M.S. in Exercise Science

The Master's program in Exercise Science provides students with an understanding of how exercise and physical activity/inactivity affect various physiological systems, giving special attention to the role of exercise in human health.

Students can focus on either the internship or research track, which share a common curriculum but contain 6 credits of electives where students can focus on research toward a formal thesis or master's paper, or an internship experience.

Our graduate faculty are composed of leading scholars in a variety of specialties, and we have earned a reputation for excellence in every facet of academic enterprise: teaching, grant-funded research, publication, and active involvement in professional and community service projects.

Our graduates are in demand wherever exercise physiology is practiced: corporate fitness programs, government health initiatives, clinical facilities (including cardiac rehabilitation units), hospital-based programs, research institutions, teaching colleges, and research universities. The master’s program provides the theoretical background and practical experience needed for students pursuing national certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Program Contact

Donna Fecteau

Melissa Tobin, Program Coordinator

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