The Exercise and Wellness Program at Arizona State University is committed to preparing outstanding scholars and professionals in the areas of health promotion and physical activity as well as fitness and conditioning. The Exercise and Wellness Program offers the only Master of Science degree program in Arizona specifically designed to prepare students for such careers. The Master's Degree Program in Exercise and Wellness offers unique opportunities for those interested in becoming scholarly professionals and contributors to public health through the delivery of effective exercise and wellness programs to all segments of society.
A minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of graduate courses are required to complete the MS degree. All students are required to complete 12 credits of core coursework. Students may focus their plan of study in one of two areas: health promotion and physical activity or fitness and conditioning. Students pursuing a thesis option must complete 12 credit hours within one of these focus areas and 6 hours of thesis. Students pursuing the non-thesis option must complete 18 credit hours in one of these focus areas and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. Admission decisions are based on the compatibility of the applicant’s research interests and career goals with the purpose of the degree program, previous academic training and GPA, GRE scores, and recommendations.