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.
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)
Admission to the Applied Exercise Physiology and Human Performance degree is only available for the fall semester each year.
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
|EX 5310||Research Methods in Exercise Science||3|
|EX 5410||Applied Research in Exercise Science||4|
|EX 5500||Graduate Seminar in Exercise Science||3|
|EX 5520||Advanced Exercise Testing & ECG||4|
|EX 5610||Advanced Strength and Conditioning||4|
|EX 5620||Behavioral Intervention Strategies||4|
|EX 5700||Advanced Practicum in Exercise Science I||4|
|EX 5730||Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology||4|
|EX 5840||Exercise Biochemistry & Sports Nutrition||4|
|EX 5920||Exercise Physiology in Clinical Populations||4|
|Thesis or Non-thesis Track||6-12|
|Graduate Thesis in Exercise Science|
or EX 6100
|Advanced Practicum in Exercise Science II|