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Exercise Science and Physical Education - Exercise Science

24 months
756 USD/credit 12474 USD/year
721 USD/credit 11896 USD/year
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The graduate program in Exercise Science and Physical Education - Exercise Science at the Montclair State University provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in the general field of exercise science and physical education, and to enhance proficiency in an area of concentration. 


The concentration in Exercise Science is designed to cultivate knowledge and skills necessary for conducting individualized exercise programs and managing fitness facilities in a commercial, corporate, or clinical setting. A balance of exercise science theory and practical application, coursework is designed to enhance skills regarding the development of aerobic and anaerobic exercise programs for athletes, healthy adults, and individuals with various health challenges. At the completion of this program students are prepared for taking the prestigious ACSM and NSCA fitness certifications.

The programme

The Exercise Science and Physical Education - Exercise Science program at the Montclair State University is 33 credits, including 18 credits in the exercise science concentration, 6-9 credits in electives, and 6-9 credits in research methods and completion of a capstone project. Students have their choice of selecting an applied project, internship or research project for their capstone experience.  Many of the courses in this program are offered in a hybrid format in which some of the class meetings take place in the classroom while the remaining class sessions are conducted online.  Facilities for learning activities and research in motor learning, biomechanics, and exercise physiology are provided in the state of the art Human Performance Laboratory and the Physical Education Activity Laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Supervision in Sport and Fitness
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport Physiology
  • Aerobic Testing and Programming
  • Theoretical Foundations for Strength and Conditioning
  • Principles of Sports Conditioning
  • Technology Integration in Exercise Science and Physical Education
  • Advanced Adapted Physical Education
  • Applied Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Practicum in Individualized Exercise Programs
  • Seminar in Current Challenges in Athletics
  • Orientation to Sports Medicine
  • Sociological Foundations of Sport and Physical Education
  • Independent Study in Physical Education
  • Selected Topics in Exercise Science and Physical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission.


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 721 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Montclair

1673 - 4118 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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