Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science, Master of Science

The M.S. in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science is where the programs within the department bridge most. Applicants to the program leading to a degree in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science usually have an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics or an exercise-related field. Individuals with other backgrounds are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they will need at least one year of anatomy and physiology (minimum six credits) and one chemistry course (minimum three credits) and one exercise physiology course (minimum three credits). These courses may be completed at Marywood during the first year of graduate coursework. GREs are required for admission into the program. The M.S. in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science is a 36-credit program requiring 21 credits in core nutrition and exercise science courses, nine credits in the research sequence, and six credits of electives. In addition to the required courses, the candidate must successfully complete and defend an original research project. Students, after consultation with the chairperson, will select a member of the Nutrition or Athletic Training/Exercise Science faculty as a mentor. The mentor and two other committee members will work with the candidate on an individual basis throughout the research project. A non-thesis option is also available.

Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science Program of Study (36 semester hours)

Core Courses (21 semester hours)

SNES 502Exercise Testing and Nutritional?Assessment

3

Or

ND 502Exercise Testing and Nutritional?Assessment

3

 

SNES 510Biomechanics

3

Or

ND 510Biomechanics

3

 

SNES 549Sports Nutrition

3

Or

ND 549Sports Nutrition

3

 

SNES 574Exercise Physiology

3

Or

ND 574Exercise Physiology

3

 

SNES 578Sports Supplements

3

Or

ND 578Sports Supplement

3

 

SNES 581The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol

3

Or

ND 581The Energy Nutrients and Alcohol

3

 

SNES 582Advanced Nutrition Vitamins and Minerals

3

Or

ND 582Advanced Nutrition Vitamins and Minerals

3

SNES 502, ND 502, SNES 574 and ND 574: with lab

Research Sequence (9 semester hours)

SNES 590Research Methodology

3

Or

ND 590Research Methodology

3

 

SNES 591Statistical Analysis

3

Or

ND 591Statistical Analysis

3

 

SNES 595AResearch Thesis

1

Or

ND 595AResearch Thesis

1

 

SNES 595BResearch Thesis

1

Or

ND 595BResearch Thesis

1

 

SNES 595CResearch Thesis

1

Or

ND 595CResearch Thesis

1

Non-Thesis

SNES 596Capstone Experience

3

SNES 596: replaces 595A, B, C

Electives (6 semester hours)

SNES 503Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Exerc

3

Or

ND 503Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition &?Exercise

3

 

SNES 509Principles of Strength & Conditioning

3

Or

ND 509Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3

 

SNES 513Exercise and Aging

3

Or

ND 513Exercise and Aging

3

 

SNES 523Immunology, Exercise & Nutrition

3

Or

ND 523Immunology, Exercise & Nutrition

3

 

SNES 525Clinical Nutrition: Pharmacology and?Fluid-Electrolyte Balance

3

Or

ND 525Clin Nutr: Fluid Elec Bal/Pharmacology?Balance & Pharmacology

3

 

SNES 575Nutrition & Exercise for Weight?Management

3

Or

ND 575Nutrition & Exercise for Weight?Management

3

These courses are examples of electives that might be available during a student’s program. Students cannot be guaranteed that a particular elective course will be available. Electives are offered on an approximately three-year rotation.

Additional courses may be selected from graduate courses offered in Nutrition, Athletic Training/Exercise Science, or other departments with permission of the advisor.