Kinesiology - Exercise Science | Troy University

Kinesiology - Exercise Science

About the Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science

Do you aspire to help others become the healthiest versions of themselves? Do you enjoy teaching others the importance of and techniques to leading a healthy active lifestyle? Troy University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science and can help prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in the field of kinesiology.

Consider your options

Within TROY’s exercise science master’s program, you’ll have the option to choose between a thesis or non-thesis route. By pursuing the thesis route, you will be tasked with completing an in-depth research-based project that will lead you toward a future doctoral/professional program. By choosing to pursue your master’s through a non-thesis route, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship where you will work within your area of career interest.

Prepare for success

By earning your graduate degree in exercise science from TROY, you will be prepared to conquer the myriad of career opportunities in the realm of healthcare. With this degree, you will graduate with the skills to help people of all ages and athletic backgrounds. No matter your specialty, this master’s degree will allow you to use your vitality and energy to inspire others and change lives. Your training will also prepare you to sit for certification examinations offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and other organizations in the related fields of health and fitness, clinical exercise testing and strength and conditioning.

Our highly skilled, research-oriented faculty is dedicated to your success and will prepare you to follow your dreams in the field of exercise science. As a student, you will benefit from this program’s comprehensive curriculum. You will be given the chance to learn in hands-on laboratory courses, research methods courses and through completing a capstone internship and/or research project. While pursuing your degree, you will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, impressive research opportunities and practical field experiences.

Know your options

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion also offers competitive graduate assistantship (GA) slots for students enrolled in its exercise science graduate program. GA opportunities include teaching, research and laboratory assistantships. Preference for graduate assistantships will be given to those who wish to further their education by pursuing a terminal degree (doctorate/ professional) upon completion of the kinesiology master’s degree.

A stable profession

The exercise science concentration focuses on human performance and careers in clinical and academic settings in the area of human performance. Today, U.S. residents are experiencing longer life expectancies. This change is creating new and profound demands the healthcare system has never faced before, and is part of the reason this field is growing so quickly.


Program Locations

  • Troy Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.

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