Boost your career and prepare for corporate, clinical, and fitness roles. Thesis and non-thesis options available.
Exercise Science, M.S.
The Master of Science in Exercise Science offered through the College of Behavioral and Health Science at 澳门六合彩规律论坛 preparation for career opportunities in corporate, community, and private fitness sectors, as well as clinical exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, and doctoral programs. Thesis and non-thesis tracks are available for students.
This four-semester degree offers advanced coursework that prepares candidates for certifications in personal training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and clinical exercise physiology. This degree also prepares candidates to enter terminal Exercise Science degree programs. Career opportunities include employment in clinical exercise physiology and corporate, community, or private fitness sectors. The Exercise Science Lab contains state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate both student and faculty research, including a DEXA, metabolic carts, an EKG system, land and underwater treadmills, leg and arm ergometers, a hydrostatic weighing tank, bioelectrical impedance, a lactate and cholesterol analyzer, isokinetic dynamometry, and a telemetry EMG system. The non-thesis option requires completion of 36 semester hours including an internship. The thesis option includes 30-33 hours of coursework. The degree prerequisite is two semesters of human anatomy and physiology.
Graduates gain expertise to advance in positions in fitness and wellness, cardiac
rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, and research. The degree also helps prepare candidates to gain certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and to enter a doctoral degree program in Exercise Science. Graduates can also continue their education in other health care professions. Potential occupations include, but are not limited to:
- Bariatric exercise specialist
- Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
- Diabetes educator
- Employee fitness director
- Exercise physiologist
- Fitness center/gym owner or manager
- Health coach
- Occupational therapist
- Oncology exercise rehabilitation specialist
- Personal trainer
- Physical therapist
- Pulmonary rehabilitation specialist
- Strength and conditioning specialist
- Wellness coach
Employers of 澳门六合彩规律论坛 Exercise Science M.S. alumni include
- Acuff & Associates, Inc.
- Bowling Green University
- Brooklyn Nets
- Cross-fit Rampage
- Cumberland University
- DaVita Renal Dialysis
- Journeys In Community Living
- National Federation of the Blind
- North Carolina State University
- OnLife Health
- Orthotics Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Ill.
- Physiotherapy Associates
- Southern Tennessee Medical Center
- Steadman Orthopedic Group
- Tennessee State Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness
- Tri-Fit Athletics
- University of California-Santa Clara
- University of Tennessee-Martin
- U.S. Army
- Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
- Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute Fitness Center
- Well Fit Medicine and Nutrition
- Williamson Medical Center/Cardiac Rehabilitation
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