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Earn Your Master's in Exercise Physiology

The Baldwin Wallace Master of Science in Exercise Physiology offers recent college graduates or working professionals the opportunity to advance to key positions in health, fitness, athletics, performance, rehabilitation and research. The BW exercise physiology program allows you to earn your master’s degree in only 12 months, developing your knowledge and skills in relation to applied physiology and human performance.

The master’s in exercise physiology is an ideal fit for candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, human performance, athletic training or related major, as well as working professionals who have significant experience in the field.

Apply Now for the Fall 2023 Cohort

The M.S. in exercise physiology program is actively seeking candidates for its inaugural cohort beginning fall 2023. While applications to the exercise physiology program are reviewed on a rolling basis, candidates who apply by February 15, 2023 will receive priority application review and interview preference. Learn more.

Careers in Exercise Physiology

What career opportunities can you look forward to after you earn your exercise physiology degree? An M.S. in exercise physiology offers you multiple opportunities for career advancement and success. The BW exercise physiology program offers two concentrations that will relate to the career path you plan to pursue.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Exercise Physiology?

Depending on your future career goals, you can choose from a concentration in applied physiology or strength and conditioning. Below are just a few examples of professional roles that you can pursue after graduation.

Applied Physiology Concentration

  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardiac Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Bariatric Exercise Physiologist
  • Pediatric Exercise Physiologist

Strength and Conditioning Concentration

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Sport Science Coordinator or Manager
  • Human Performance Lead
  • Director of Sport Science
  • Director of Sport or Athletic Performance and Analytics
  • Senior Research Scientist – Biomechanist, Physiologist or Data Scientist

In addition to job preparation, graduates of the exercise physiology program will be eligible to sit for certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Exercise Physiology Curriculum

The exercise physiology curriculum is offered in a hybrid format and can be completed in one year. Students will attend many classes online and laboratory classes in person to utilize equipment and apply their learning. All in-person class meetings will be in the evenings to allow students the ability to continue working while in the program.

Exercise Physiology Prerequisites

Baldwin Wallace University welcomes applications from candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any area, however, all candidates must complete specific prerequisite courses to enroll in the Master of Science in exercise physiology program.

Apply for the Exercise Physiology Program

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for the M.S. in exercise physiology program. The admission committee reviews candidates on a rolling basis. Eligible candidates will be invited to participate in an interview conducted on-campus or virtually.

To be evaluated for admission, candidates must submit:

  • Online application (No application fee)
  • Official university transcripts
  • Resume/CV
  • Three recommendations with at least one from a professor and one from a professional supervisor
  • Personal statement

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