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This MS 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, and it provides the knowledge, clinical experience and skills needed by individuals preparing for successful completion of the registration examination for the registered clinical exercise physiologist certification.
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 is deemed the organization's most prestigious credential for clinical professionals with a master's degree working with clients who are under the care of a physician for cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases as well as orthopedic or musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and neoplastic immunological or hematological diseases.
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.
GRE waivers for the MS in clinical exercise physiology program are approved on a case-by-case basis. Our admissions committee takes a holistic approach to reviewing each applicant's background and relevant experience. To be considered for a GRE waiver, contact CHSgrad@asu.edu.
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The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.