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.
M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology Course Sequence
|EXSC 557 Physical Activity as Medicine Workshop||2|
|EXSC 552 Exercise and Weight Control Workshop||2|
|EXSC 527 Physiology of Human Performance||3|
|CEXP 530 Electrocardiography, Non-invasive Cardiac Evaluations, and Implications in Exercise and Rehabilitation||3|
|CEXP 531 Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory I||3|
|CEXP 538 Pathophysiology of Sedentary Lifestyle in Chronic Disease||3|
|CEXP 586 Clinical Internship I||3|
|EXSC 513 Evaluation in Applied Statistics in Exercise Science||3|
|CEXP 532 Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory II||3|
|CEXP 537 Exercise Testing and Programming||3|
|CEXP 540 Interventional Exercise for Special Populations||3|
|CEXP 587 Clinical Internship II||3|
|EXSC 528 Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques||1|
|CEXP 533 Health and Fitness Clinical Physiology Laboratory III||3|
|CEXP 536 Organization & Administration of Cardiac & Primary Prevention Programs||3|
|CEXP 558 Clinical Exercise Specialist Workshop||1|
|CEXP 595 Clinical Exercise Physiology Seminar||3|
- 2.5 overall GPA (3.0 in major)
- 3 letters of recommendation
- A written 'Statement of Intent'
National Accreditation of the Program
The MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). A Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Committee, comprised of a medical director, faculty, alumni and clinical affiliates meets yearly to discuss the curriculum and preparation of our graduates.
First-time pass rates for the Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CCEP) exam, as reported by the ACSM National Office
|Year||Number of students who took CCEP||Number of students who passed||National average|
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