Exercise Science

Texas State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
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The M.S. in Exercise Science at Texas State University is designed to prepare graduate students to work in clinical, community, and sports settings in the area of cardiac rehabilitation, fitness and wellness promotion, and strength and conditioning. Students may choose to major in Physical Education in one of two specializations.


Skills you earn

Students seeking a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Exercise Science at Texas State University will appreciate the value and importance of research-based literature and have the critical thinking, research, and technical skills to:

  • understand research-based literature;
  • use innovative approaches to problem solving;
  • successfully pursue a doctoral degree in exercise science or related discipline;
  • work in athletic, clinical (e.g., cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and diagnostic testing), educational, and fitness settings; and
  • sit for advanced professional certifications (e.g., the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Graduate Assistant Development
  • Laboratory in Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Learning and Performance
  • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Resistance Training and Conditioning.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online ApplyTexas application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • official transcripts required from each institution where course credit was granted
  • a competitive GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • resume/CV 
  • essays
  • two letters of recommendation

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5.

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Exercise Science
Texas State University


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