M.S. Exercise Physiology

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FAST FACTS: M.S. Exercise Physiology

Tuition: $725/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2016-17 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

A hands-on education for a hands-on career

Movement, activity, exercises — these aren't things you can study while sitting behind a desk. They're elements of an exercise physiology program that are best explored through firsthand experience.

Our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is geared to be an active, participatory program in which you'll spend as much time in the lab as in the library — and learn about all the professional applications of exercise physiology.

Our program is designed to prepare students to access key positions in the health, fitness, athletics, rehabilitation and research fields and to empower them with the knowledge and hands-on experiences to make a successful transition into post-graduate work.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program continue on to a diverse range of clinical and applied settings ranging from health care and fitness/wellness to athletics and entrepreneurial endeavors. Some graduates also choose to pursue graduate and professional degrees to better position themselves for careers in teaching, research, and other healthcare professions.


This program is offered at our Duluth campus as a full- or part-time day program.

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  • Portrait of Alicia Roles

    "The exercise physiology program at St. Scholastica is outstanding. The professors in the exercise physiology program at St. Scholastica do an excellent job at exposing students to all realms of the expanding exercise physiology field both through classroom work, engaging discussions and internship work."

    – Alicia Roles ‘15, Health Fitness Professional, HealthFitness — 3M location

  • Portrait of Phillipp Roye, M.S. in EXP ‘14, Alumni

    "Only the differentiated, comprehensive Master’s program at CSS provided me with in-depth scientific knowledge in exercise physiology as well as the skills and abilities that are necessary for my current profession. The knowledge I gained at CSS has helped me tremendously to be successful in the workforce."

    – Phillipp Roye, M.S. in EXP ‘14, Health & Wellness Director, Ventura Family YMCA, Ventura, CA

  • "The Exercise Physiology program at St. Scholastica gave me the knowledge base necessary to work as a clinical Cardiac Exercise Physiologist. My education is put to use every day as I teach others about the process and effects of heart disease.

    My professors proved to be the most valuable part of my experience because they care as much about me and my growth now as an alum as they did while I was a student. As a graduate, I continue to benefit from the education, experiences and relationships I built as a student in the Exercise Physiology program."

    – Kate Jahnke, Exercise Physiology