Applied Exercise Physiology & Human Performance (MS)

The MS in Applied Exercise Physiology and Human Performance is offered to current students in the form of a 3+2 program. For non-PSU students and PSU alumni, a 2-year program is available. In each program, students can elect the Thesis or Non-thesis option.

The thesis option will give students the opportunity to develop a research project driven by their own interests in exercise and sport physiology. Thesis students will work closely with a faculty supervisor and will be guided through the thesis process through work in the Graduate Seminar and Graduate Thesis classes.

Students who elect the Non-thesis option will complete practicum experiences, which will give them the hands on skills they will need to be successful across a variety of fields in exercise science. Practicum experiences may include strength and conditioning, clinical exercise physiology, or general health and wellness. Non-thesis students will work closely with a faculty supervisor and will be guided through the practicum process through work in the Graduate Seminar and Advanced Practicum I and II classes.

Requirements

The Applied Exercise Physiology and Human Performance degree requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • Recommended 3.0 or better GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee (waived for current PSU students and alumni)
Deadlines

Admission to the Applied Exercise Physiology and Human Performance degree is only available for the fall semester each year.

Fall 2021
Early Decision: June 1
Final Deadline: August 1

*We suggest submitting your documentation at least two weeks prior to the posted date to ensure your application is complete and can be reviewed by the deadline. 

MS Applied Exercise Physiology & Human Performance

Course Title Credits
EX 5310Research Methods in Exercise Science3
EX 5410Applied Research in Exercise Science4
EX 5500Graduate Seminar in Exercise Science3
EX 5520Advanced Exercise Testing & ECG4
EX 5610Advanced Strength and Conditioning4
EX 5620Behavioral Intervention Strategies4
EX 5700Advanced Practicum in Exercise Science I4
EX 5730Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology4
EX 5840Exercise Biochemistry & Sports Nutrition4
EX 5920Exercise Physiology in Clinical Populations4
Elective3-4
Thesis or Non-thesis Track6-12
Graduate Thesis in Exercise Science
Advanced Practicum in Exercise Science II
Total Credits47-57