Physical Education and Health
263 Alden St
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States
The Springfield College exercise physiology program has a prestigious reputation both nationally and internationally. Students take a variety of physiology courses aimed at giving them a broad grasp of the field of exercise physiology. They also take classes in the research sequence which prepare them to critically analyze the current literature and design research studies to add to the body of literature with the goal of publication in the field of exercise physiology. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to seek employment in the field or to continue their education in a related allied health field or a relevant doctorate.
Students in the exercise physiology program can focus on clinical exercise physiology or applied exercise physiology.
Master's Degree, MS, Exercise Physiology (Master's Degree)
Director of Graduate Admissions
Exercise Physiology is an extension of physiology that focuses on the changes in physiological function which occur as the human organism moves from an inactive state to an active state. In exercise physiology acute responses to a single exercise session as well as chronic adaptations to a series of exercise sessions are studied. The physiological adaptation to exercise stress is investigated with the intention of gaining an understanding of exercise induced improvements and adaptations in physiological function.
The Exercise Physiology Program of Springfield College has a longstanding tradition and prestigious reputation both nationally and internationally.
Facilities available for research in exercise physiology include: a large multipurpose human performance laboratory, a bod pod, a strength laboratory, a biochemistry laboratory which houses state of the art research equipment, as well as metabolic testing equipment. The presentation of student research at regional and/or national scientific meetings along with the publication of research findings is one of the goals of the graduate experience in exercise physiology.
Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any of three courses will be dismissed from the program.