12 months
806 USD/credit 26598 USD/year
806 USD/credit 26598 USD/year
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The focus on health has never been greater, sparking the growing need for professionals with deep knowledge of how exercise can prevent injury and disease. No matter your goals, the Exercise Physiology program from Saint Ambrose University will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.


About Exercise Physiology at Saint Ambrose University

We give you the academic foundation to assess, plan and implement fitness programs to help people improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

In the Exercise Physiology program from Saint Ambrose University, you will learn basic biochemistry and pharmacology principles, medical physiology, advanced exercise physiology topics, investigate biomechanical aspects of human movement, performance, and injury; nutrition and its role on physical activity and athletic performance; and movement and physiology as it pertains to general health, performance, and injury/disease.


This degree gives you so many options. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in exercise physiology will grow by 11 percent by 2024 – which is faster than the average for all occupations. We will prepare you to work in a variety of settings: research, education, nutrition, self-employment, and healthcare. Clinical positions, such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, also are possibilities.

Some graduates choose to work in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries; public health; or within government agencies such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our graduates are well-qualified to enter doctoral programs or begin graduate studies in health professions such as physical therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Exercise Biochemistry
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students: Rolling Admissions


33 SCH

33-36 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA least 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (pdf)
  • GRE or MCAT scores (SAU undergraduates are exempt)
  • Personal essay explaining reason(s) for wanting to pursue graduate education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26598 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 806 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26598 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 806 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Davenport

820 - 1235 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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