University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Integrative Physiology M.S. - Exercise Science

Master of Science - Integrative Physiology - Exercise Science Concentration


Core Course requirements20
Thesis/Internship/Professional Paper/Dissertation6
Total Hours38

Degree Specific Credits: 38

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The Research Option is designed for those students who intend to pursue further graduate studies or careers in scientific or medical research. This option involves a more intensive study of laboratory methods and statistical and research design.  A thesis is required.
  • The Applied Option is intended for those students who plan to pursue professional careers in Exercise or Applied Sciences (corporate/adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning). This option involves additional required course work and an internship.  Coursework is modified to meet student needs.


Core Course Requirements
Complete all of the following courses:
HHP 520Research Methods3
HHP 525Advanced Biomechanics3
HHP 529Advanced Exercise Physiology I3
HHP 530Advanced Exercise Physiology II3
HHP 531Lab Procedures In Exercise Science3
HHP 594Seminar2
A graduate level statistics course3
Option Requirements
Complete one of the following Options:6
Research Option:
Applied Option:
Select one of the following:
and Professional Paper
Written Comprehensive Exam
Elective Course Requirements
Complete the following courses to meet minimum credit requirements:12
Health Aspects of Aging
Topics in Sports Medicine
Clinical Anatomy Laboratory
Performance and Technology in Athletic Training
Pharmacology for Sports Medicine
Principles of Medical Physiology
Program Planning in Community Health
Theories of Health Behaviors and Counseling
Advanced Concepts in Coaching
Case Studies in Performance Psychology
Advanced Electrocardiogram Assessment
Leading Health and Human Performance Organizations
Legal and Ethical Issues Health and Exercise Professions
Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning
ECG Assessment
Exercise Disease & Aging
Exercise Disease & Aging Lab
Nutrition For Sports & Exercise
Social & Behavioral Science in Public Health
Total Hours38

Minimum Required Grade: C