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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Science


 

Department of Human Movement Science
3077 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4041 • Fax (248) 364-8660
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Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Coordinator:
Charles R. C. Marks
3160 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8687
marks@oakland.edu

 

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Science is designed to offer advanced, graduate-level courses in exercise science to individuals wishing to prepare for the rigors of clinical exercise science practice.

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

  1. Graduate Application Requirements  
     
  2. Additional department application requirements
    
  • Applicants should have a background in basic and applied health sciences and a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Exercise Science Supplemental Application Form which includes a goal statement
  • Requirements for recommendations
    The two Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms listed above must be from academics familiar with the student’s abilities (preferred) or from employment supervisors.
  • International applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and arrange for their official GRE scores to be submitted to Oakland University. The institution code for Oakland University is 1497.

It is strongly recommended that applicants have suitable work experience in the field of exercise science.

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for admission with limited standing. Applicants who qualify for this admission status must complete a minimum of 12 credits of graduate-level work, with a GPA of 3.0 or above within the first year of their program, to be advanced to full admission.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Certificate prerequisites

Completion of the following prerequisite coursework is required. Students must have completed the required prerequisite coursework at the appropriate undergraduate or graduate level, prior to beginning coursework for the graduate certificate.

  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Kinesiology (human motion analysis)
  • Statistics
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Four credits of health enhancement (or physical education activity/theory).

While not required, additional coursework in biochemistry, organic chemistry and mathematics through precalculus is recommended.

Certificate requirements


The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Science is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 18 credits in an approved program of study.

Course requirements


A candidate entering the fall or winter semester will spend one full-time academic year to successfully complete the graduate certificate program, which requires completion of the following core courses.

Satisfactory academic progress


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the term used to denote a student’s successful completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to monitor Satisfactory Academic Progress for all financial aid recipients each semester.

Students who fall behind in their coursework, or fail to achieve minimum standards for grade point average and completion of classes, may lose their eligibility for all types of federal, state and university aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional details.

Good academic standing


All graduate students are expected to remain in good academic standing throughout the entire course of their graduate program. To be in good academic standing, a graduate student must make satisfactory progress toward fulfilling degree requirements, including the completion of critical degree milestones as set forth by the academic program. The student must also maintain a minimum semester and overall GPA of 3.0.

Good academic standing is a requirement for:

  • Holding a Graduate Assistantship
  • Receiving a fellowship or scholarship
  • Advancing to candidacy for a graduate degree
  • Going on a leave of absence
  • Obtaining a graduate certificate or degree from Oakland University.

Additionally, graduate students must meet all department academic standards which may be more stringent than the minimum set forth by the University.

Department requirements: Students must maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Credit toward the degree will not be given for courses with grades under 2.5.

Graduate students who are not in good academic standing for any reason are subject to probation and/or dismissal from further graduate study.

Related program information


Plan of study

All accepted applicants, in consultation with their assigned faculty program adviser, must develop a plan of study that details specific courses the students will use to satisfy their degree requirements. The plan of study must be approved by the faculty program adviser and submitted by the student to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning.

Master’s and graduate certificate students must submit a department-approved plan of study by the end of their first semester of graduate coursework. Doctoral students must submit an approved plan of study prior to completion of the first year of coursework. (See the Graduate Student Responsibility  section of this catalog.)

Note:  Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate degree. If a substitution is approved, the minimum number of program-approved graduate credits will be required. A Petition of Exception - OU Course Waiver/ Substitution requesting the substitution must be approved.