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Master of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Dual B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Take advantage of this unique dual program and unlock your potential by embracing an education designed to help you advance your understanding in exercise, human performance, and rehabilitation through the B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation program at Freed-Hardeman University.

Graduate Studies:

College of Arts & Sciences

Department Chair Name:

Jana Meninno
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Program Director:

Jana Meninno
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Learning at FHU

Why should you pursue the B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at FHU?

This program will provide you with a deep understanding of physiological, biomechanical and the psychological aspects of exercise, as well as the principles of rehabilitation. Additionally, this unique program will enable students to graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at the same time!

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Ready to Apply?

All current and new students applying for a Master’s or Doctorate program will use the online application process. 

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Careers for B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

The future is exciting for those pursuing this dual B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. This program has been intentionally designed to advance a student’s understanding in exercise and human performance and expedite the process of earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time. At FHU, students gain access to terminally degreed faculty who are experts in their fields and who develop a framework for what it means to be a Christian leader in the health science world.

This program is perfect for those looking to bolster their application to Physical Therapy schools as well as those looking to become athletic coaches, work in gym settings, and more!

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See how this dual program at FHU can prepare you to make a lasting impact on your career, your company, and your community.

4+1 Program Prerequisites
  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements:
  • Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra or higher
  • Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to PSY 210 – General Psychology
  • Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to BIO 211 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Professional Support Courses:

BIO 212 

Human Anatomy and Physiology II                                                    

4 Hours 

KIN 120 

Foundations of Kinesiology 


BIO 115

Medical Terminology


M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Requirements 33 Hours

Core Courses: 21 Hours
EXS 501: Principles of Healthcare and Rehabilitation                                        3 Hours
EXS 502: Human Functional Anatomy 3
EXS 503: Applied Biomechanics 3
EXS 504: Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 505: Nutrition in Exercise 3
Choose a minimum of three (3) additional hours from the following:
EXS 506: Research Methods                                                                              3 Hours

Other Research courses to be determined

Choose a minimum of three (3) additional hours from the following:
EXS 507: Psychology of Exercise                                                                      3 Hours
EDU 503: Developmental Psychology 3

Other Psychology courses to be determined

Elective Courses (Must take 9 of 12 credit hours)
EXS 601: Exercise Prescription for Special Populations                                    3 Hours
EXS 602: Active and Passive Rehab. of Mus. Conditions 3
EXS 603: Theory and Practice of Strength and Conditioning 3
HAD 530: U.S. Healthcare Business 3
Clinical Practicum/Capstone Project (Must complete 3 of 6 credit hours)
EXS 604: Clinical Practicum                                                                               3 Hours
EXS 605: Capstone Project  

Admission Requirements for the B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Program

Admission to this program requires:

  • 60 total completed credit hours to apply
  • 90 total completed credit hours to be admitted
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • Two letters of recommendation assessing the applicant’s academic potential, character, and maturity
  • A completed application

Frequently Asked Questions About FHU’s B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Program

Why should I pursue this unique program?

Our B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation program will allow you to graduate with both your bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time. This is a great application booster for students seeking to continue their education at a professional school and pursue careers as physical therapists, medical doctors, and more.

Will I be required to visit campus for classes?

For this program, yes. Your undergraduate coursework will be in a traditional, on-campus format. All of your graduate level coursework, however, will be offered in a 100% online format.

How long will it take me to complete the B.S./M.S. in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation?

The answer to this question depends on how many undergraduate credit hours you already have. Some graduating high school seniors have participated in dual-enrollment courses and are starting their traditional college career with a number of credits. If a student begins this program without any dual-enrollment credit hours, he/she can complete both programs in 5 years.

Are scholarships available for this program?

Yes! Students may apply their undergraduate scholarships to this program. Not only does this program expedite the process, it also makes it more affordable!

Questions about the application process?

Have more questions about applying for a graduate or doctorate program? If you’d like to discuss anything further, submit an inquiry or schedule a visit and we’ll have someone from the Office of Graduate Studies contact you.