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We see you making a positive impact. Gaining real-world experience. And unlocking a world of career opportunities. Our unique master’s degree program combines traditional Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology to give you a comprehensive knowledge base and diverse skillset to prepare for a successful career in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. 

Program Highlights 

  • Flexible evening classes and part-time study option 
  • Foundational didactic coursework in applied Exercise Science 
  • Lab and classroom instruction in the development of exercise testing and programming skills for a wide variety of patients and populations 
  • Diverse practicum experiences taught by industry professionals 
  • Clinical internships in local and regional medical facilities 
  • Collaborative research opportunities resulting in a professional presentation 
  • Top-notch preparation for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® exam 
  • Graduates land careers with top employers in the region and beyond, including St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Mount Sinai Health System 

Dive A Little Deeper

Required Curriculum (36 credits)

EXS 510 Introduction to Research and Statistics (3 credits)
EXS 515 Organizational Management of Exercise Programs and Facilities (3 credits)
EXS 520 Applied Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
EXS 522 Applied Biomechanics (3 credits)
EXS 525 Pathophysiology of Chronic Diseases (3 credits)
EXS 530 Exercise Testing and Programming (3 credits)
EXS 535 Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 credits)
EXS 540 Human Performance Practicum (3 credits)
EXS 545 Clinical Exercise Practicum (3 credits)
EXS 550 Applied Research (3 credits)
EXS 570 Clinical Internship (3 credits)
EXS 580 Research Seminar (3 credits)

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Hear From Your Peers

I chose Cedar Crest for my Exercise Science master’s degree for multiple reasons: It’s the perfect location- being near two major health networks gave us tons of experience and networking opportunities; the flexible schedule allowed me to work while also completing my degree requirements; and the program’s design- most exercise science graduate programs that I investigated only offered a clinical or research focus, but not the integration of both. I was excited for both the clinical experiences and the opportunity to conduct research all in one program! Cedar Crest’s program made me feel confident in my knowledge and ability to work with anyone who comes to the fitness center to exercise.” 

-Dana Musgnung ’20, Manager of Fitness Programs at Lehigh Valley Health Network Fitness 

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Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801

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