East Stroudsburg University, in affiliation with eight area medical centers, offers a graduate program in Clinical Exercise Physiology with a commitment to excellence and high standards.

The MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology consists of a minimum 45-credit curriculum that can be completed in one calendar year.

The CAAHEP accredited Clinical Exercise Physiology program provides classroom and laboratory experiences that take full advantage of current knowledge and trends in rehabilitation of populations with cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic disorders through assessment and exercise programming.

Laboratory experiences take place within our excellent facilities at ESU.

In addition to the classroom and laboratory studies provided on-campus, students experience applied aspects of cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic rehabilitation through clinical rotations at various area medical centers.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification and/or registry of Clinical Exercise Physiology, as well as the American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification opportunities are offered.

All About the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology at ESU

Laboratory experiences take place within our excellent facilities at ESU.

In addition to the classroom and laboratory studies provided on-campus, students experience applied aspects of cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic rehabilitation through clinical rotations at various area medical centers.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification and/or registry of Clinical Exercise Physiology, as well as the American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification opportunities are offered.

All About the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Program Outcomes: 2019-2020

71%
National Certification Exam Pass Rate
100%
Culminating Experience Pass Rate
83%
Employment Placement Rate

Innovative Faculty

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Faculty share their vast clinical and leadership experiences has they mentor each cohort to be the next generation of Clinical Exercise Physiologists (CEPs).


Career Opportunities

ESU alumni of the M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology program have earned positions including:


Hands-on Learning

Clinical Rotation Program

M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology students complete over 300 hours of clinical experience at 11 area medical health networks. Students are exposed to facilities and program experiences across NJ and PA. These include:

  • Clinical Rotation sites include: 
    • Lehigh Valley Health Network:
      • LVH Pocono: multiple programs including Exercise Testing, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chart Review
      • LVH Muhlenberg
      • LVH Cedar Crest
    • Saint Luke’s University Health Network:
      • North Rehabilitation Center
      • Anderson Hospital
      • Quakertown Hospital
      • Lehighton Hospital
      • Warren Hospital
      • Sacred Heart Hospital
      • Fitness Centers: Warren Hospital and WEST Medical Center - Executive Health and Wellness
      • Heart and Vascular Assessments: Bartonsville and East Stroudsburg
    • Atlantic Health System Regional Hospital
    • East Stroudsburg University Recreation Center Staff Fitness
    • Grace Park Assistive Living Facility
    • Rock Steady Boxing Monroe: Parkinson's Disease

Specialized Facilities

ESU's facilities for Exercise Science include:

  • Human Performance Laboratory: house state-of-the-art equipment to assess human physiology-includes a BOD POD, Oxygen Analyzers, Blood Lactate and Blood Glucose Analyzers, Urine Analyzers
  • Kinesiology Laboratory: Houses the models of bone, muscles, soft tissue and organs. Houses computer stations with Motion Analysis software.
  • Applied Physiology Laboratory: This clinical lab houses the stress testing systems with full 12-lead ECG, balance assessments.
  • Research Laboratory: This all-purpose lab serves as the dedicated research space for BS and MS students in EXSC. It houses electrically breaked cycle ergometer, Environmental physiology experimental set-ups, resistance training equipment, and motor control assessment.
  • Biomechanics Laboratory: This lab houses our 3D cinematography system and force plates which analyzes gait patterns and other kinetic and kinematic markers in athletes and clinical patients.

ESU's facilities for Exercise Science include:

  • Human Performance Laboratory: house state-of-the-art equipment to assess human physiology-includes a BOD POD, Oxygen Analyzers, Blood Lactate and Blood Glucose Analyzers, Urine Analyzers
  • Kinesiology Laboratory: Houses the models of bone, muscles, soft tissue and organs. Houses computer stations with Motion Analysis software.
  • Applied Physiology Laboratory: This clinical lab houses the stress testing systems with full 12-lead ECG, balance assessments.
  • Research Laboratory: This all-purpose lab serves as the dedicated research space for BS and MS students in EXSC. It houses electrically breaked cycle ergometer, Environmental physiology experimental set-ups, resistance training equipment, and motor control assessment.
  • Biomechanics Laboratory: This lab houses our 3D cinematography system and force plates which analyzes gait patterns and other kinetic and kinematic markers in athletes and clinical patients.

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Please contact the Exercise Science department with any questions about our academic programs.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Koehler Fieldhouse 1st Floor
Phone:
(570) 422-3302
Fax:
(570) 422-3616 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair, Exercise Science
Name
Shala Davis
Phone:
(570) 422-3302