Program Description


The Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science is designed to accommodate a broad range of student interests and professional goals who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of Exercise Science. The 30-hour program includes a required 18-hour core with the remaining 12 hours consisting of elective courses designed to meet the professional goals and needs of each individual student. Students can choose between a thesis or non-thesis option, with the thesis option for students who have the ability and desire to pursue an individualized research topic within the field of Exercise Science.   

Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to personally interact with program faculty in the classroom and laboratory. The Exercise Science “Human Performance Laboratory” is equipped with state of the art equipment such including the Moxus Modular VO2 System (AEI Technologies), True-One 2410 Metabolic Measurement System (ParvoMedic), Bod Pod (COSMED Inc.), Excalibur Sport Anaerobic Power System (LODEBV), Ergomedic 894E Peak Bike (Monark), Quinton Q4500 Stress Test System, 12-lead Electrocardiograph, and numerous other equipment.

About Columbus State University

Columbus State University (CSU) offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, CSU thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,200 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Since 1958, CSU has educated students who have gone on to become leaders at the local, state and national level. Currently, the university offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees. Columbus State has also cultivated a reputation for extending its commitment to learning into the community, especially with the development of its RiverPark campus in downtown - "Uptown" to locals - Columbus, Georgia.