Masters of Exercise and Sport Science

The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.


The specialization in the Kinesiology Master of Education degree is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, sport psychology, and motor control/development/learning, and measurement and evaluation, as well as college/junior college teaching, community service, or entry into a doctoral program.

Exercise scientists tend to specialize in a variety of career fields, please see the following list:

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:

  • GPA Undergraduate 3.0 or higher for regular admission
  • GPA Undergraduate 2.8 - 2.99 qualified admission

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