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Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Benedictine University's Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (MS CEP) program now offers degree completion in 15 months on a full-time basis. The MS CEP program is designed in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine for certification as a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP). Exercise physiologists employed in the field teach clinical coursework to better prepare students for the expectations of professional practice. Through this coursework students develop the skills & qualifications to work in the prevention of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Students improve decision-making skills, learn to critically analyze the literature & demonstrate the ability to safely assess physiological performance of patients. The program’s curriculum also includes two internships for students to acquire 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience and training in the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced problems related to chronic diseases.

Master of Science in Integrative Physiology

Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology (M.S.I.P.) program is a one year graduate degree program with a full-time curriculum designed for graduates of bachelor’s program in Biology and other related sciences. The program serves students who want to deepen their understanding of physiology and explore various areas of biology by providing a one-year, rigorous course of study culminating in a Master’s degree. It is aimed to provide valuable and marketable experience to students who are taking a “gap” year after graduation. The program also serves students interested in applying to doctoral programs in biomedical research. Students with diverse interests are encourages to apply and will be provided with the right tools and a meaningful path to succeed in their future endeavors.

Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology

This program provides fundamental learning and experiences in molecular and cellular biology. The curriculum covers theory and applications, common techniques, and is supported by hands-on lab experiences. Critical analyses of literature in the field and experiences with scientific writing are woven throughout the curriculum.

Master of Science in Nursing - Online

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) online program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders in an evolving health care industry, all in as little as two years. Benedictine's M.S.N. online curriculum aligns with the education standards specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which emphasize organizational and system-based leadership, healthcare technologies, advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and cultural awareness.

Master in Nutrition and Dietetics

In our dynamic health care environment, it is essential for dietetics practitioners to develop skills for fostering improved health outcomes. Designed for those who want to help others and make a positive difference in their communities, the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program at Benedictine University develops one’s knowledge and skills on health-promotion and therapeutic and concerns. The non-thesis research component is applied, fostering development of skills in evaluating the outcomes of descriptive survey research. Learning at Benedictine University combines instructional expertise with individual initiative, creativity, research and field experience so that the adult learner will find the educational experience a stepping stone to professional success. In addition to professional preparation, the program also provides an excellent educational background for those who wish to pursue further study at the doctorate level.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with Dietetic Internship

The Benedictine University Dietetic Internship program provides interns with more than 40 weeks of practical experience. This is the second step in the credentialing process to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the intern will be a competent entry-level dietitian, eligible to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and able to take the Registered Examination for credentialing as an RDN.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness

In our dynamic health care environment, it is essential for health practitioners to develop skills for fostering improved health outcomes. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness program at Benedictine University provides a powerful foundation in nutrition science and wellness knowledge and applications. This degree serves as a portal to careers in health promotion and risk reduction, and community education. Learning at Benedictine University combines instructional expertise with individual initiative, creativity, and applications so that the adult learner will find the educational experience a stepping stone to professional success.

Master of Public Health

The master of public health degree is the most universally recognized credential for professionals in population health. The multidisciplinary curriculum offers a broad set of skills that can be applied in a variety of settings. Health systems are much more than illness treatment. There is an increasing need for basic management skills to organize integrated systems; research skills to find new solutions to health problems; communication and leadership skills to prevent illness and injury.  Public and private agencies need health professionals who can produce a significant impact on health outcomes at the community and population level. Clinicians with MPH training learn to integrate prevention into their practices and understand how the delivery system works.

Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Associate Dean
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(630) 829-6084

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Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
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Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
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Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
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(630) 829-1933