Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Master of Science in Exercise Science


Health Science Campus

2160 S. First Street

Maywood, IL 60153

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Exercise Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Loyola’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program will examine the mechanical, anatomical, and physiological basis of exercise, its role in the training and conditioning of high-performance athletes, and its use as a preventative measure for disease and improved quality of life. With state-of-the-art equipment and a partnership with LUC Athletics, we can ensure students will gain the hands-on experiences necessary for future success and professional growth. 

Program Structure

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment. Average time to completion (full-time): 2 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment. Average time to completion (part-time) 3-6 years.

Most courses for the Master of Science in Exercise Science are offered online, or are provided in a hybrid format.

Student Life

  • Study Abroad: We encourage you to hone skills and build your network through intensive courses around the world. Study abroad is open to full- and part-time students. The School of Health Sciences and Public Health offers annual study abroad trips to Belize.
  • Student Organization: Student Committee on InterProfessional Education SCIPEC)
  • Service Learning: You will an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersions as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Health Sciences and Public Health. 


Our faculty and clinical preceptors are experts in their fields and hold national certification in their areas of speciation. They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests, and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Successful completion (grade C or better) of one semester of an anatomy and physiology course
  • The student’s grade point average and course work content from previous professional preparation will be used to determine qualifications for entrance into the program. The GRE is not required.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • A letter of intent, or statement of purpose, describing why you wish to apply for the MSES degree and your future career plans
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals (supervisors, faculty, advisors, etc.) who are familiar with your work.
  • These recommendations should be one page in length, detail the reasons why the recommender thinks you would be a good fit for your program of choice, and explain why (based on experiences with you) the recommender believes you will be successful in a MSES program.


The Loyola Master of Science in Exercise Science program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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