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M.S. Exercise Physiology

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FAST FACTS: M.S. Exercise Physiology

Tuition: $755/credit*

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and 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-time day program.

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  • Portrait of Emma Drackley

    "Choosing St. Scholastica’s M.S. in Exercise Physiology program was one of the best decisions I made. Not only did I receive a great education in the classroom, but I was also able to learn hands-on from many labs during my internship in the last semester."

    – Emma Drackley, ’19

  • Portrait of Anna Nelson

    "St. Scholastica’s exercise physiology program is outstanding. It provided me with a strong base upon which I could begin my career with confidence. The small class sizes, hands on learning experiences and the strong sense of community are what really set this program apart."

    – Anna Nelson, ‘18

  • Portrait of Victoria Trosen

    "The M.S. in EXP program at CSS is well-rounded and taught by professors who work very hard to help you reach your fullest potential. The education, experiences and opportunities presented throughout this program give you the resources to go out and impact people's lives in a powerful and meaningful way."

    – Victoria Trosen, '18

  • Portrait of Cody Carlson

    "The M.S. EXP program has prepared me for both clinical and performance-based employment. The opportunity to gain experience in EKG interpretation, exercise tests, metabolic analysis and musculoskeletal testing through hands-on labs allowed me to apply classroom lessons to real-world settings."

    – Cody Carlson, '18