Exercise Physiology

San Diego State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
9154 USD/year
9154 USD/year
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The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (as well as a concurrent graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in nutritional science and M.S. degree in exercise physiology).



The Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University has strong theoretical and practical components that provide a basis for students who anticipate employment in the field of rehabilitative and/or preventive exercise, as well as for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in exercise science.

The faculty includes researchers who are professionally active in areas of study such as thermoregulation, nutrition and metabolism, exercise and aging, cardiac and metabolic pathophysiology, and environmental physiology. The school provides the students an opportunity to gain exercise-related experience under the close supervision of faculty. Graduate students learn pragmatic skills, such as physiological testing, exercise training, and participant education in the field of preventive and clinical exercise programming.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 
  • Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
  • Physiological Chemistry of Exercise
  • Seminar in Advanced Physiology of Exercise 
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory 
  • Exercise Specialist Internship
  • Concepts in Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology 
  • Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Cal State Apply Application
  • Create an SDSU WebPortal Account
  • Submit Official Transcripts and Diploma/Degree Certificate
  • Submit Official Test Scores
  • Submit Program Specific Documents
  • Applicants who have earned a three-year baccalaureate degree from an international institution, may be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9154 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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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Exercise Physiology
San Diego State University


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