The academic study of Integrative Exercise Physiology prepares graduates for career paths as scientists, clinical researchers, or clinicians in a variety of practice settings, including hospitals, clinics, and wellness centers as a part of the health care team.
The two-year, non-thesis Master of Science (M.S.) program in Integrative Exercise Physiology can be tailored for students who desire advanced knowledge and competencies in clinical or applied integrative physiology of exercise to practice and, for students who are preparing for doctoral programs at research intensive institutions.
Coursework in cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems provides students the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and competencies in integrated exercise physiology. The link to the Masters Program provides the general coursework requirements and offerings.
Students preparing for doctoral programs usually complete a master’s research project or thesis.
The investigative Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program prepares students for research positions or teaching/research positions at Carnegie Research I institutions. Faculty research expertise includes acute effects and long-term changes resulting from training on the cardiovascular system, renal function, and control of hypertension in specific populations; musculoskeletal system and bone modeling; energy transformation; disabilities; and obesity.