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Graduate Certificate

Clinical
Exercise Science
The graduate certificate in clinical exercise science is designed to offer advanced, graduate level courses in exercise science to individuals wishing to prepare for the rigors of clinical exercise science practice. View the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Science graduate catalog for requirements.

Admission

An applicant for admission to this certificate program should have : a) A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; b) strong background in basic sciences and applied health sciences; and, c) completed the following prerequisite courses: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology (human motion analysis), statistics, first aid, 4 semester hours of health enhancement (or physical education activity/theory). It is strongly recommended that applicants have suitable work experience in the field of exercise science.

An applicant who is deficient in no more than one prerequisite course can be considered for conditional admission status. Such an applicant will be required to complete the prerequisite course before conditional status is removed. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for conditional admission. Students who qualify for this status must complete a minimum of 8 credits of graduate course work achieving a grade point of 3.0 or above in each credit before conditional status is removed.

Requirements

A candidate entering the fall or winter semester will spend one full-time academic year or two years of part-time study to successfully complete the certificate program, which requires:
  1. Completion of the core courses HS 501 and EXS 520, 525, 530, 540 and 625 with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Credit toward the certificate will not be given for courses with grades under 2.5.
  2. Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate certificate. In such an instance, an equal number of program-approved graduate credits will be required.
Corporate &
Worksite Wellness
The graduate certificate in corporate and worksite wellness is designed to offer advanced graduate courses to prepare exercise science practitioners for the demands of careers in corporate and worksite wellness. View the Graduate Certificate in Corporate and Worksite Wellness graduate catalog for requirements.

Admission

An applicant for admission to this certificate program should have : a) A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; b) strong background in basic sciences and applied health sciences; and, c) completed the following prerequisite courses: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology (human motion analysis), statistics, first aid, 4 semester hours of health enhancement (or physical education activity/theory). It is strongly recommended that applicants have suitable work experience in the field of exercise science.

An applicant who is deficient in no more than one prerequisite course can be considered for conditional admission status. Such an applicant will be required to complete the prerequisite course before conditional status is removed. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for conditional admission. Students who qualify for this status must complete a minimum of 8 credits of graduate course work achieving a grade point of 3.0 or above in each credit before conditional status is removed.

Requirements

A candidate entering the fall or winter semester will spend one full-time academic year or two years of part-time study to successfully complete the certificate program, which requires:
  1. Completion of the core courses HS 501 and EXS 520, 525, 530, and 565. Students will select two credit hours of elective course work from EXS 500, 505, 510, 521, 540, 545, 560, 580, 605, 610, 615, 620, 625, 630, 635, or 693. A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be obtained. Credit toward the certificate will not be given for courses with grades under 2.5.
  2. Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate certificate. In such an instance, an equal number of program-approved graduate credits will be required.
Exercise
Science
The graduate certificate in exercise science is designed to offer a logical, coherent, yet flexible program of study that will meet the needs of a select group of graduate students seeking to improve their skills in specialized areas of exercise science, such as ergonomics, human performance analysis, sport science and health promotion. View the Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science graduate catalog for requirements.

Admission

An applicant for admission to this certificate program should have : a) A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; b) strong background in basic sciences and applied health sciences; and, c) completed the following prerequisite courses: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology (human motion analysis), statistics, first aid, 4 semester hours of health enhancement (or physical education activity/theory). It is strongly recommended that applicants have suitable work experience in the field of exercise science.

An applicant who is deficient in no more than one prerequisite course can be considered for conditional admission status. Such an applicant will be required to complete the prerequisite course before conditional status is removed. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for conditional admission. Students who qualify for this status must complete a minimum of 8 credits of graduate course work achieving a grade point of 3.0 or above in each credit before conditional status is removed.

Requirements

A candidate entering the fall or winter semester will spend one full-time academic year or two years of part-time study to successfully complete the certificate program, which requires:
  1. Completion of the core courses EXS 520, 525, 530 and either HS 501 or EXS 500, plus four credit hours of elective course work from EXS 500, 505, 510, 515, 516, 521, 540, 545, 560, 580, 605, 610, 615, 620, 625, 630, 635, or 693. A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be obtained. Credit toward the certificate will not be given for courses with grades under 2.5.
  2. Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate certificate. In such an instance, an equal number of program-approved graduate credits will be required.