Clinical Exercise Physiology
The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology’s Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in preventive and rehabilitative practices for patients with cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases as well as apparently healthy and low risk populations. The master’s degree will also help students prepare for the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) certified clinical exercise physiologist certification, which focuses on cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.
The program is small and personal. These experiences will culminate in a portfolio that will showcase the students’ knowledge and expertise in clinical exercise physiology. The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology has state of the art exercise stress testing, body composition, lipid/glucose monitoring, bicycle ergometry and metabolic assessment equipment and highly trained faculty to support the Clinical Exercise Physiology Masters program.
Our classes provide the foundation for advanced study and the fundamental clinical knowledge that students will use professionally, regardless of future job title or function. This program offers core requirements are composed of 3 credits that must be completed by all students. The Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration is designed to be a 12-month, non-thesis professional degree program. Students wishing to pursue research careers or doctoral degrees should choose to complete the thesis requirement in Exercise Physiology. Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology will have maintained a B average in the following courses: Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology,12 Lead ECG Interpretation; Administration & Organization of Cardiopulmonary & Wellness Programs; Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Primary Preventive Medicine Strategies; comprehensives, competencies portfolio, and a reoccurring internship.
Admission to the graduate program is competitive. Those who meet stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet all of those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer appropriate strengths. Applicants must submit all of the following items directly to the University Office of Graduate Studies using the online admission process before admission can be considered. All students will be expected to be sufficiently conversant in English and knowledgeable in the written word to convey clear, logical and complex written expressions. Knowledge of mathematics and statistics is expected. Students admitted to Clinical Exercise Physiology may be admitted into one of two categories: regular status (students who meet all entrance requirements) or provisional status (students who lack one or more prerequisites). All provisional requirements must be met within the deadline given before regular status can be granted.
NOTE: This is the only Exercise Science concentration with SUMMER admission.
December 15: Scholarship consideration
March 1: Final deadline to apply
✓ Completed graduate application
✓ Bachelors, Masters or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university
✓ Official GRE test scores
✓ Official TOEFL, IELTS test scores, if applicable
✓ Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher
✓ Personal statement of goals, research/curriculum interests; and professional objectives
✓ Current resume
✓ Three letters of recommendation