The Sport Nutrition track in the Sport and Exericse Science MS program prepares students to advance their knowledge in nutritional aspects of sports performance and nutritional intervention.
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Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
Required Courses—15 Credit Hours
- EDF 6481 Fundamentals of Graduate Research in Education (3 credit hours)
- PET 5355 Exercise and Health (3 credit hours)
- PET 6376 Sport Nutrition (3 credit hours)
- PET 6363 Dietary and Nutritional Supplementation for Athletic Performance (3 credit hours)
- PET 6366 Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control (3 credit hours)
Elective Courses—15-18 Credit Hours
Students that select the thesis option must take 15 credit hours in electives. Students that select the nonthesis option must take 18 credit hours in electives. All electives are selected in conjunction with the student's graduate adviser or the graduate coordinator. Students can choose from the following courses.
- EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data (3 credit hours)
- PET 6357C Environmental Perturbation and Human Performance (3 credit hours)
- PET 6388 Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credit hours)
- PET 6389 Physiological Aspects of Sport and Training (3 credit hours)
- PET 6395 Program Design in Strength and Conditioning (3 credit hours)
- PET 6515 Assessment and Evaluation in Sport and Exercise Science (3 credit hours)
- PET 6521 Exercise Physiology Instrumentation (3 credit hours)
- PET 6690 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (3 credit hours)
- PET 7387 Exercise Endocrinology (3 credit hours)
- PET 7535 Research and Experimental Design in Exercise Physiology (3 credit hours)
Thesis Option—6 Credit Hours
Students selecting the thesis option will take EDF 6401 Statistics for Educational Data and enroll in thesis hours.
- PET 6971 Thesis (6 credit hours)
Nonthesis Option—3 Credit Hours
Students select one of the following courses.
- PET 6910 Problem Analysis (3 credit hours)
- PET 6946 Practicum, Clinical Practice (3 credit hours)
INDEPENDENT LEARNINGPET 6910 requires a research study, the independent learning experience for the program.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicant to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Goal Statement.
- Résumé / vita reflecting relevant experience.
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Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.