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Exercise Physiology

Central Michigan University

24 months
850 USD/credit 12750 USD/year
850 USD/credit 12750 USD/year
682 USD/credit 10230 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program from Central Michigan University equips you with a deep understanding of the human body and how it responds to exercise. You'll be prepared for a career as a health and fitness practitioner, a strength and conditioning specialist, or a clinical physiologist.


As a graduate student at Central Michigan University, you'll work side by side with professors in state-of-the-art clinics and laboratories.

This flexible master's degree program provides you with the choice of two capstone research experiences, a thesis or directed research. Our supportive faculty have extensive research experience and will serve as mentors as you work alongside them in their labs or conduct your own research.

Graduates from the Exercise Physiology program have also gone on to pursue terminal doctoral degrees in the exercise sciences. Some have used the master's program as a launching point for admission into post-graduate allied health professions such as physician assistant, physical therapist and medical school.

Careers & Outcomes

Exercise physiology professionals enjoy opportunities in many engaging occupations. These may include athletic coaching, corporate wellness, fitness facility director, physical activity director, physical education, sport and recreation camps, and strength and conditioning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology
  • Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise
  • Experimental Design in Exercise Science
  • Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Responses to Exercise

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
    • Submit a copy of your passport
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
    • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 682 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 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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