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Clinical Exercise Physiology

Physiology of Exercise

Are you a student of exercise and sport science and ready to continue your studies in a master’s degree program? Or are you a professional in the field of physiology and looking to advance your career and broaden your employment opportunities? Our 38-credit-hour, full-time, campus-based, three-semester-long Physiology of Exercise track may be right for you.

Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Physiology of Exercise graduate degree will prepare you for a broad range of job opportunities and career paths within the field of exercise physiology, and is a great path for students who may pursue a range of job opportunities upon graduation, and want to keep employment options broad. This degree provides you with similar options to the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP), but in addition to preparing you for CEP certification, it affords a stronger emphasis on research. 

You'll learn from highly-trained medical professionals with a combined 90 years of experience in the field, on a campus located just 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, with access to a full range of entertainment, services, and career opportunities.

What will you study?

This M.S. in Physiology of Exercise is designed to make it possible to complete over the span of three semesters. As such, it presumes that entering students already have a thorough grounding in chemistry and human physiology. The M.S. in Physiology of Exercise is designed to run in two forms:

  1. as a stand-alone M.S. program or
  2. as a 4+1 via earning a Bachelor of Science from Marian University

Career Benefits

Join your peers as you earn your master’s degree and become more equipped to enter the quickly growing industry of exercise physiology. You will prepare to be a physiologist, practicing scientist, or to work directly with athletes, using Marian University’s science-based curriculum that is equipped with the theory and skill sets necessary to excel as an exercise physiology professional.

The average exercise physiologist with a master’s degree earns about 11 percent more than their colleague without one, according to Labor Insights by Burning Glass. Program faculty are available to offer career counseling, offer support as mentors, and all students are welcome to participate in faculty-led research. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects exercise physiologists to experience nine percent job growth over the next 10 years.

When do classes start?

SemesterApplication DeadlineFile Completion DeadlineSemester Start
Fall 2024July 15, 2024August 1, 2024August 19, 2024


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