The masters degree in Exercise Science offers both thesis and non-thesis options. The degree prepares candidates to gain certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and to enter a terminal degree program in Exercise Science. Candidates are prepared for career opportunities in clinical exercise physiology, and corporate, community, and private fitness sectors. The non-thesis option requires completion of 36 semester hours including a 6-credit internship. The thesis option includes 30 hours of coursework. Prerequisites to both options include a course in human anatomy and physiology and certification in CPR.