M.S. in Exercise Science
Coordinator/Advisor: Dr. Murray Ardies, (773) 442-4801, email@example.com
Internship Supervisor: Dr. Moira Stuart, (773) 442-5546, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Exercise Science Graduate Program is to promote fitness, wellness, and optimal human performance through teaching, research, and service in the exercise sciences. The program seeks to advance the exercise science disciplines through the discovery and dispersion of health- and exercise-related knowledge. A critical aspect of these efforts is to provide students with the knowledge and skills for advanced study or careers in the exercise science-related fields, and to develop graduates who are self-reflective professionals and lifelong learners.
General Program Description
The Department of HPERA offers a graduate course of instruction leading to the M.S. in Exercise Science. Students are allowed to choose a thesis, non-thesis, or internship option. The diverse curriculum can prepare students for doctoral work in one of the specific exercise science disciplines, particularly if the thesis option is selected.
The MS in Exercise Science curriculum also can help prepare you for career positions in cardiac rehabilitation, fitness industries, physical/occupational rehabilitation, sports medicine, and enhance your professional preparation for your existing career in physical education, health education, and science education in the public schools; physical therapy, health and fitness club professionals, professional and school sports coaching, community health & wellness, personal training, nutrition, dietetics, gerontology, athletic training, or nursing.
1. Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
2. Grade of B or better in biology, chemistry, human anatomy, psychology, and exercise physicology.
3. A GRE general test score must be on record for admission into the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Academic or practical experience in the fitness, wellness, or exercise science areas would be beneficial.
Applications for this program are accepted for FALL SEMESTER admission only. Ways to apply:
1. By mail. Download application forms online from the NEIU website at http://www.neiu.edu. Click on ADMISSIONS -->GRADUATE STUDENTS-->COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH-->FORMS-->ADMISSIONS. Mail forms to:
The College of Graduate Studies and Research
Northeastern Illinois University
Room LWH 0041
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
2. Online. Go to the NEIU website at http://www.neiu.edu. Click on ADMISSIONS -->GRADUATE STUDENTS-->COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH-->ADMISSIONS --> APPLY ONLINE.
College of Graduate Studies and Research Phone: 773.442.6012
Department of HPERA
The Department of HPERA’s mission is to provide students with:
1.) an awareness of the role of health, physical education, recreation, athletics and the exercise sciences within schools and society;
2.) the opportunity to acquire competencies that will enable them to be successful in varied educational and professional settings;
3.) the opportunity to develop a satisfactory level of personal skill in the many areas of the aforementioned disciplines; and
4.) a basis and desire for continued professional growth following graduation.
The Department of HPERA currently offers an undergraduate degrees (B.A.) in Secondary Physical Education (Teaching), where K-12 endorsement in also available, and an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Health and Wellness (both Teaching and Non-Teaching). Undergraduate minors offered through HPERA include Health Education, Phyhsical Education and Leisure Studies. Additionally, the department offeres a non-teaching graduate degree (M.S.) in Exercise Science where the student can choose to concentrate in Fitness and Wellness or Human Performance. The department of HPERA is located in the Physical Education Complex at the south end of campus. Opened in January, 1988, this facility houses two gymnasiums, a suspended jogging track, six racquetball courts, a 60 x 120 foot swimming pool, a weight training room, two tennis courts, a baseball field, a softball field, a soccer field, HPERA’s Human Performance Laboratory, classrooms, and faculty/staff offices. For more information on the Department of HPERA, visit www.neiu.edu/~deptperf/.
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