Exercise and Sport Sciences
Academic Adviser: G. A. Shelley, Chair of Graduate
The School of Health
Sciences and Human Performance offers a master of science degree program
in exercise and sport sciences with concentrations in exercise physiology,
physical education, and sport psychology. Thesis and non-thesis
plans within these areas allow students
to match their learning experiences to individual academic strengths
and career plans. A small student body and knowledgeable, interested
faculty enhance program individualization, as does the opportunity to
take courses at nearby Cornell University and to pursue independent
After the 2003-2004 academic
year a concentration in physical education will no longer be offered
in the graduate program in exercise and sport sciences. A master
of science in physical education (with a revised curriculum) is being
proposed by the Department of Health Promotion and Human Movement.
Admission to these programs is granted on the basis of cumulative undergraduate
grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, and recommendations.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have an undergraduate
degree from an accredited institution.
Consideration is given to those applicants whose academic preparation
most closely aligns with their intended area of concentration (i.e.,
exercise physiology or sport psychology). Applicants for concentrations
in exercise physiology usually have undergraduate degrees in areas such
as exercise science, athletic training, nursing, or biology. For the
sport psychology concentration, students usually have undergraduate
degrees in conceptually related content that emphasizes psychology.
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis, taking into account
such factors as previous academic achievements, successful professional
experience, and special personal circumstances. Applicants who have
questions regarding their eligibility for admission are encouraged to
contact the chair of the program