Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) - Exercise Science

Dr. Colin Wilborn, Program Director

Purpose of the Program

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor aspires to be a leader in the field of exercise science on both a regional and national level. The graduate program in Exercise Science is committed to developing outstanding graduates who will pursue careers in a wide range of exercise science disciplines.

The purpose of the graduate program in Exercise Science is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for careers as Exercise Physiologist, Athletic & Fitness Administrators, Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Sport Management Specialists. Furthermore, the graduate program in EXSS seeks to prepare students who wish to continue their pursuit of higher education through doctoral programs or professional certification programs. A twenty-seven hour core curriculum is required of all majors: twenty-seven hours in Exercise Science and nine hours in electives. Each student must successfully complete requirements for a culminating experience by taking an oral and written comprehensive examination. There is no foreign language requirement.


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EXSS Core (24 hours as follows)

EXSS 6320Performance Nutrition


EXSS 6380Advanced Exercise Physiology


EXSS 6381Musculoskeletal & Biomechanical Assessment


EXSS 6352Research Methods in Exercise Science


EXSS 6360Advanced Stats & Applied Research


EXSS 6340Management & Leadership in Sport


EXSS 6370Sport Psychology


EXSS 6350Readings, Issues, Trends, Problems in EXSS


EXSS 6090Comprehensive Exam


Guided Electives (12 hours)

Program Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and/or must include the following courses:

    a. 3 hours—Kinesiology

    b. 3 hours—Exercise Physiology

    c. 4 hours—Anatomy and Physiology I

  2. 3.0 GPA
  3. Interview with EXSS Graduate Program Director