Exercise Science, M.S. - Clinical Exercise Physiology

The M.S. in Exercise Science - Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration prepares graduates for a career as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in a clinical or research setting. Students are prepared to work with a diverse set of populations as a clinical exercise physiologist including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise oncology, and in metabolic disease (e.g. obesity, T2DM) management. The graduate program prepares students through its comprehensive coursework to sit for the ACSM-CEP (ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification), which is required by the majority of clinical positions.

Students complete 31-34 graduate credits to earn this degree. The program includes a thesis and non-thesis option.

For those students who are interested, please contact the MS Exercise Science - coordinator, Dr. Robert Axtell axtellr1@southernct.edu.

Program Information

83% of our graduating Exercise and Sport Science students seek further education from graduate school or other advanced training, or start their career after college in an exercise science-related workplace.

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The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.