Jan 17, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Physiology of Exercise - Research


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The Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise (M.S.P.Ex.) is a degree program that allows specialization in two different concentration areas: Physiology of Exercise–Research, and Physiology of Exercise–Clinical.

Eligibility to Apply

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for unconditional admission to the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences graduate program in physiology of exercise:

    1. Earned bachelor’s degree in physical education, sport sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university.
    2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    3. Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted for summer or fall. Typically, all applications for both admission and financial aid for the next academic year must be received by March 1. International students must apply by February 1.

All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency by submission of official TOEFL (550 minimum paper-based test/213 computer-based test) or IELTS score (7.0 overall average). Tests older than two years are not accepted. See elsewhere in this catalog for exemptions and more details regarding English proficiency requirements.

Note: you must request official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student-supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593.

When you submit an ONLINE APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-3 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Studies, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. Copy of Application Submission page or the application transaction (order) ID.
  2. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Office of Graduate Studies on your behalf.
  3. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

    In envelope #2 put items 4-6. Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences; Grover Center E160; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Office of Graduate Studies (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
  5. A two-page typed biography that includes information about your background and experience and how they relate to your future career goals.
  6. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.

NOTE: If submitting an online application, do not submit a paper copy of the application for the same term/degree program.

When you submit a PAPER APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-7 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate Studies, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

  1. One completed, signed application (Form 1).
  2. One completed, signed In-State Tuition Rates Form (Form 2).
  3. One completed, signed Background Information & References Form (Form 3).
  4. Non-refundable application fee (check, cash or money order) payable to Ohio University.
  5. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Office of Graduate Studies on your behalf.
  6. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.
  7. International applicants who need a certificate of eligibility, include one completed, signed Financial Affidavit of Support (Form 4).

    In envelope #2 put items 8-10. Mail this envelope to: Graduate Coordinator, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences; Grover Center E160; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701
  8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation. At least one of your references must be an individual who can attest to your qualifications in your chosen field and one from an academic faculty member who can support your ability to produce successful academic work at the graduate level. These letters are to be on the form available through the Office of Graduate Studies (www.ohio.edu/graduate). Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
  9. A two-page typed biography that includes information about your background and experience and how they relate to your future career goals.
  10. A resume, including your educational background and professional work experience.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Ohio University. They will not be returned or forwarded to another agency or college/university.

Information regarding graduate assistantships can be found on the school’s web site, www.ohiou.edu/rsps.

Program Requirements


All Physiology Exercise degree candidates must complete the following core courses:

Research Concentration


The research specialization is a two-year program that requires the completion of a master’s thesis. This concentration requires the completion of 47 quarter hours of coursework, which includes six hours dedicated to the completion of the thesis. This program is designed to prepare students to work in an academic or research environment. A strong background in biological sciences, including organic chemistry, physics, calculus, human anatomy, physiology and exercise physiology is recommended.

In addition to the courses required in the common core, the following courses are also required:

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