Graduate Programs

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Clinical Exercise Physiology: M.S.


The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology’s master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge 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. Clinical exercise physiologists act as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team that develops exercise recommendations, administers diagnostic tests and provides guidance that promotes healthy lifestyles.

The program is small and personal with student experiences culminating in a portfolio that showcases the students’ knowledge and expertise in clinical exercise physiology. The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology has state-of-the-art exercise stress testing, body composition, lipid/glucose monitoring, bicycle ergometry and metabolic assessment equipment and highly trained faculty to support the master of science in clinical exercise physiology.



Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline: December 15

Final Application Deadline: May 1

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

Students are required to cover the costs of transportation to and from their clinical internship sites while enrolled in the program.