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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology Specialization, M.S.


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M.S. in Exercise Science


Accreditation Status


CAAHEP Accredited Program
The Master of Science degree in Exercise Science has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) at the Clinical Exercise Physiology level. Students completing the Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration must take ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Exam or the ACSM’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Exam prior to graduation. Students completing the Applied Exercise Science concentration are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Specialist Exam or the ACSM’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Exam prior to graduation.

American College of Sports Medicine Program Endorsement
The Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science at ULM has been endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine at the Exercise Specialist level. Students completing the Clinical Exercise Physiology specialization will complete at least 600 hours of clinical experience and complete the ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification exam.

Program Admission


In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School at ULM, all applicants must present a combined score of 725 on a scale which is found by multiplying their total undergraduate grade-point average by the combined Graduate Record Examination General Test score (Verbal plus Quantitative) in order to qualify for “Regular Status.” Students scoring between 685 and 724 (GRE X GPA) may be admitted on “Conditional Status.”

Departmental review of applications for the Fall semester will begin on February 25 and on September 25 for the Spring semester. Your chances for admission are greatest if you apply before this date to allow adequate time for processing and verification of your credentials.

Program Requirements


Undergraduate requirements for a major: 24 semester hours from exercise science/kinesiology related courses including at least three semester hours from each of the following areas: exercise physiology, anatomical/biomechanical kinesiology, and the natural sciences. The student may not enroll in more than 12 graduate hours until all undergraduate prerequisites are met.

Clinical Exercise Physiology


Requirements for the Master of Science in Exercise Science Clinical Exercise Physiology specialization are:

Graduate Courses


Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated ‘For Undergraduate and Graduates,’ a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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