Wayne State University

Masters of Exercise and Sport Science


The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) specializing in ESS enables students to develop knowledge and skill in the latest research of sport and fitness activities, apply knowledge about human movement systems from the various subdisciplines to fitness/wellness, and analyze and evaluate human performance of individuals in various age groups and at fitness levels. Competency in these areas prepares the student to remain current in the field, demonstrate the ability to use and produce research results, and to apply these results in practical situations. A M.Ed. degree in ESS will empower the student to function in a variety of professional positions including college/junior college teaching, community service, or entry into a doctoral program.

Program Overview

A total of 30 credits are required and admitted students are assigned to a faculty advisor to design a plan of work that includes a culminating experience.

Admission Requirements

Admission to M.Ed. program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.  In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 3.0 minimum Grade Point Average
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate degree - kinesiology, physical education, or a closely related field or experience is preferred and highly recommended.

For non-kinesiology undergraduate degrees, the following prerequisites or transferrable equivalents, documented with official transcripts, are required and must be completed before submission of an application: 

  • BIO 2870 Anatomy and Physiology (Pre Req: BIO 1510)
  • KIN 3570 Exercise Physiology I

Plan of Work

Current undergraduate ESS students continuing into the M.Ed. program cannot apply any undergraduate courses as graduate credits.  (Sample Exercise and Sport Science Master's Plan of Work)

WSU Graduate Online Application