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Department of Exercise and Sport Science


Stacey R. Altman, Chairperson, 176 Minges Coliseum

PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science

The doctoral degree in bioenergetics and exercise science is an interdisciplinary degree program housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and offered in conjunction with the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. This program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to address the role of energy transportation under varying metabolic and pathological states. Students address research questions that range from the whole body to the gene level as they investigate the mechanisms by which physically active lifestyles influence disease processes, prevention, and treatment. Graduates are prepared for employment in health care, government, and academic and private institutions. The curriculum comprises 69 s.h. as follows:

Required Courses: EXSS 7004, 7211, 7335 (4 s.h.), 8310, 8330 (6 s.h.), 8333 (6 s.h.); PHLY 7702
Select a 3 or 4 s.h. molecular biology course, and 6 s.h. of approved electives
Minimum of 27 s.h. in dissertation hours: EXSS 9000
Select a 3 s.h. advanced statistics course

MS in Exercise and Sport Science

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The master of science degree in exercise and sport science prepares students for careers or advanced academic training in the broad realm of exercise and sport science. Students whose undergraduate preparation lacks essential prerequisite course work or whose baccalaureate degree is in a non-related field may have additional requirements. All degree candidates must pass the exercise and sport science comprehensive examination. Students may choose from two options: thesis and non-thesis.

The basic curriculum plan for each option within the MS in exercise and sport science is as follows:

Thesis option:
Adapted physical education: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021; EXSS 5303, 5305, 5903, 6300, 6301, 6990, 6991, 7000 (6 s.h.); select 6 s.h. from the following: EXSS 5020, 5800, 5904, 6102, 6104, 6200, 6201, 6202, 6207, 6445, 6500; 3 s.h. of SPED electives; 3 s.h. of general electives
Biomechanics: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021; EXSS 6200, 6204, 6207, 6300, 6301, 6991, 7000 (6 s.h.); 12 s.h. of electives
Exercise physiology: - 36 s.h.
EXSS 6207, 6208, 6210, 6300, 6301, 7000 (6 s.h.); advisor approved graduate statistics course (3 s.h.); 15 s.h. of electives
Physical activity promotion: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021; EXSS 6115, 6201, 6207, 6300, 6301, 6401, 6440, 6992, 7000 (6 s.h.); 6 s.h. of electives
Physical education pedagogy: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021 or EDUC 6430; EXSS 6101, 6104, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6202, 6300, 6301, 6990, 6991, 7000 (6 s.h.); select one from the following: EXSS 5020, 5303, 5305, 5903, 6102, 6200, 6207, 6445
Sport management: - 36 s.h.
EXSS 6102, 6106, 6131, 6132, 6133, 6136, 6300, 6301, 6990, 6991, 7000 (6 s.h.); 6 s.h. of electives
Non-thesis option:
Adapted physical education: - 36 s.h.
EXSS 5303, 5305, 5903, 6201, 6300, 6301, 6990, 6991, 6994; select 9 s.h. from the following: EXSS 5020, 5800, 5904, 6102, 6104, 6200, 6202, 6207, 6445; 3 s.h. of SPED electives; 3 s.h. of general electives
Biomechanics: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021; EXSS 6200, 6204, 6207, 6300, 6301, 6500, 6990, 6991, 6994; 12 s.h. of electives
Exercise physiology: - 36 s.h.
EXSS 6207, 6208, 6209, 6210, 6212, 6300, 6301, 6994; 15 s.h. of electives
Physical activity promotion: - 36 s.h.
BIOS 7021; EXSS 6115, 6201, 6207, 6300, 6301, 6401, 6440, 6992, 6994; select 6 s.h. from the following: BIOS 5010, 7022; EXSS 5001, 5020, 5800, 6200, 6445; HLTH 6011, 6013, 6600; MKTG 6162; PSYC 6333, 6353; RCLS 6100; 3 s.h. of general electives
Physical education pedagogy: - 36 s.h
EXSS 6101, 6104, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6202, 6300, 6301, 6990, 6991; select 6 s.h. from the following: EXSS 5020, 5303, 5305, 5903, 6102, 6200, 6207, 6445; 3 s.h. of EDUC electives; 3 s.h. of general electives
Sport management: - 36 s.h.
EXSS 6102, 6106, 6131, 6132, 6133, 6136, 6300, 6301, 6992 (6 s.h.); 9 s.h. of electives

MAEd and MAT in Physical Education

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Please refer to Section 7, College of Education, for the degree requirements for the master of arts in teaching and the master of arts in education, both of which lead to advanced certification.

Sport Management Certificate

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Applicants must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program or possess a graduate degree. In the case of concurrent enrollment students must obtain approval of the director of graduate studies of the program in which they are enrolled as well as the approval of the graduate director in EXSS.

12 s.h. are required: EXSS 6106, 6132; choose two from: EXSS 6001, 6102, 6131, 6133, RCLS 6005.