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2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science - Research Concentration, MS

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Program Code: MS_842B
CIP Code: 31.0505

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Exercise Science

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; statement of career goal; the following courses or equivalents must be completed prior to formal admission into the program: Human Anatomy and Physiology (E S 2030, 4 hours); Exercise Physiology (E S 3002, 3 hours); Introduction to Biomechanics (E S 3550, 4 hours). This list may not include prerequisites for all elective courses. The applicant must also have two additional science courses. Prerequisites will be assessed at the discretion of the graduate program director.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of applications are reviewed by the program in comparison to the current applicant pool.

Accelerated Admission Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.   

Location: On Campus

Concentration Requirements (24 Hours)

Other Requirements for the MS in Exercise Science

  • Thesis: Required for the Research concentration; optional for the other concentrations
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required for thesis option; awarded upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus
  • Comprehensive: Required
  • Product of Learning: Not required


  • During E S 5900 - Internship (1-12) , 50 contact hours equals 1 hours credit.
  • If the E S 5999 - Thesis (2-6)  option is chosen, students should be in preparation for prospectus approval by the 2nd Fall semester.
  • The total requirement for the degree is 36 hours minimum, but may be more depending upon elective hours.

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