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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Physiology of Exercise - MS


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Degree Title and Name:  Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise

Program Name and Number:  Physiology of Exercise – MS8111, MS8147, MS8181

Department/Unit: School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus (all)

Term(s) of Entry:  MS8111 – Fall, Spring, Summer; MS8147 & MS8181 – Summer

Program Overview:  The mission of the Physiology of Exercise master’s program is to provide students the opportunity to expand on their foundation in science and gain experience in academic research and hands-on skills. The mission of the Physiology of Exercise master’s program is to prepare graduates to apply their foundation in science in a professional setting. The program positions graduates to enhance professional ability through coursework, research projects, and real-world experiences.

The Physiology of Exercise graduate program prepares students with specialized skills to advance their careers in multiple areas of expertise or enter advanced degree programs in related fields. Students can choose between three programs: Research, Clinical, or Human Performance.

The Research program [MS8111] is a two-year program. This track prepares students to work in an academic or research environment, encouraging students to become actively involved with faculty research and conducting their own research under the mentorship of faculty.

The Clinical program [MS8147] is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field, or as preventative and rehabilitative specialists. This program includes hands-on experiences throughout the entire four-semester program to prepare students to seek advanced certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.

The Human Performance program [MS8181] is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field of human performance, or as exercise performance specialists. This program includes hands-on experiences throughout the entire four-semester program to prepare students to seek advanced knowledge and skills in the practice and theory of human performance.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Master of Science degree in the Physiology of Exercise the student will be able to

  • Integrate knowledge of the energy systems and contributions of required substrates in the performance of physical activities.
  • Appraise the normal cardiopulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological responses of an exercise bout.
  • Analyze the physiological principles underlying chronic training adaptations and differentiate these responses between various populations.
  • Build evidence-based exercise prescriptions through the appraisal of research and apply knowledge of physiology, exercise physiology, pathophysiology, and nutrition to accommodate for various populations and needs.
  • Synthesize appropriate research or clinical data with respect to interpreting research outcomes or patient health status.
  • Delineate clinical or research outcomes in professional and non-professional means (i.e., presentations, publications, etc.).

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/exercise-physiology/graduate

Graduation Requirements:

The Research program [MS8111] typically is completed in 2 years and requires a minimum of 33 credit hours to complete, with no grade below a “C” in the following courses:

  • Exercise Physiology Core:
    • EXPH 5140 - Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 5145 - Physiology of Exercise Lab (2)
    • EXPH 6080 - Research Methods and Statistical Applications (4)
    • EXPH 6560 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 6570 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1)
  • Statistics Requirement (complete one course):
    • BIOS 6700 - Biostatistics I (3)
    • EDRE 7200 - Educational Statistics (4)
    • ISE 5200 - Engineering Statistics (3)
    • PSY 6111 - Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • Seminar Requirement (Each Fall and Spring semester for 4 total credit hours):
    • EXPH 5999 - Exercise Physiology Seminar (1)
  • Elective Courses (9-10 credit hours):
    • AT 6210 - Human Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (3)
    • BIOS 5500 - Principles of Endocrinology (3)
    • BIOS 5630 - Biological Chemistry (3)
    • EXPH 5160 - Resistance Training: Theory and Application (3)
    • EXPH 5850 - Motor Development (2)
    • EXPH 5900 - Special Topics in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6160 - Advanced Resistance Training (3)
    • EXPH 6520 - Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6600 - Advanced Biomechanics (3)
    • NUTR 6600 - Nutrition for Sports and Fitness (3)
  • Graduate Thesis (minimum of 4 credit hours):
    • EXPH 6950 - Thesis (4)

The Clinical program [MS8147] typically is completed in four semesters (which typically begins and ends in the summer) and requires a minimum of 33 credit hours to complete, with no grade below a “C” in the following:

