Master of Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Science Emphasis


The Exercise Science emphasis is designed for students interested in advanced and specialized study in the biophysical aspects of exercise. Through exposure to scientific literature and current research, the program of study focuses on student development in promoting strong scientific inquiry and understanding practical applications of theory. The program produces graduates with the ability to communicate clinical findings to the academic and lay communities and to display critical thinking skills and expertise necessary to plan and conduct independent and creative research. As a capstone experience, each student completes a research thesis or participates in a supervised internship. Graduates possess the necessary knowledge and skill to pursue advanced education in exercise science or a related discipline, apply for ACSM, ASEP, or NSCA certification, as well as to gain employment within the health promotion and human performance industries.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. John Dobson
Graduate Program Director
Email: jdobson@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-8541

Regular Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A degree in Exercise Science is preferred, but not required*.
2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
3. Graduate Record Examination scores less than five years old.
4. A concise, 1-2 page, well-written personal statement that describes your professional goals.
5. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

  • Work history
  • Professional experiences
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations
  • Other experiences related to the academic program
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)

 Note: the admissions process is competitive and applicants that meet the requirements described above are not guaranteed admission.

* Prerequisite course work may be required of candidates that have not completed and exercise science courses. Contact Dr. John Dobson, coordinator for the M.S. in Exercise Science program, for more information.

 

Provisional Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A degree in Exercise Science is preferred, but not required*.
2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
3. Graduate Record Examination scores less than five years old.
4. A concise, 1-2 page, well-written personal statement that describes your professional goals.
5. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

  • Work history
  • Professional experiences
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations
  • Other experiences related to the academic program
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)

Note: the admissions process is competitive and applicants that meet the requirements described above are not guaranteed admission.

* Prerequisite course work may be required of candidates that have not completed and exercise science courses. Contact Dr. John Dobson, coordinator for the M.S. in Exercise Science program, for more information.

Exercise Science, M.S. Admission Deadline
Fall Spring Summer
GA Deadline Feb 1 Does not admit Does not admit
Final Deadline July 1 Does not admit Does not admit

Last updated: 6/22/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu