Sep 21, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Health and Human Movement - MS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

The MS degree is designed to provide an advanced course of study and prepare graduates for roles in the disciplines of exercise science (biomechanics, exercise physiology, or wellness programming) or athletic training. Graduate studies in health and human movement allow students a more in-depth course of study within their discipline, combining advanced coursework with research and practical experience to prepare graduates for employment opportunities in their field. The MS degree also provides an excellent preparation for students pursuing admission into medical school, dental school, physical therapy, or other health professions.

Specializations


MS students must choose a specialization area of emphasis for research and study from the following specilizations:

  • Exercise Science: This specialization provides a comprehensive background in the physical, biological, and mechanical sciences. It prepares students for professional applications or advanced study in exercise physiology and biomechanics.
  • Sports Medicine: Students in this specialization work as a certified athletic trainer serving the 16 Division I sports of USU Aggie Athletics. This experience will further develop clinical skills and provide opportunities to develop management skills with various sport teams while pursuing advanced studies and research toward a master's degree.

For more specific information about the program see the department's website at http://khs.usu.edu/students/graduate/programs.

Course Requirements


Exercise Science Specialization Plan A (30 credits)


MS candidates specializing in Exercise Science Plan A must complete the following courses. (This specialization is a Plan A thesis option.)

Exercise Science Thesis Requirement (6 credits)


Exercise Science Specialization Plan B (30 credits)


MS candidates specializing in Exercise Science (Plan B) must complete the following courses:

Exercise Science Specialization Requirements (2-3 credits)


  • PEP 6970 - Thesis 1-9 (3 credits required) (Requires writing and committee approval of a manuscript with content and format appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed exercise science journal)

Sports Medicine Specialization Plan B (30 credit minimum)


Select 2-3 credits of PEP 6970  for the Final Paper and the remaining credits from elective list below:

(Final Paper requires writing and committee approval of a manuscript with content and format appropriate for submission to a peer-reviewed discipline journal)

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