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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science - Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration (MS)

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The Master of Science with a major in Exercise Science requires 24 credits of coursework at the 600 or 800 level, and 6 credits of thesis. The 24 credits of coursework are specified in the individual planned programs of study, and must include 15-18 credits of coursework in courses within Exercise Science, and 6-9 credits of coursework in cognate areas as specified by the requirements for each concentration. A total of 30 credits is required to complete the degree.

Concentration: Clinical Exercise Physiology

The concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of and hands-on experiences in preventive and rehabilitative practices for patients with cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases as well as apparently healthy and low risk populations. Clinicians will act as a part of a health care team that develops exercise recommendations, administers dignostic tests, and provides guidance that promotes healthy lifestyles. The concentration will also help students prepare for the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) clinical exercise physiology registry examination (RCEP) and/or the ACSM’s clinical exercise specialist certification, which focuses on cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. This program offers core requirements that must be completed by all students. The Clinical Exercise Physiologist Specialization is designed to be a 12 month, non-thesis program.

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