M.S. Exercise Physiology

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FAST FACTS: M.S. Exercise Physiology

Tuition: $736/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

A hands-on education for a hands-on career

Movement, activity, exercises — these aren't things you can study while sitting behind a desk. They're elements of an exercise physiology program that are best explored through firsthand experience.

Our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is geared to be an active, participatory program in which you'll spend as much time in the lab as in the library — and learn about all the professional applications of exercise physiology.

Our program is designed to prepare students to access key positions in the health, fitness, athletics, rehabilitation and research fields and to empower them with the knowledge and hands-on experiences to make a successful transition into post-graduate work.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program continue on to a diverse range of clinical and applied settings ranging from health care and fitness/wellness to athletics and entrepreneurial endeavors. Some graduates also choose to pursue graduate and professional degrees to better position themselves for careers in teaching, research, and other healthcare professions.


This program is offered at our Duluth campus as a full-time day program.

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  • Portrait of Matthew Swanson

    "The EXP program prepared me for success through class/lab work, hands-on experience and engaging research discussions. I feel confident with my understanding of EKGs, anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and metabolic systems and the benefits/effects from regular exercise to work in any aspect of this field."

    – Matthew Swanson, ‘17

  • Portrait of Jayme Matelski

    "The EXP and M.S. in EXP programs at CSS set me up for long term success in the field of Electrophysiology. My strong understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the heart along with my ability to identify heart rhythms and read 12 leads gave me the advantage over other candidates in the field."

    – Jayme  Matelski, M.S. EXP

  • Portrait of Alicia Roles

    "The exercise physiology program at St. Scholastica is outstanding. The professors in the exercise physiology program at St. Scholastica do an excellent job at exposing students to all realms of the expanding exercise physiology field both through classroom work, engaging discussions and internship work."

    – Alicia Roles ‘15, Health Fitness Professional, HealthFitness — 3M location