Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Are you interested in furthering your degree in exercise science? The Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science program at Ashland University is a unique online program designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current exercise professionals.

Curriculum Guide

Courses

Credit Hrs.

Prereq.

NUHS 509:Quantitative Data Analysis 3 None
NUHS 510: Ethics &Professional Responsibility 3 None
NUHS 558: Research Foundations & Methods in Health Sciences 3 None
AEXS 671: Scientific Basis of Sport 3 None
AEXS 675: Scientific Foundation of Nutrition in Sport 3 None
AEXS 677: Physiological Basis for Exercise & Sport 3 None
AEXS 678: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3 None
AEXS 679: Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3 None
Elective (if non thesis capstone is used) 3 ---
Potential Electives (3-6 credits depending on capstone option) 3 ---
AEXS 670: Sport Medicine Principles for Sport Professionals 3 None
AEXS 673 Analysis of Sport Instruction 3 None
AEXS 598: Independent Study --- None
ED Masters' level courses 3 None

Capstone Experience Options

NUHS 747: Internship 3 Majority of course work
NUHS 778: Practicum 3 Majority of course work
NUHS 781: Thesis 6 Majority of course work

Course Descriptions

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Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide

Courses

Credit Hrs.

Prereq.

NUHS 509:Quantitative Data Analysis 3 None
NUHS 510: Ethics &Professional Responsibility 3 None
NUHS 558: Research Foundations & Methods in Health Sciences 3 None
AEXS 671: Scientific Basis of Sport 3 None
AEXS 675: Scientific Foundation of Nutrition in Sport 3 None
AEXS 677: Physiological Basis for Exercise & Sport 3 None
AEXS 678: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3 None
AEXS 679: Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3 None
Elective (if non thesis capstone is used) 3 ---
Potential Electives (3-6 credits depending on capstone option) 3 ---
AEXS 670: Sport Medicine Principles for Sport Professionals 3 None
AEXS 673 Analysis of Sport Instruction 3 None
AEXS 598: Independent Study --- None
ED Masters' level courses 3 None

Capstone Experience Options

NUHS 747: Internship 3 Majority of course work
NUHS 778: Practicum 3 Majority of course work
NUHS 781: Thesis 6 Majority of course work

Course Descriptions

In today’s aggressive market, many positions require advanced degrees. At Ashland University, we understand the needs of working adults, which is why our Master’s degree in exercise science can be completed in two ways:

  • Online with two individual in-person meetings to demonstrate lifting techniques

  • Hybrid, with a mix of online and face-to-face classes

As a student, you’ll take classes in The Scientific Basis for Sport, The Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport, Scientific Foundation of Nutrition in Sport, and more.

This program is focused on strength and conditioning to give you the knowledge you need to guide yourself and others to peak physical performance.

Ashland University's M.S. in Applied Exercise Science it the only graduate program of its kind in the state and one of 7 nationally that have attained the Education Recognition Program status by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Recently the program was recognized by several organizations in their national rankings. In the fall of 2019, it was ranked by Intelligent.com as 1st overall in the Private Institution category (2nd all-categories).  Last academic year, AEXS was ranked 21st in the US by TheBestSchools.org and 7th by Online Masters in the category of online Sports Medicine programs.

M.S. in Applied Science Program Benefits

You’ll also:

  • Be prepared to attain certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructor (HFI)
  • Learn from passionate instructors with years of professional strength and conditioning experience
  • Complete the program in as few as 15 months

Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science Career Outlook

The job outlook for exercise physiologists and coaches is expected to grow 20 percent in the next ten years, which is faster than average for all jobs in the U.S.

Career Opportunities

  • Company health and wellness directors
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Fitness instructors

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports