Exercise Physiology Program Description

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Overview

This 33 to 36-credit hour program leads to a Master of Science degree with a concentration in exercise physiology. Students in this program receive specialized preparation in exercise physiology including required course work in advanced exercise physiology topics, physiological testing, exercise prescription and exercise-based research. Students may select either the thesis or non-thesis track and will have elective options in the areas of clinical exercise physiology, applied exercise physiology, nutrition, biology and graduate psychology. This program is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of workplaces related to clinical, sport, research, fitness or health and wellness industries, or to pursue a doctoral degree in a related field.