MS in HHP - Clinical Exercise Physiology (without thesis)

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MS in HHP without Thesis – Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP)

The clinical exercise physiology subprogram provides advanced scientific and clinical education. It prepares students to be allied health professionals who work in the application of physical activity and behavioral interventions for clinical diseases and health conditions including cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic, neuromuscular, immunologic, and hematologic diseases.

In order to be admitted to the subprogram, students must:

  • hold a BS or BA degree with a GPA of at least 3.00; and
  • have completed anatomy and physiology with laboratories (8 s.h.).

The Master of Science with the clinical exercise physiology subprogram requires the following coursework (minimum of 33 s.h.).

Core CEP Courses (22 s.h. total)

All of these:

  • HHP:6030 Physical Activity and Dietary Behavior Change  3 s.h.
  • HHP:6150 Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology  3 s.h.
  • HHP:6200 Advanced Metabolic Exercise Testing and Prescription 4 s.h.
  • HHP:6260 Advanced Respiratory Pathophysiology  1, 3 s.h.
  • HHP:6410 Advanced Exercise Physiology  3 s.h.
  • HHP:6460 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology 3 s.h.
  • PCOL:3101 Pharmacology I: A Drug's Fantastic Journey  3 s.h.

Statistics (3 s.h. total)

One of these introductory courses (or equivalent):

  • BIOS:4120 Introduction to Biostatistics   3 s.h.
  • PSQF:6242 Selected Applications of Statistics  3 s.h.
  • STAT:3510/IGPI:3510 Biostatistics   3 s.h.
  • STAT:4143/PSQF:4143 Introduction to Statistical Methods   3 s.h

Research Methods (2 s.h.)

This course:

  • HHP:6020 Advanced Research Methods and Ethics  (take 2 s.h. section)

Internships (3 s.h. total) 

Students complete an individually arranged internship, usually during their second year, earning at least 3 s.h. of credit.

  • HHP:5935 Clinical Exercise Physiology Internship (to be arranged individually; 1-6 s.h.)

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General Elective courses (6 s.h. total)

With advisor approval, students choose elective coursework that enhances their concentration in human and exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, prescriptive exercise and training for health and fitness, health maintenance, and understanding human disease.

  • HHP:4020 Health Coaching 3 s.h.
  • HHP:4350 Health and Human Physiology Practicum 1-3 s.h.
  • HHP:4420 Planning and Evaluating Health Interventions 3 s.h. 
  • HHP:5200 Physical Activity Epidemiology  3 s.h.
  • HHP:6130 Advanced Skeletal Muscle Physiology  1, 3 s.h.
  • HHP:6300 Motor Control Seminar. 1 s.h.
  • HHP:6400 Integrative Physiology seminar 1 s.h.              
  • HHP:6470 Advanced Physiology of Aging  3 s.h.
  • HHP:6500 Seminar in Health Promotion 1 s.h.       
  • HHP:6510 Advanced Energetics in Health and Disease  3 s.h.
  • HHP:7300 Advanced Sensorimotor Neurophysiology  3 s.h.
  • ACB:5203 Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students   5-6 s.h.
  • BIOL:3743 Basic Biology of Human Disease   2 s.h.
  • EPID:6350 Nutrition Epidemiology   2 s.h.
  • EPID:6360 Nutrition Intervention in Clinical Trials Research   2 s.h.
  • EPID:6600 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases   3 s.h.
  • PCOL:3102 Pharmacology II: Mechanisms of Drug Action (3 sh)
  • PSY:3010 Health Psychology   3 s.h.
  • PSY:3340 Behavior Modification   3 s.h.
  • PTRS:6224 Activity-Based Neural and Musculoskeletal Plasticity in Health Care
  • PTRS:7812 Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement 3 s.h.
  • PTRS:7875 Analysis of Activity Based Plasticity  3 s.h.

Graduate Student Handbook

Graduate Student Handbook (MS)