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Exercise Physiology and Nutrition | Sport and Coaching Science


The Department of Health and Human Development offers a Master of Science degree with an option in exercise and nutrition sciences with two programs of study: 1) exercise physiology and nutrition, and 2) sport and coaching sciences.  The exercise physiology and nutrition program allows students to focus on understanding the determinants of physical activity and energy expenditure, adaptations to exercise that impact human work performance and disease risk, and exercise metabolism and nutrition.  Although not required, a graduate student may earn a verification statement by completing required classes in the MSU dietetics program in order to become a Registered Dietitian. The verification statement is needed in order to apply to an accredited dietetic internship.  The sport and coaching sciences program is designed to meet the need in advanced coaching and sport science abilities at the local, state, national and international levels.  Course work includes knowledge pertinent to coaches of all sports at developmental, competitive, and high performance levels as well as sport administrators in both public and private sectors. 

Depending on the student's goals, undergraduate degree, and course work, additional courses may be added or deleted to supplement the curriculum.

February 15 application deadline; students start fall semester only.


Jim Becker

Jim Becker, PhD

Asst Professor

406 994.6854

338 Culbertson

David Graham, PhD

Asst Professor

406 994-4120

337 Culbertson

Dan Heil

Dan Heil, PhD


406 994.6324

309 Reid

Mary Miles

Mary Miles, PhD


406 994-6678

20 HH

John Seifert

John Seifert, PhD


406 994-7154

11B Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart, EdD


406 994-6315

121A Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center

Dawn Tarabochia

Dawn Tarabochia, PhD, CHES

Team Coordinator; Assoc Professor

406 994-2057

210F Herrick Hall