Frequently Asked Questions

What is Exercise Science?
Exercise Science is a multifaceted field of study in which movement or physical activity is the intellectual focus. This includes exercise of improvement of health and physical fitness and activities of daily living, work, sport, and play. It involves special population groups such as children and the elderly; persons with disability, injury, or disease; and athletics. Because an interdisciplinary approach is often used to address issues in exercise science, this area of study applies knowledge, methods or inquiry, and principles from:

  • Exercise and sport physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor behavior
  • Measurement/evaluation
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular/cellular biology
  • Psychology
  • Physical fitness
  • Gerontology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Researcher or Research Assistant
  • Physican Assistant
  • Sales Rep for medical products
  • Chiropractor
  • Radiology Tech
  • Business Owners
  • Massage Therapist


What are the requirements for admission into the program?
Admissions to the master's degree program in exercise science requires students to have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a grade point average of at least 2.750 (4.0 system) in the last 60 credit hours of course work including any post-bachelor's graduate work. Students selecting the program in exercise science may be required to take the following prerequisites or their equivalents:


  • CHEM 101(3) Elementary Chemistry
  • BIO 223 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HS 331 (3) Principles of Diet and Nutrition
  • HPS 328 (3) Biomechanics/Kinesiology
  • HPS 490 (3) Exercise Physiology

No, you simply have to meet the admission requirements in terms of GPA and prerequisite coursework.

How much is tutuion?

Tuition and Fees information

How do I apply for Graduate School?

We have a limited number of graduate assistantships. They typically are awarded to our second-year students however any student is welcome tocomplete an application
Graduate School Applications and Forms

Do you offer assistantships?

Teaching Assistant Application Form

What types of jobs are available after I graduate?

  • Physical Therapist
  • Wellness Director
  • Teacher
  • Cardiology Technician
  • Exercise Gerontologist
  • Health Administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Conditioning Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer

With personal health and fitness occupying much of our nations's attention, a graduate degree in exercise science is an excellent way to tap into a plentiful job market whose goal is the promotion of a healthier society through exercise and wellness programs. The study of exercise science can lead to a career in a variety of settings. A survey of recent graduates of WSU's exercise science program revealed an impressive array of career choices including:
You can apply online by visiting the WSU Graduate School web site

To get information on tuition here at WSU Use the link below


Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in exercise science?