MS in Exercise Physiology – Online

Expand your knowledge in the field of exercise science as you prepare for or enhance your career in strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, sport-specific and personal training, health promotion, and wellness. WP offers a comprehensive 36-credit course of study leading to a master of science (MS) in exercise physiology.

Prepared for Professional Success

The fully online master of science in exercise physiology program meets the needs of individuals seeking career advancement or entry into careers in healthcare or fitness. This program combines real-world experiences with theoretical foundation that prepare students to become outstanding, ethical practitioners in various settings: clinical, sport specific, professional sports, community health and wellness, corporate fitness, spot and recreation, school-based athletics, and personal training.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
Click here: Exercise Physiology, MS

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain the skills to perform fitness and cardiovascular stress tests; assess risk factors for patients/clients/athletes by measuring blood pressure, oxygen utilization, and heart rhythms; and develop and implement exercise prescriptions for the improvement of health and human performance.

An advanced degree in exercise physiology is especially valuable to current and future healthcare professionals who may be treating patients afflicted with the secondary consequences of the COVID-19 virus.


Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Contact Us

Professor Michael Figueroa
Program Director, Department of Kinesiology

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Online application/ application fee
  • A bachelor's degree in exercise science, human performance, kinesiology, physical education, or related field from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  • Official academic transcript with GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.0
  • TOEFL may be required for non-native English speakers
  • Name and contact information of two references (academic or professional)
  • Upon admission, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better each semester