Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology
Help patients with complex medical conditions build fitness and regain their quality of life. As a student in LVC's Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology program, you'll build the skills to help children and adults overcome cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular, and other challenges.
Next start date: August 28, 2023
The Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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LVC’s CAAHEP-accredited clinical exercise physiology program will prepare you for American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) certification, a designation that opens doors. Take seven-week, accelerated online classes and complete three residency weekends.
Three Weekends, Lifelong Skills
For three intensive on-campus weekends, you’ll immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art Lewis Human Performance and Exercise Physiology labs, located in the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. While there, you’ll perform client assessments, run stress tests, learn to identify normal vs abnormal heart rhythms, and develop comprehensive rehab programs.
Before you graduate, you’ll complete a 600-hour internship in a cardiopulmonary or rehabilitation exercise program for special populations. Our faculty and career coaches can connect you with one of several regional health care networks or research institutions that meets your career goals.
More insurers are requiring advanced degrees for those working with patients and clients in fitness, wellness and rehabilitation programs. As a result, demand for master’s-trained, certified exercise physiologists is rising.
Cancer Rehabilitation Clinics
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinics
Newly accepted post-baccalaureate students in clinical exercise physiology are eligible to apply for competitive Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor (GA Lab Instructor) positions. Students selected for these positions will be assigned instruction and lab room responsibilities for an undergraduate exercise science course on LVC’s campus. GA Lab Instructors work closely with the primary lecture course instructor for the course duration. The salary is $2,500 per undergraduate lab course.