M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Benedictine University

15 months
1130 USD/credit 27120 USD/year
1130 USD/credit 27120 USD/year
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Benedictine University's Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (MS CEP) program now offers degree completion in 15 months on a full-time basis.


The MS Clinical Exercise Physiology program from Benedictine University is designed in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine for certification as a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP). Exercise physiologists employed in the field teach clinical coursework to better prepare students for the expectations of professional practice. 

Learning outcomes

Through this coursework students develop the skills & qualifications to work in the prevention of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. 

Students improve decision-making skills, learn to critically analyze the literature & demonstrate the ability to safely assess physiological performance of patients. The program’s curriculum also includes two internships for students to acquire 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience and training in the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced problems related to chronic diseases.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Electrocardiography
  • Behavior Modification
  • Advanced Integrative Human Physiology
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Students must have completed undergraduate courses in general chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and exercise physiology.
  • All student applications submitted by the February 1 deadline will be notified by March 15 regarding acceptance status. Students may still apply after the February 1 deadline but no later than May 1 for a summer semester start date.
  • All acceptances will be based on a student’s qualifications, experience and incoming student space availability.
  • Applicants must submit a one-page essay discussing your education and career goals, and a personal or phone interview.
  • Two letters of recommendation are also required. One must address your academic potential (preferably from exercise physiology, physiology, or other science instructor) and the other must address your interpersonal skills and work ethic.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    27120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 15 months.

Living costs for Lisle

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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