Sep 29, 2023
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 or 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.
In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, all applicants must present a combined score of 725 on a scale which is found by multiplying their total undergraduate grade-point average by their combined Graduate Record Examination Test score (verbal plus quantitative) in order to qualify for regular admission. Students scoring between 685 and 724 may be admitted conditionally.
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.
Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in exercise science from ULM may be allowed to waive the GRE requirement if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better. All other applicants will be required to submit GRE scores.
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.
Applied Exercise Science Concentration
Requirements for the Master of Science in Exercise Science Applied Exercise Science concentration are:
Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration
Requirements for the Master of Science in Exercise Science Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration are:
Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management Concentration
Requirements for the Master of Science in Exercise Science Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management concentration may be completed wholly online with the exception of the required comprehensive examinations. Requirements for this concentration are:
- EXSC 5001 - Sport Sociology
- EXSC 5003 - Governance and Ethics in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation
- EXSC 5007 - Research Methods in Exercise Science
- EXSC 5027 - Statistical Methods in Exercise Science
And six (6) hours of coursework from the list below:
- EXSC 5004 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise I
- EXSC 5006 - Psychology of Motor Learning
- EXSC 5008 - Nutrition and Wellness
- EXSC 5009 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning
- EXSC 5010 - Exercise Prescription and Leadership
- EXSC 5030 - Biomechanics
- EXSC 5092 - Sports Medicine
And twelve (12) hours of coursework from the list below:
- EXSC 5014 - Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Law
- EXSC 5016 - Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Psychology
- EXSC 5018 - Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Finance
- EXSC 5022 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Marketing and Public Relations
And six semester hours of approved graduate electives, which may include three semester hours of internship.
For a total of 36 hours.
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.