Health and exercise students using body markers to motion-capture the human body.

The Master of Science in Health and Exercise Science, Plan A, offers students a health-oriented, science-based curriculum and research experience. The program is a scientifically rigorous, research-focused program that prepares students for further education and/or careers in health and exercise science-related fields. The program is structured to prepare students for further education including doctoral study, physical and occupational therapy, and medicine (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, and nursing). Graduates are represented by careers in health-related research and development and medical and allied health professions.

Learn more about the Master's in Health and Exercise Science on the Department of Health and Exercise Science website.

Effective Fall 2022

HES 510Bioethics--Concepts and Controversies3
HES 600Research Design in Health/Exercise Science3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Environmental Exercise Physiology
Advanced Physiology of Exercise
Physical Activity Intervention Development
Exercise Bioenergetics
Advanced Neural Control of Movement
The Science of Healthspan
HES 693Seminar (1 credit seminar, min 2 semesters required) 12
HES 793Bioenergetics Seminar1
Statistics 23
Electives 36
HES 699Thesis12
Program Total Credits:36

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program. 


Seminar must be taken for a minimum of 2 credits (2 semesters) but can be taken more than twice.


Select three credits of statistics with approval of advisor.


Select enough 500-level or above elective credits with approval of advisor to bring the program total to 36 credits.