12 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Exercise Physiology at Mississippi State University is broadly based on basic sciences: human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and biology, with the primary goal being to understand how various cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems respond to challenges posed by exercise and physical training. 

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About this Degree

Study in Exercise Physiology may center on understanding optimal performance such as that attained by elite and highly trained athletes and on performances and physiological adaptations of individuals with one or more chronic diseases. Exercise physiology has remained integrative, examining how the failure or enhancement of one physiological system can influence another. It also considers how the environment limits the body during exercise through such means as heat, cold, humidity, and altitude exposure. The Exercise Physiology program at Mississippi State University is designed to prepare students for careers as exercise physiologists serving in fitness centers, hospital-based wellness and clinical rehabilitation centers, schools, and universities. In addition, the program prepares students for advanced graduate study leading to the doctoral degree.

For information about graduate study in the Department of Kinesiology, contact Graduate Coordinator Dr. Adam Knight. Students desiring to pursue a master's degree in exercise physiology may also wish to contact members of the exercise physiology graduate faculty individually to discuss their research interests: Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Dr. Stanley Brown, Dr. Harish Chander, Dr. Chih-Chia Chen, Dr. Megan Holmes, Dr. Adam Knight, Dr. John Lamberth, Dr. Zhujun Pan, Dr. JohnEric Smith, and Dr. Benjamin Wax .

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Exercise Physiology

  • Exercise Metabolism

  • Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology

  • Research in Kinesiology

  • Interpretation of Data in Kinesiology

  • Doping and Supplement Use in Sport

  • Environmental Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed MSU Graduate School application form
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended since high school
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores
  • Three professional letters of recommendation. While these letters can come from different sources, it is imperative that at least two of these letters are written by individuals that can specifically comment about the applicant's academic ability, such as former professors or instructors. These letters should speak directly about the ability of the applicant to be successful in the graduate program that the applicant is applying for.
  • A written statement of purpose, which should highlight the applicant’s qualifications, abilities, and academic/professional background; the statement should reflect a strong sense of career direction relevant to the program the applicant is seeking to enter.
  • A resume/curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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