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Sport & Exercise Science: Exercise Science, MS

The Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science: Exercise Science is the integrated study of human movement, encompassing the physiological, mechanical, and behavioral aspects of physical activity. Concentration areas within this discipline include biomechanics, exercise physiology, and social psychology of sport and physical activity. This degree program includes a broad base of content knowledge and provides opportunities for students to become involved in laboratory, clinical, and basic science research. Students in this program can choose between a Thesis Option or a Professional Research Project 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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Total Degree Requirements

30-33 Credit Hours

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