Clinical Exercise Physiology Careers and Internships
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