Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise
Physiology of Exercise – MS8111, MS8147, MS8181
Grover Center E160
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus (all)
Terms of Entry: MS8111 – Fall, Spring, Summer; MS8147 & MS8181 – Summer
The mission of the Physiology of Exercise master’s program is to provide students the opportunity to expand on their foundation in science and gain experience in academic research and hands-on skills. The mission of the Physiology of Exercise master’s program is to prepare graduates to apply their foundation in science in a professional setting. The program positions graduates to enhance professional ability through coursework, research projects, and real-world experiences.
The Physiology of Exercise graduate program prepares students with specialized skills to advance their careers in multiple areas of expertise or enter advanced degree programs in related fields. Students can choose between three programs: Research, Clinical, or Human Performance.
The Research program [MS8111] is a two-year program. This track prepares students to work in an academic or research environment, encouraging students to become actively involved with faculty research and conducting their own research under the mentorship of faculty.
The Clinical program [MS8147] is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field, or as preventative and rehabilitative specialists. This program includes hands-on experiences throughout the entire four-semester program to prepare students to seek advanced certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.
The Human Performance program [MS8181] is designed to prepare students to work as researchers in the field of human performance, or as exercise performance specialists. This program includes hands-on experiences throughout the entire four-semester program to prepare students to seek advanced knowledge and skills in the practice and theory of human performance.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master of Science degree in the Physiology of Exercise the student will be able to
- Integrate knowledge of the energy systems and contributions of required substrates in the performance of physical activities.
- Appraise the normal cardiopulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, endocrine and neurological responses of an exercise bout.
- Analyze the physiological principles underlying chronic training adaptations and differentiate these responses between various populations.
- Build evidence-based exercise prescriptions through the appraisal of research and apply knowledge of physiology, exercise physiology, pathophysiology, and nutrition to accommodate for various populations and needs.
- Synthesize appropriate research or clinical data with respect to interpreting research outcomes or patient health status.
- Delineate clinical or research outcomes in professional and non-professional means (i.e., presentations, publications, etc.).
Link to Program
Admission Requirements: Prospective students must meet the following requirements for application:
- Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology or related field from an accredited institution
- A background in the following academic topics:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Testing and Prescription
- Motor Learning/Development
- A competitive GPA (> 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
- Satisfactory GRE scores (> 50 percentile, recommended)
- A forward focused statement of purpose
- Describe career aspirations
- Describe what role our program would play in your future goals
- Resume or CV
- Three letters of recommendation, of which no less than two from an academic faculty member
- Complete additional Ohio University Graduate College requirements
All programs (MS8111, MS8147, MS8181) permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.