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M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
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This Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc program from Arizona State University is a preparation for a career as a clinical exercise physiologist, someone who usually works in concert with medical professionals to guide exercise and rehabilitation programs for at-risk clients and clients with chronic diseases.

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The American College of Sports Medicine is the national association responsible for establishing guidelines and recommendations for exercise testing, prescription and evaluation of research for both healthy populations and those with chronic disease. 

The ACSM certification is deemed the organization's most prestigious credential for clinical professionals with a master's degree working with clients who are under the care of a physician for cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases as well as orthopedic or musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and neoplastic immunological or hematological diseases. The Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc program is offered Arizona State University .

Career Opportunities

Clinical exercise physiology, in which exercise is used to help clients manage or reduce their risk of chronic disease, is a relatively new career field. It is an exciting and growing profession in the health care realm that has recently been organized on the national level, recognized by the federal government and defined as an occupation. The unique and vital profession will grow as certifications and licensures support the value of clinical exercise physiology.

Career opportunities are available in:

  • hospital-based research facilities
  • hospitals
  • outpatient clinics
  • physician offices
  • university laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Statistics
  • Physiological Aspects of Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Functional Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Older Adults
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology
  • Management and Treatment of Chronic Disease for the Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • ECG Interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • letter of intent
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

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


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