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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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Exercise Physiology [M.S.]

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The Master’s in Exercise Physiology is designed for students interested in clinical exercise physiology and performance/personal training-related careers. The program is also designed to support students with backgrounds in other fields looking to change exercise physiology.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.


Program Admission

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of Human Anatomy (EXSC 201  or an equivalent), Human Physiology (EXSC 202  or an equivalent), and Exercise Physiology (EXSC 300  or an equivalent)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Note: Conditional admission may be an option for those with a Bachelor’s Degree in a non-related field will be considered, provided that the student completes Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Exercise Physiology courses approved by EMU with a B or above.

School Information

Health Promotion & Human Performance Christopher Herman, Ph.D., Director | 319J Porter, 734.487.2815,

Advisor Information

Catherine Gammon, Ph.D​., Assistant Professor, 319N Porter Building, 734.487.7675,

Degree Requirements: 33 hours

Additional Coursework: 12 hours

Students have the option of completing either 1) 12 credit hours of electives or 2) six credit hours in a culminating project and six credit hours of electives.

Culmination Project: 0-6 hours

Students who choose to complete a culmination project will select from either option I or option II.

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