Each student in the clinical exercise physiology graduate concentration is required to complete 600 internship hours in approved settings under the supervision of clinical professionals. Students are expected to spend time in cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal settings.

Students have the opportunity to complete their internships at a variety of settings throughout the country. Each student is also required to complete either a thesis or an independent study focused on a topic that is relevant to the clinical exercise physiologist. One aim of our program is to help students complete projects they can present at least at a regional conference. Students are assisted in the research process by faculty.

Both the internship hours and the research requirement enable students to get practical hands-on experience working with patients performing exercise tests and creating exercise programs.

Graduates of this concentration work in a variety of health care fields including medicine (physician, physician assistant), cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, stress testing, and clinical research in a hospital setting.

Our alumni have gone on to work at the following organizations.

  • Baystate Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Mercy Hospital Diabetes Program

  • Noble Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • YMCA


Human Performance Lab

Our Human Performance Lab provides a research space for students and faculty members to be innovative, to discover, and to make a difference. Experiential learning comes to life in this environment, and you can be part of it.

A student stands by a computer while a participant rides a stationary bike.