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Promote Health and Fitness Through Exercise Science

Do you enjoy helping others become physically fit? Then our master’s degree in Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a concentration in Exercise Science is the program for you. You will prepare for a rewarding career in such areas as exercise physiology, fitness and performance training or rehabilitation. Throughout your coursework, you will gain the skills and knowledge to help you help others with their fitness and health goals.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

Optional

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY, AND SPORTS STUDIES Exercise Science

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Health, Kinesiology and sports studies with an Exercise Science concentration

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HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY & SPORTS STUDIES-Exercise Science (MS) :: Majors and emphases Exercise Science

Focus Your Passion

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers two different tracks towards earning your master’s degree in Health, Kinesiology and Sports Studies with an Exercise Science concentration. Explore what option works best for your career interest and lifestyle.

Thesis

This 36-credit hour program will prepare you for a career in research and further coursework in the field of exercise science. This option requires that you complete a research project.

Non-Thesis

This 36-credit hour program will prepare you for a career as a practitioner in exercise science. You are required to complete an internship and a comprehensive final examination.

Study What Interests You

You can earn a graduate certificate in either Exercise Science or Sport Coaching. These certificates will broaden your knowledge of health, kinesiology and sports.

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WHat you will learn

A degree in health, kinesiology and sports studies with an exercise science concentration will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire valuable knowledge and skills that promote scientifically-based interventions to optimize physiological response to exercise regimes.
  • Investigate exercise science topics such as strength and conditioning through research methods.
  • Gain knowledge related to the current challenges and trends in exercise science.
  • Develop a set of strategies to excel as a leader in the exercise science fields in a dynamic and digital society.

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Exercise Science

Careers

Our graduates go on to work in settings such as rehabilitation services, sports performance facilities. or corporate wellness centers. They may also further their training through research and pursue a doctorate in exercise science. The exercise science industry is expected to grow significantly to serve aging populations and an increased interest in healthy living.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Recreational Therapists
$48,220
Exercise Physiologists
$49,170
Strength and Conditioning Coaches
$46,764

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020 and Glassdoor.com

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Health, Kinesiology & Sports Studies (MS) Exercise Science:: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce exercise science students.

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Health, Kinesiology & Sports Studies (MS) – Exercise Science:: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Our exercise science program is 60% online and 40% face-to-face. The face-to-face courses are in the Nursing and Health Sciences building on the main campus in Commerce. You can take courses in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Program Admission Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to D[email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Request two signed letters of recommendation, on letterhead, from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

In 1-2 pages, describe your background, goals and desired concentration: Athletic Administration, Exercise Science, International Sport Management or Sports Coaching.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • An awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 on the degree
  • An awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA on six hours of graduate level health, kinesiology, sport studies coursework at A&M-Commerce, or another regionally accredited university, with departmental approval

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies (MS) :: Program Admission Requirements, International

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Health, Kinesiology & Sport Studies, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Request two signed letters of recommendation, on letterhead, from professionals who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. Those individuals should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

In 1-2 pages, describe your background, goals and desired concentration: Athletic Administration, Exercise Science, International Sport Management, or Sports Coaching.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a:

  • An awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 on the degree
  • An awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA on six hours of graduate level health, kinesiology, sport studies coursework at A&M-Commerce, or another regionally accredited university, with departmental approval

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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