The Exercise Physiology and Performance Concentration is designed for students who desire an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of exercise and sport physiology as well as preparation for advanced research (e.g., Ph.D.). The program focuses on the application of the biological, physical, social and behavioral areas necessary for an in-depth study of physical activity and sport and their effects on the performance, health, fitness and quality of life. Our program is characterized by nationally and internationally recognized faculty and a dynamic intellectual community. Students have the option of specializing in one of two tracks: 1) Research; 2) Coaching and Sports Performance.
EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES LABORATORY
The Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratory is a 2,500 square-foot facility located in 113 Memorial Center at East Tennessee State University which offers students a unique opportunity to study variables in the exercise and sport sciences. The ESS Lab provides access to modern testing equipment that is designed to increase students' understanding of the human body and how it functions in various exercise capacities. Equipment in the lab includes 2 metabolic carts, 4 EKG units, 2 Quinton treadmills, state-of-the-art strength/power testing equipment including 3 force plates, and a hydrostatic weight tank. The equipment is incorporated into lecture and lab experiences designed to enhance the students' educational and research experiences. With these experiences students develop a solid foundation in the principles of exercise and sport physiology, and human performance. This scientific foundation creates a solid base for students entering a variety of fields including adult fitness/wellness, teaching, coaching, as well as those students wishing to pursue an advanced degree.
36 Semester Hours Requirement for the Master of Arts degree
Departmental Core Course Requirements (9 hours):
Common Concentration Course Requirements (6 hours):
Research Track Requirements (15 hours):
Research Track Electives (6 hours):
The following are required for admission in the Exercise Physiology and Performance Concentration:
Students may also be considered for conditional admission.
For more information please contact the Master's Program Coordinator Dr. Bill Sands, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Box 70671, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 37614-1701. Voice: (423) 439-5387, Fax: (423) 439-5383, E-mail: email@example.com
Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships are available in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management (KSRM) that include teaching in the Active Lifestyles and Wellness Program or Fit Kids program, research assistants with KSRM Faculty, and various other duties. Other opportunities may be available in campus recreation, intercollegiate athletics, student activities, and other campus areas. Application materials for Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship positions may be obtained from the Program Coordinator.