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Undergraduate Exercise Physiology

Students in lab

The science of physical activity

The goal of the undergraduate exercise physiology program is to prepare students for careers in clinical, applied, and research settings.

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.

Hands-on learning opportunities

The exercise physiology program at St. Scholastica exposes students to hands-on learning through its laboratory-component courses, where students can use two fully equipped exercise physiology laboratories.

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Contact us

Larry Birnbaum, Ph.D., Dept. Chair

The College of St. Scholastica
School of Health Sciences,
Burns Wellness Commons, Room 240
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6621

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In association with the missions of The College of St. Scholastica and the School of Health Sciences, the Exercise Physiology Department strives to prepare graduates for professional work in various settings and with diverse populations. Both the graduate and undergraduate programs focus on evidence based practices and contemporary technologies to provide the knowledge, skills and values required for professional success. 


Exercise physiologists play a meaningful role in the health and wellness of individuals of all ages, in the enhancement of athletic performance, and in the treatment and prevention of lifestyle diseases, such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The Department of Exercise Physiology at the College of St. Scholastica strives to promote the use and understanding of exercise in health care, health and fitness, and athletics.

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