College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Science in Exercise Science

Program Director: Dr. Don Morgan
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

The Exercise Science program prepares students for service in fitness and wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and corporate fitness and for future terminal/doctoral degrees in exercise science. The Master of Science in Exercise Science consists of a thesis and non-thesis option. The non-thesis option requires 36 semester hours including a 6-credit hour internship. The thesis option incorporates 30 hours of coursework. Prerequisites to both options include coursework in human anatomy and physiology and certification in CPR.

The Health and Human Performance Department is housed in Murphy Athletic Center and Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. Facilities include two laboratory spaces (one dedicated to research, the other instruction), a computer lab, a master classroom, an athletic training and rehabilitation room, a weight training area, and classrooms equipped with multimedia systems. A recreation and wellness facility is also available on campus. Our human performance labs occupy over 5,000 square feet of space in Alumni Memorial Gym and contain state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate both student and faculty research.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Exercise program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Three letters of recommendation


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466