Program Curriculum | Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

The Carroll University Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program has a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP). The MEXP program requires a total of 58 credit hours (including practicum courses). Students have the option to complete a traditional thesis or an applied graduate project. 

The majority of lectures and labs are offered at the Center for Graduate Studies, which houses a state-of-the-art exercise physiology lab. Practicum courses are held at Carroll University and community partner clinics.

Clinical exercise physiology concentration (CEP)

Upon completion of the clinical exercise physiology concentration, students will be eligible to sit for the ACSM-RCEP or ACSM-CEP certification exams, would be prepared to work in a variety of clinical rehabilitation settings, and prepared for a job in inpatient, transitional, outpatient and maintenance rehabilitation programs, stress testing, and a variety of community and hospital-based preventive cardiology programs. The scope of practice for a clinical exercise physiologist includes:

The curriculum would prepare students to deliver clinical exercise physiology services that focus on the improvement of physical capabilities for the purpose of:

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program will be able to:


M.S. in Exercise Physiology Core Courses (9 required credits)

Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration Courses (49 credits)

HED651 Planning and Implementation of Health Education Programs

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