M.Sc. On Campus

Kinesiology and Recreation - Exercise Physiology

12 months
838 USD/credit 27654 USD/year
838 USD/credit 27654 USD/year
404 USD/credit 13332 USD/year
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Kinesiology and Recreation - Exercise Physiology students at Illinois State University study these principles and apply them to how people acquire, use, and improve motor skill. Students also learn to use physical activity to educate individuals in health, fitness, and sport settings.


Exercise Physiology studies how the body's structures and functions alter during exercise.

Professionals use exercise physiology principles when training clients to maximize their physical potential.

At the end of the Kinesiology and Recreation - Exercise Physiology program at Illinois State University, students may choose between completing a thesis or independent study.

The Exercise Physiology sequence prepares students to continue on to the doctoral level or enter the field. 

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Research and development
  • Self-employment in the fitness industry
  • Advanced positions in health, fitness, and wellness settings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise & Cardiorespiratory Function

  • Lab Techniques & Conditioning For Performance Enhancement

  • Lifecourse Exercise Physiology

  • Exercise And Body Composition

  • Work Metabolism

  • Research Methodology

  • Contemporary Curriculums In Physical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • You must have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
  • Current resume, outlining your education and work history
  • Statement of career goals
  • Names and email addresses for three references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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