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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
9355 113th St N, #7709
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Learn More About the Program

The MSCEP 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.

cost per credit hour
format with 3 residency weekends
1 year
time to completion + 600-hour internship
student uses exercise equipment

Hands-On Experience

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 run stress tests, view ECGs, and learn to identify normal versus abnormal heart rhythms.

Real-World Training

Before you graduate, you’ll complete a 600-hour internship in a cardiac 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.

Hands-on Experience

Graduate Assistantship

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Master’s program offers a unique in-person Graduate Assistant (GA) position. The GA supports LVC’s undergraduate Exercise Science program. Applicants must hold an undergraduate/graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 CGPA in exercise science or related field and be fully accepted in the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology program. Selection preference will be given to individuals holding ACSM EP or equivalent certifications.

Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor

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.

In Their Words

The support from my professors and classmates is incomparable. They all offer their free time to do Zoom calls and answer emails as soon as possible, to answer any questions I may have.
Alexandra Sukley M’22, Physical Therapy Aide, Madden Physical Therapy
Our program prepares majors for diverse allied health industry positions. Our faculty create an active learning environment to encourage students to be engaged, intuitive, and respected fitness and exercise-based health professionals.
Dr. Claudia Gaszi, Chair, Exercise Science, Associate Professor of Physcal Therapy

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