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School of Health Sciences

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3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Master of Science in Exercise Science

The Master of Science in Exercise Science program in the Department of Human Movement Science at Oakland University offers a unique multidisciplinary approach, emphasizing deeper understanding of the science of the human body and the key role for exercise in health maintenance, disease prevention, and the improvement of physical performance and overall wellness.

Graduates of this program are well prepared to pursue post-graduate degrees and professional certificates in academic (e.g., Ph.D., DSc), clinical (e.g., DPT, DC) and/or professional fields (e.g., ACSM, CHWC, CSCS), and are employed in health/fitness professional, medical exercise specialist, physical rehabilitation, public and corporate health leadership, and academic settings.


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Dr. Daniel Goble
Associate Professor and Director
Exercise Science
1015 Human Health Building
dgoble@oakland.edu

Lisa Staudt
Office Assistant
3068 Human Health Building
lstaudt@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8855

Curriculum
The curriculum addresses health behaviors and the fundamental exercise processes of physiology, biomechanics and motor ability. The program consists of 32 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. Students gain practical internship experience in clinical, public, or commercial settings, and engage in faculty-supervised research as part of their culminating experiences. To request a copy of the Internship Requirement Student Handbook,  please contact Terry Dibble.

For a copy of the degree plan, please email Dr. Goble.
Admission
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Admission Requirements
Applicants for the Master of Science in Exercise Science program should hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above. They should have completed the required prerequisite coursework at the appropriate undergraduate or graduate level.

Applicants who are deficient in no more than 8 credit hours, or have less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA, may be considered for conditional admission status.

Admission Procedure

The applicant must complete the application forms provided by the Graduate School. Two letters of reference from individuals qualified to comment on the applicant's preparation for graduate study and official transcripts of all academic work are also required. Applicants will be considered for September or January admission.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once all application materials have been received, and may take several weeks. Admission is selective, with preference given to applicants judged to be the best qualified to undertake the program of study. 

For more information or to request a program handbook, please contact Dr. Dann Goble, director and coordinator, at dgoble@oakland.edu.

Career Information

Earning a M.S. in Exercise Science can open up new opportunities that enhance your professional life and increase your income potential. The master’s program is excellent preparation for post-graduate clinical programs, such as P.T. and O.T.

Graduate Assistantships

Upon acceptance into the program, there are several opportunities for students to gain professional experience while contributing financially to the successful completion of the M.S. in Exercise Science degree, including a tuition benefit and stipend.

For information regarding eligibility as well as a list of available positions, visit Financial Assistance. Students must apply for graduate assistantships through Handshake, Career Services’ job-search and networking platform for students, alumni and employers.