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This degree program is preparation for a career as a clinical exercise physiologist, someone who usually works in concert with medical professionals to guide exercise and rehabilitation programs for at-risk clients and clients with chronic diseases.
The American College of Sports Medicine is the national association responsible for establishing guidelines and recommendations for exercise testing, prescription and evaluation of research for both healthy populations and those with chronic disease. The ACSM certification for registered clinical exercise physiologist is deemed "ACSM's most prestigious credential for clinical professionals with a master's degree who work with clients currently under the care of a physician for cardiovascular; pulmonary; metabolic; orthopedic or musculoskeletal; neuromuscular; and neoplastic immunological or hematological diseases." This degree program will provide the knowledge, clinical experience and skills needed to prepare individuals for successful completion of the registration examination for the RCEP certification.
Earn your BS in Kinesiology and MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology quicker through our new 4+1 ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAM.
Now you have a streamlined path to your master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology immediately from the undergraduate Kinesiology program, reducing the time to get your master's degree from two years to one year. During your senior year in the College of Health Solutions, you will complete credit hours toward your master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Once you complete your bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, you have just one year left of courses to earn your master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate graduate admissions application.