Clinical Exercise Physiology
The clinical exercise physiology (CEP) concentration prepares students to be competent entry-level clinical exercise physiologists. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to further their education, either in a related allied health profession or to conduct clinically focused research. Students take courses that cover varied aspects of the field of clinical exercise physiology. Embedded in the curriculum are the job task analysis items required to prepare students for ACSM clinical exercise physiologist certification. All students within the CEP track are required to complete 600 hrs of clinical internships spread primarily between cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal areas. Students have the option of either completing a thesis or an independent study, both of which focus on clinically relevant topics.
Clinical exercise physiology is studied by students with varied undergraduate backgrounds, including biological sciences, exercise science, physical education, and nursing. Our concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Professionals and is one of a small number of clinical exercise physiology programs accredited in the United States.