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Exercise Physiology M.S.


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The Master of Science in Exercise Physiology is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the physiological effects of exercise on the human body. The program also emphasizes the effect of regular exercise on adults and offers students experience in conducting physical fitness evaluations, and exercise testing. In addition, the graduate is prepared for entrance into a doctoral program in exercise physiology.

The program emphasizes academic preparation in exercise physiology, laboratory experience, knowledge of research methodology, and statistics. Students must complete a thesis in the general area of exercise physiology.

 

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applicants for admission must have an undergraduate major in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, athletic training, biology, nutrition, or a related academic discipline.

Applicants must have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (A=4.0), or 3.00 (A=4.0) in the last two years. The Graduate Record Examination must be taken prior to applying. Successful applicants generally have a 3.00 undergraduate grade point average and a combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and higher than 3.5 on the analytical section

Interested applicants must send the following information to the Graduate College:

  1. A completed application for graduate studies.
  2. Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended.

Interested applicants must send the following information to the Department of Kinesiology:

  1. Copies of all transcripts sent to the Graduate College.
  2. Official GRE scores.
  3. A letter of intent that addresses: Reason(s) for wishing to earn an advanced degree. Motivation for attending UNLV. Summary of educational goals. Summary of research activities and interests. Possible faculty mentors.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic record and potential for graduate study.

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