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Master of Science in Exercise Physiology


Course Description

Program Outline

Non-Thesis Option (36 hours)
Core Requirements (6 hrs):

KINS 5023 Methods of Research
KINS 5033 Applied Statistical Principles
Required Exercise Physiology Courses (24 hrs):

KINS 5553 Advanced Exercise Physiology
KINS 5563 Biophysiological Responses to Exercise
KINS 5573 Graded Exercise Testing
KINS 5583 Hormonal Responses to Exercise
KINS 5613 Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
KINS 5653 Strength and Physical Fitness
KINS 5663 Body Composition and Weight Management
KINS 5911 Exercise Physiology Seminar (repeated for a total of 3 hrs)
Research (3 hrs):

The student must complete 3 hrs of lab-based independent study. This could be inside or outside the Department, contingent upon approval by the Advisory Committee.

Internship (3 hrs):

Students in the Non-Thesis option must complete one internship (180 contact hours) in Either a clinical or wellness setting. This is arranged individually through the Internship Coordinator and approved by the Advisory Committee. In addition to completing the internship, the student must prepare an Internship Portfolio containing the following items:

Description of the Internship site
List of duties and responsibilities.
Evaluation by on-site supervisor
Critical evaluation of the internship site with recommendations for improvement.
Detailed plan for establishment of your ideal clinical or wellness program.
The Internship Portfolio is presented to the Advisory Committee for review.

Thesis Option (30 hours)
Core Requirements (6 hrs):

KINS 5023 Methods of Research
KINS 5033 Applied Statistical Principles
Required Exercise Physiology Courses (15 hrs):

KINS 5553 Advanced Exercise Physiology
KINS 5573 Graded Exercise Testing
KINS 5613 Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
KINS 5653 Strength and Physical Fitness
KINS 5911 Exercise Physiology Seminar (repeated for a total of 3 hrs)
Specialization Courses (3 hrs):

KINS 5563 Biophysiological Responses to Exercise
KINS 5583 Hormonal Responses to Exercise
KINS 5663 Body Composition and Weight Management
Thesis Research (6 hrs):

KINS 5983 Thesis I
KINS 5993 Thesis II
Before beginning thesis work, the student must form a research committee consisting of at least three Graduate faculty members. Thesis I involves selecting the research question (with the guidance of the Research Committee) and preparing the Prospectus. Thesis II involves conducting, writing, and defending the Thesis project. Thesis II cannot e taken until the Prospectus is officially approved and submitted to the Graduate School.

Entry Requirements

See TWU's website for details

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