Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, B.S. to M.S. 4+1 Program


Dr. Daniel Goble 
Associate Professor and Director 

Lisa Staudt 
Office Assistant 

This 4+1 program is a combined bachelor/master degree plan that provides high-achieving students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently.  Participants can graduate with an M.S. in Exercise Science in approximately one calendar year after completing a B.S. in Exercise Science.  Students in the program complete 12 graduate level credits at the undergraduate tuition rates.  Students who have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and have earned a 3.0 or above GPA in each of the 12-credits of graduate courses will be reclassified as a graduate student through the Graduate School.

Requirements for the B.S. to M.S. of Exercise Science (EXS) 4+1 Dual Degree Plan

If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.2, has at least junior standing, and has completed half of the department credits required for the major the student may apply to the B.S. to M.S. in EXS 4+1 program through the graduate school. Qualified applicants will be given a delayed admission to the EXS program. (Full, formal admission will not take place until the student successfully completes his or her undergraduate degree).

A student accepted into the 4+1 program continues his or her undergraduate degree with the substitution of 4 graduate courses.

If a 4+1 program student has successfully graduated with a B.S. degree and an overall GPA of 3.0, he or she is fully admitted to the M.S. in EXS program.

*See graduate catalog for additional requirements for the 4+1 program.

Students seeking the B.S. to M.S. of EXS 4+1 dual degree plan must complete a minimum of 123 credits to earn the B.S. and an additional 20 graduate credits to earn the M.S. See requirements below:

1. Meet the university general education requirements (See General Education Requirements). Note that several foundational courses satisfy general education requirements and Exercise Science degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”

4. Graduate courses

  • EXS 5010 Advanced Exercise Physiology (4)
  • EXS 5020 Advanced Biomechanics (3)
  • EXS 5030 Diagnostic Testing and Exercise Prescription (3)
  • EXS 5040 Nutrition, Weight Management and Exercise (2)

All university and departmental requirements for each of the B.S. and M.S. degrees must be satisfied to receive both degrees.  The full number of credit hours required for the B.S and M.S. degrees must be completed; this includes the 12-credits of graduate courses completed as an undergraduate and approved to count towards the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.