Major: Health Science
Concentration: Exercise Sc. & Chronic Disease
Degree: Master of Science in Health
The requirements listed below are prerequisites for the Master of Science in Health (MSH)- Health Science major with Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (ESCD). The course numbers listed below are ones offered at the University of North Florida. Any substitutions to these requirements are made at the time of evaluation for admission into the MSH.
  • BSC2085c - Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
  • BSC2086c - Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
  • CHM2045/2045L - General Chemistry I with lab
  • STA2014 - Elementary Statistics
Core Requirements (24 credits)
APK6336 PA Epidemiology & Evid Review (3 Credits)
APK6116C Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques (4 Credits)
PHC6050 Public Health Biostats I (3 Credits)
APK6111C Medical Exercise Physiology (4 Credits)
APK6107C Cardiovas Ex Phys and ECG (4 Credits)
APK6057 Research Methods in PA (3 Credits)
PHC6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 Credits)
Internships (6 credits)
Either a six credit internship, project, or thesis is required. Students must declare a thesis or non-thesis option upon acceptance into the program.
INTERN/PRO Internship/Project option
  • APK6942 - Internship or Project in ESCD
THESIS Thesis option
  • APK6972 - Thesis in ESCD
Major Electives (9 credits)
Select Physical Activity Epidemiology focus or Exercise Physiology focus.
Students may select to take any combination of the major electives to meet the 39 credit hour program requirement. Other graduate level courses may be taken towards the major electives with approval of the MSH program director.
PA EPI Physical Activity Epi focus
  • HSC6509 Nutrition Epidemiology
  • EDA6930 Grant Development and Project Design
  • HSC6906 Independent Study and Research
  • APK6056 Special Topics in Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • PHI5605 Ethics
EX PHYS Exercise Physiology focus
  • NGR7154 Advanced Bioscience
  • HUN6522 Advanced Public Health Nutrition
  • HUN6123 Sociocultural Influences on Nutrition
  • APK5332 Pharmacology for Chronic Diseases