Exercise Science

Columbus State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science at Columbus State University is designed to accommodate a broad range of student interests and professional goals who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of Exercise Science. 


The 30-hour program in Exercise Science from Columbus State University includes a required 18-hour core with the remaining 12 hours consisting of elective courses designed to meet the professional goals and needs of each individual student. 

Students can choose between a thesis or non-thesis option, with the thesis option for students who have the ability and desire to pursue an individualized research topic within the field of Exercise Science.   

Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to personally interact with program faculty in the classroom and laboratory. 

Exercise Science is the gateway degree for individuals who wish to work in any phase of the fitness industry, e.g., corporate- and hospital-based Wellness, club fitness, YMCA, geriatric programming, personal training, etc. In addition, many students currently at CSU are using the degree as a pre-professional program for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician's Assistant. 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.S Exercise Science program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge base in the discipline of Exercise Science
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in the areas of assessment techniques used in exercise science-related professions
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in exercise prescription and programming in a variety of populations
  • Demonstrate ability to design, interpret, analyze, and apply research in the discipline of Exercise Science
  • Demonstrate the ability to research, collect, and summarize data and information from a variety of sources and to present that information at a level consistent with the intended audience

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Selected Topics in Kinesiology
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Environmental Stressors and Exercise
  • Exercise Electrocardiography
  • Pharm Consid Exer Testing & Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for regular admission (2.5 for provisional admission)
  • Baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field. Other degree fields considered provided the student has demonstrated competence in human anatomy/physiology and/or exercise physiology (contact program director for information)
  • Two letters of recommendation that address qualifications and potential to succeed in the program. At least one letter should be from an academic professional (e.g. former professor or instructor).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4902 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4902 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1260 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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
Columbus State University


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