What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Feb. 1

Exercise Science, M.S.

Our master’s program in exercise science prepares students to conduct research in exercise science or pursue careers in worksite health promotion or fitness, cardiac rehabilitation or related clinical programs.

The program includes classroom, laboratory, research and field experience in biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychology of physical activity and related interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as public health, gerontology and nutrition.

Exercise science provides advanced academic preparation for a successful career in the health and fitness field or for advancement to doctoral-level study.

Exercise Science, M.S.

Our master’s program in exercise science prepares students to conduct research in exercise science or pursue careers in worksite health promotion or fitness, cardiac rehabilitation or related clinical programs.

The program includes classroom, laboratory, research and field experience in biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychology of physical activity and related interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as public health, gerontology and nutrition.

Exercise science provides advanced academic preparation for a successful career in the health and fitness field or for advancement to doctoral-level study.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Feb. 1

Careers

Our graduates have found careers in the following fields:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Corporate wellness
  • Hospital-based wellness
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Post-rehabilitation
  • Sports performance

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Exercise Science, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application); one letter should be from a former professor or instructor who can evaluate your academic promise
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Program of Study

Professional Studies (3)
Select one course or an approved equivalent (3):

Required Major Courses (12):

  • KH 6280 Psychology of Physical Activity (3)
  • KH 7500 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • KH 7510 Biomechanics (3)
  • KH 8375 Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science (3)

Electives (15):
Select five courses (15): In consultation with their adviser, students will select coursework numbered 6000 or higher in a specific area of emphasis.

Culminating Experience (6)
Select one course (6): In consultation with their adviser, students will select one of the following culminating experiences.

  • KH 7750 Internship in Exercise Science (6)
  • KH 7810 Directed Readings and Research (6)
  • KH 7990 Master’s Thesis (6)

Program total: Minimum of 36 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

Description

Deadline Date Specifics

  • Fall: February 1 (only for applicants who have completed all prerequisite undergraduate coursework (see below)
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: February 1 (only for applicants who have not completed all prerequisite undergraduate coursework (see below)
  • Prerequisite Undergraduate Coursework: applied human musculoskeletal anatomy (KH 2220), human physiology (KH 2230), exercise physiology (KH 3650), biomechanics (KH 3600), and fitness assessment and exercise prescription (KH 4630). Applicants with deficiencies in these areas will be required to apply for Summer semester admission.

Student Resources

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Rebecca Ellis
rellis@gsu.edu
404-413-8360

Kinesiology and Health
KHAmbassador@gsu.edu
404-413-8050

Mailing Address & Office Location
Georgia State Sports Arena
125 Decatur Street SE, Suite 137
Atlanta, GA 30303

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