Kent State University

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Exercise Physiology


School of Visual Communication Design

Henderson Hall Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduates of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Physiology are prepared for a wide variety of career options, including exercise prescription and research, as well as doctoral study. Degree applicants are expected to have substantial preparation in the sciences, usually including coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Representative faculty research includes the areas of body composition, metabolism/nutritional requirements, environment, clinical exercise physiology and the psychophysiology of aging as it is influenced by physical activity and fitness.

Faculty from the Athletic Training program also support the degree path with their areas of expertise in clinical and educational research in the field of athletic training. A concentration in Athletic Training is designed to serve the needs of post-certification (or certification pending) students who wish to further their knowledge and skills in the athletic training profession while pursuing a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. Athletic Training serves to provide post-certification athletic trainers a higher level of specialization in athletic training and prepares them for advanced study if they pursue a doctorate. 

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Exercise Physiology prepares students for a wide variety of career options, including exercise prescription and research. The program develops the competencies needed for those who intend to teach exercise physiology, pursue research or apply exercise physiology in practice.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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