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2020-2021 Catalog
Health Science: Exercise Sc. & Chronic Disease (Master of Science in Health)

Program Description for Health Science

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 (30 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)

APK6176 Adv Concepts Strength Training (3 Credits)

HLP5001 Health Fitness Management (3 Credits)

APK6127C Human Physiological Assessment (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)

Students may select to take any combination of the major electives to meet the 45 credit hour program requirement. Other graduate level courses may be taken towards the major electives with approval of the MSH program director.

SELECT 3 major electives

  • APK5332 Pharmacology for Chronic Diseases (3 credits)
  • APK6900 Independent Study in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (3 credits)
  • APK6135 Periodization (3 credits)
  • APK6056 Special Topics in Physical Activity Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • EDA6930 Grant Development and Project Design (3 credits)
  • HSC6509 Nutrition Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PHC6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • HUN6123 Sociocultural Influences on Nutrition(3 credits)
  • HUN6522 Adv. Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NGR7154 Advanced Bioscience (3 credits)
  • PHI5605 Ethics (3 credits)