FAST FACTS: M.S. Exercise Physiology
* Tuition rates are for the 2019-20 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2018-19 tuition rates.
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.
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.
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
"The M.S. in EXP program at CSS is well-rounded and taught by professors who work very hard to help you reach your fullest potential. The education, experiences and opportunities presented throughout this program give you the resources to go out and impact people's lives in a powerful and meaningful way."
– Victoria Trosen, '18
"The M.S. EXP program has prepared me for both clinical and performance-based employment. The opportunity to gain experience in EKG interpretation, exercise tests, metabolic analysis and musculoskeletal testing through hands-on labs allowed me to apply classroom lessons to real-world settings."
– Cody Carlson, '18
"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