  • Exercise Physiology Core:
    • EXPH 5140 - Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 5145 - Physiology of Exercise Lab (2)
    • EXPH 6080 - Research Methods and Statistical Applications (4)
    • EXPH 6560 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 6570 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1)
  • Clinical Practicum Requirement (3 semesters):
    • EXPH 6920 - Practicum
  • Seminar Requirement (complete 2 credit hours):
    • EXPH 5999 - Exercise Physiology Seminar (1)
  • Elective Courses (12-13 credit hours):
    • AT 6210 - Human Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (3)
    • BIOS 5500 - Principles of Endocrinology (3)
    • BIOS 5630 - Biological Chemistry (3)
    • EXPH 5160 - Resistance Training: Theory and Application (3)
    • EXPH 5850 - Motor Development (2)
    • EXPH 5900 - Special Topics in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6160 - Advanced Resistance Training (3)
    • EXPH 6170 - Exercise Testing & Prescription (4)
    • EXPH 6180 - Clinical Exercise Physiology: A Case-Based Approach (2)
    • EXPH 6190 - Patient-Centered Practice in Clinical Exercise Physiology (2)
    • EXPH 6520 - Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6600 - Advanced Biomechanics (3)
    • EXPH 6931 - Independent Study (1-3)
    • NUTR 6600 - Nutrition for Sports and Fitness (3)
  • Clinical Internship (1 semester):
    • EXPH 6910 - Internship in Physiology of Exercise (1-16)

The Human Performance program [MS8181] is completed in four semesters (which typically begins and ends in the summer) and requires a minimum of 34 credit hours to complete, with no grade below a “C” in the following:

  • Exercise Physiology Core:
    • EXPH 5140 - Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 5145 - Physiology of Exercise Lab (2)
    • EXPH 6080 - Research Methods and Statistical Applications (4)
    • EXPH 6560 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise (3)
    • EXPH 6570 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1)
  • Human Performance Practicum Requirement (3 semesters):
    • EXPH 6920 - Practicum
  • Seminar Requirement (complete 2 credit hours):
    • EXPH 5999 - Exercise Physiology Seminar (1)
  • Elective Courses (12-13 credit hours):
    • AT 6210 - Human Anatomy for Athletic Trainers (3)
    • AT 6310 - Neuromechanics of Sports Injury Rehabilitation (3)
    • BIOS 5500 - Principles of Endocrinology (3)
    • BIOS 5630 - Biological Chemistry (3)
    • EXPH 5160 - Resistance Training: Theory and Application (3)
    • EXPH 5850 - Motor Development (2)
    • EXPH 5900 - Special Topics in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6160 - Advanced Resistance Training (3)
    • EXPH 6170 - Exercise Testing & Prescription (4)
    • EXPH 6520 - Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology (3)
    • EXPH 6600 - Advanced Biomechanics (3)
    • EXPH 6931 - Independent Study (1-3)
    • NUTR 6600 - Nutrition for Sports and Fitness (3)
  • Human Performance Internship (1 semester):
    • EXPH 6910 - Internship in Physiology of Exercise (1-16)

Culminating Experience:

The Research program [MS8111] culminates in a faculty-guided research project with an associated thesis and oral defense.

The Clinical and Human Performance programs [MS8147 & MS8181] require the completion of the following:

  • One of the following: an integrated (multi-class) project with an oral defense, a comprehensive exam, or a written report and oral defense.
  • 600-hour culminating internship.

Admission Requirements: Prospective students must meet the following requirements for application:

  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology or related field from an accredited institution
  • A background in the following academic topics:
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise Testing and Prescription
    • Kinesiology
    • Motor Learning/Development
  • A competitive GPA (> 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Satisfactory GRE scores (> 50 percentile, recommended)
  • A forward focused statement of purpose
    • Describe career aspirations
    • Describe what role our program would play in your future goals
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, of which no less than two from an academic faculty member
  • Complete additional Ohio University Graduate College requirements

International Students: All programs (MS8111, MS8147, MS8181) permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

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