Graduate Certificate in Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription

Program Description | Admission | Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

This certificate program will provide educational opportunities for exercise science and sport and human performance professionals. The certificate will emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with populations requiring specialized training.  This certificate will benefit personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, exercise scientists working in clinical environment, and anyone interesting in working with athletic or special populations.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
  2. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  3. Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or a related field
  4. Twelve hours of advanced coursework related to the certificate’s emphasis (must be approved by the Sport and Human Performance graduate coordinator)
  5. GRE scores (these may be waived under certain situations)

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription
Requirement Options Hours Required
Specified Courses Choose four from 12
KINE 5372 Youth Fitness
KINE 5390 Exercise Science Lab Practicum
KINE 5394 Critical Populations: Exercise
KINE 5396 Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
Total Hours 12



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