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Six Reasons to Earn Your Master's in Exercise Physiology

Six Reasons to earn your Master's in Exercise Physiology

At Ohio University, we’re confident that investing in a master's degree in Exercise Physiology can open up new opportunities to enhance your professional life and career trajectory. Studying exercise physiology results in a versatile graduate degree that qualifies you for exciting jobs, solid careers, and your own personal growth.

  1. Amplify your knowledge. You've already earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, or another Exercise Science degree. This is your passion and field of interest. Take your degree and sharpen your knowledge about the human body, and how exercise can improve fitness, and athletic performance, and conduct academic research to prepare you to teach about your passion.
  2. Specialize your path. Advancing your career path with a master's degree from Ohio University in Exercise Physiology allows you to select from three different tracks.
    1. Clinical - Is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field or as preventive and rehabilitative specialists (as certified by the American College of Sports Medicine). You'll receive advanced clinical experiences, practicum and classroom experiences, and internship placement opportunities.
    2. Human Performance - uniquely prepares you for the professional workforce as a competitive human performance practitioner. Interactions with athletes and coaches will allow you to gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations in the field as well as network with professionals who are connected to the industry.
    3. Research-based - this track prepares students to work in an academic or research environment. Immersed in an environment rich with hands-on experiences and research-viable equipment, you will be prepared upon graduation to make an impact in the field.
  3. Make an impact in your field. What can you do with a master's in Exercise Physiology? Each Exercise Physiology track offers unique experiences including clinical experiences, in-the-field internship opportunities with athletes and coaches, or access to state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment.
  4. Timely. Depending upon the track, program durations range from three semesters on campus, and one semester off campus, to a two-year degree.
  5. Build a professional network. You'll study and work side-by-side with nationally recognized faculty members. You'll have a cohort of fellow students who will become lifelong colleagues and professional resources.
  6. State-of-the-Art Research Facilities: Exercise Biochemistry Lab, Exercise Physiology Lab, Neuromuscular Biomechanics and Health Assessment Lab (NMBHAL), Strategies and Tools for Evaluating Play Lab (STEP), and the Human Performance Center

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