2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, MS

Banner Code:  E1-MS-EFHP

This 36-credit master’s of science degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion takes a science-based approach toward the fields of athletic training, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning. This degree prepares students to become professionals capable of applying evidenced-based scientific principles. Completion of this degree prepares students for employment in human performance and allied health related professions or the pursuit of further academic study (doctoral programs). This program offers the traditional research masters’ thesis or a research project option.

This program of study is offered by the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (RHT)  within the College of Education and Human Development .

For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies chapter of the catalog.

Application Requirements

In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for graduate study, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to the field of kinesiology, exercise science, or athletic training. All applicants are required to submit results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); three letters of reference (two from professors); resume; official transcripts; and a 500 word statement outlining their background and experience and future career goals. Successful applicants have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Admission to the graduate programs is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission. Successful completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physics is strongly recommended.

Course Work

 All students are required to complete core courses. Students must also complete elective courses and a capstone thesis or research project.

Thesis or Project (6 credits)


The EFHP Graduate coordinator will appoint the student an advisor from among the EFHP graduate faculty to supervise thesis and research project work. In consultation with the advisor the student will select two additional faculty members to form a three-member committee. One committee member may be selected from faculty outside of the program. Students may not register for thesis credit until a proposal has been approved by the student’s thesis committee and the EFHP Graduate Coordinator.

Total: 36 credits