Master'sExercise Science

A Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science from Wichita State combines quality curriculum, high-tech research facilities and hands-on training in real-world environments. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for high-demand careers, in a wide range of settings, from education and health care to the fitness industry and community-based programs.

Learn how Exercise Science is the right fit for you.

Exercise Science students performing a test in the Human Performance lab.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission to the master’s degree program in exercise science requires:

  • Completion of an accredited undergraduate degree
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 credit hours
  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Get real-world experience in high-tech research lab

In WSU's Human Performance Lab, you'll get to choose your path. As a student researcher, you'll work alongside faculty and be fully supported as you pursue a project or niche that suits your interests.

As you prepare for a career in exercise science, you'll be continuously exposed to research projects, including opportunities to work within local, state and regional companies. Many students who have come before you have gone on to full-time jobs with those very businesses.


The Master of Education (MEd) in exercise science may be earned in one of three ways:

  • Thesis option (34 credit hours)
  • Internship option (36 credit hours)
  • Coursework option (36 credit hours)

The thesis option requires an oral examination. The internship and coursework options require a written comprehensive examination. Internships take place in a wide variety of exercise facilities, health organizations and amateur-and-professional athletic facilities.


An exercise science degree from Wichita State will equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional connections that’ll prepare you for diverse roles. Graduates work as wellness directors, teachers, cardiology technicians, exercise gerontologist, personal trainers and more.

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