Successful completion of the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology is conferred after passing an academic/competency skill exam offered as a part of Exercise Physiology Lab IV. Students are encouraged to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) certification exam after completion of the program. The recommended course sequence can be modified to the special needs of a student completing prerequisite classes in the first year.


Year One
EXPH 521    (1)    Exercise Physiology Lab I - Fitness Testing
EXPH 560    (3)    Advanced Human Physiology
EXPH 581    (1)    Professional Experiences in Clinical Exercise Physiology
EXPH 582    (1)    Advanced Exercise Physiology I

EXPH 522    (1)    Exercise Physiology Lab II - EKG
EXPH 561    (3)    Pathophysiology and Prevention
EXPH 591    (3)    Exercise Biochemistry and Metabolism

EXPH 623    (2)    Exercise Physiology Lab III - Graded Exercise Testing
EXPH 681    (2)    Behavior Modification and Preventative Complementary Health Care
EXPH 685    (2)    Laboratory Ethics / Laboratory Procedures
Year Two
EXPH 662    (4)    Advanced Exercise Physiology II
EXPH 663    (3)    Exercise Pharmacology
EXPH 690    (2)    Internship

EXPH 664    (3)    Special Populations
EXPH 690    (2)    Internship
NUTR 542    (3)    Applied Nutritional Physiology

EXPH 625    (2)    Exercise Physiology Lab IV - Comprehensive Exam
EXPH 686    (2)    Program Development and Administration
In order to enhance the professional development of students, a degree completion requirement is membership in a professional society related to clinical exercise physiology and/or attendance at a regional or national meeting of one of those societies. A list of recognized societies may be obtained from the Professional Links and Organizations page.



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