Freed-Hardeman University plans to offer a Master of Science in exercise science and rehabilitation beginning Fall 2021, pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The degree will be offered as a stand alone Master of Science or it may be completed in conjunction with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. The dual degree will allow students to complete the undergraduate coursework for a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology degree and a Master of Science in exercise science and rehabilitation in a 4 + 1 format.
The degree will be totally online, providing flexibility for students already in the work force and ease of scheduling for those taking the dual degree option. The degree will benefit students who wish to apply to professional programs in physical and occupational therapy, a master’s program in athletic training, as well as those who wish to continue their studies in exercise and human performance, according to Dr. Jana Meninno, program coordinator. The 33-hour program includes a practicum or a capstone project.
Applications are currently being taken for the Fall 2021 class. Additional information is available at www.fhu.edu/academics/graduate/graduate-exercise-science.