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MS in Kinesiology

Exercise Physiology

 

Exercise physiology is focused on the genetic, biochemical, and clinical evaluation of physiological alterations to exercise training and detraining in both human and animal models. This focus is centered on modifications in the muscular, cardio respiratory, and immune systems from an aging, disease, or peak performance perspective. The Exercise Physiology Non-Thesis and Thesis M.S. degrees provide a broad theory-based program with an emphasis on the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations that occur with training that will prepare students for careers in exercise physiology industry, the military, and research institutes.

 

 

Admission requirements:


Recommended Prerequisites (Undergraduate courses that must have a grade of B or better)
   Human Anatomy
   Basic Physiology
   Biomechanics (Kinesiology)
   Exercise Physiology
   Tests and Measurements

 

Course requirements

 

Non-Thesis Option 1
Human Performance Clinical Exercise Physiology
Focus: The optimization of physical performance and fitness 

 

Required Courses21 Credit Hours
 Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours) 
Kin 7900 Research Methods3
KIN 7530 Exercise Physiology3
Specialization Courses (9 Credit hours, select 3 of the following) 
KIN 7536 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function in Exercise3
KIN 7537 Exercise and Environment3
KIN 7550 Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KIN 7505 Sport Nutrition3
Practical Requirement  (6 hours) 
KIN 8900 Independent Research**  OR6
KIN 7538 Practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation**6
Recommended Electives15 Credit Hours
Any KIN course listed as an option to meet the requirements for the MS Degree with a specialization in Exercise Physiology can be used as an elective  if the basic requirements for the degree have been met with other courses. A list of additional courses that are approved as electives is provided below. 
Total Requirement:  including 6 Hours of Research or Practical Experience (Independent Study or Practicum)36 Hours

     

 

Non-Thesis Option 2
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Focus: The design and implementation of exercise programs for patients with chronic disease and disability

 

Required Courses27 Credit Hours
 Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours) 
KIN 7530 Exercise Physiology3
KIN 7533 Exercise Testing in Health and Disease3
KIN 7534 Exercise in Health and Disease3
Kin 7900 Research Methods3
Specialization Courses (9 Credit hours, select 3 of the following) 
KIN 7535 Neuromuscular Aspects of  Exercise3
KIN 7537 Exercise and Environment3
KIN 7550 Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KIN 7505 Sport Nutrition3
Practical Requirement  (6 hours) 
KIN 8900 Independent Research**  OR6
KIN 7538 Practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation**6
Recommended Electives9 Credit Hours
Any KIN course listed as an option to meet the requirements for the MS Degree with a specialization in Exercise Physiology can be used as an elective  if the basic requirements for the degree have been met with other courses. A list of additional courses that are approved as electives is provided below. 
Total Requirement:  including 6 Hours of Research or Practical Experience (Independent Study or Practicum)36 Hours

  

Thesis Option

Focus: Research Experience in Exercise Science

 

Required Courses24 Credit Hours
 Core Requirements (15 Credit Hours) 
KIN  7501 Advanced Research Methods3
KIN 7530 Exercise Physiology3
KIN 7900 Research Methods3
KIN 8000 Thesis6
Specialization Courses (9 Credit hours, select 3 of the following) 
KIN 7535 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise3
KIN 7536 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function in Exercise3
KIN 7537 Exercise and Environment3
KIN 7550 Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KIN 7539 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology3
Recommended Electives6 Credit Hours
Any KIN course listed as an option to meet the requirements for the MS Degree within a specialization in Exercise Physiology can be used as an elective  if the basic requirements for the degree have been met with other courses. A list of additional courses that are approved as electives is provided below. 
Total Requirement (Minimum of 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis)30 Hours

 

 

Recommended Electives6 Credit Hours
ELRC 4600 Counseling for Disabling Conditions3
KIN 4501 Functional Rehabilitation3
KIN 4509 Sports Supplements3
KIN 4519 Cadaver Dissection3
KIN 4525 Human Anatomy and Functional Impairment3
KIN 4526 The Physiology of Endurance Training3
KIN 4605 Habitual and Addictive Drugs3
KIN 7503 Dimensions of Aging3
KIN 4605 Habitual and Addictive Drugs3
KIN 7508 Analysis of Human Movement3
KIN 7510 Motor Learning3
KIN 7515 Theories of Achievement Motivation in Physical Act3
KIN 7528 Sport Psychology3
KIN 7601 Changing Health Behavior3
KIN 7999 Seminar in Selected Topics1-3

Contact for students who have questions or need more information:
 

Dr. Arnold Nelson
Email: anelso@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-3114

 

Program Area Faculty

 

Arnold Nelson
Neil Johannsen
Dennis Landin
Laura Stewart