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Sport & Exercise Science: Excercise Physiology, MS

The Exercise Physiology Emphasis focuses on physiological systems’ responses to exercise. The program involves an in depth examination of both acute and chronic adaptations to exercise with special attention placed on the cardiovascular system, skeletal muscle, and metabolism. Students also receive considerable advanced laboratory experience in the classroom and involvement with faculty research. Students in the Master’s program choose between a Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option.

There are three areas of emphases in the Sport and Exercise Science program at UNC:

  1. Biomechanics
  2. Exercise Physiology
  3. Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

The Sport and Exercise Science program is not designed to have students major in two areas of emphasis within the program. Instead, each emphasis has elective credits that can be used to gain knowledge of other areas that are not part of your declared emphasis. For example, it is common for graduate students in the Biomechanics emphasis to use elective credits to learn more about Exercise Physiology.

Therefore, rather than completing two master's degrees within Exercise Science, it is recommend that you pursue one master's degree and then, if you are interested in furthering your education, pursue a Ph.D.

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Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

30-33 Credit Hours