Our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program equips you with a deep understanding of the human body and how it responds to exercise. You'll be prepared for a career as a health and fitness practitioner, a strength and conditioning specialist, or a clinical physiologist.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
As a graduate student at CMU, you'll work side by side with professors in state-of-the-art clinics and laboratories.
This flexible master's degree program provides you with the choice of two capstone research experiences, a thesis or directed research. Our supportive faculty have extensive research experience and will serve as mentors as you work alongside them in their labs or conduct your own research.
Graduates from the exercise physiology program have also gone on to pursue terminal doctoral degrees in the exercise sciences. Some have used the master's program as a launching point for admission into post-graduate allied health professions such as physician assistant, physical therapist and medical school.
With the exercise physiology master's program, you can:
- Benefit from a versatile curriculum that offers you the chance to pursue several different career paths.
- Apply for graduate teaching in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, and health fitness classes.
- Learn in advanced research facilities such as the Motion Analysis Center (MAC), the Exercise Science Research Lab, the Human Performance Lab, and the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory.
Careers & Outcomes
Exercise physiology professionals enjoy opportunities in many engaging occupations. These may include athletic coaching, corporate wellness, fitness facility director, physical activity director, physical education, sport and recreation camps, and strength and conditioning.
|Health & Wellness Coach
|Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor