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Graduate Exercise Physiology Program

About the Program
The Exercise Physiology graduate program provides students with the specialized skills needed to work in either a clinical or research environment.  Students can choose between two programs: research or clinical.

The Research program is a two-year program that requires completing a master’s thesis.  This track prepares students to work in an academic or research environment.  I strong background in the sciences is recommended for admission into the program, including organic chemistry, physics, calculus, human anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology.

The Clinical program is a four-semester program (typically starting and ending in the Summer) leads to a Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise and is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field, or as preventative and rehabilitative specialists (as certified by the American College of Sports Medicine).

For questions about the Exercise Physiology Graduate Programs please contact:

Dr. Michael Kushnick

(740) 593-0496

Link to Graduate Exercise Physiology Courses in Ohio University Graduate Course Catalog

Exercise Physiology:
American College of Sports Medicine:
Nation Strength and Conditioning Association:
American Society of Exercise Physiologists:
American College of Sports Medicine – Midwest Chapter:
American Physiological Society:


Click here to visit the Graduate College website for more information.


AHSW Graduate Student Handbook

Exercise Physiology Graduate Programs - Admission Requirements

Program Summary - Clinical
Example Semester Course Schedule - Clinical
Program Summary - Research

Example Semester Course Schedule - Research