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Master of Education in Exercise Science

Cleveland State University's Master of Education in Exercise Science program helps students develop skills to organize and lead exercise programs in a variety of settings, including cardiac rehabilitation centers, corporate- and hospital-based wellness programs, strength & conditioning programs, and private physical fitness enterprises.

The primary focus of study is exercise physiology and its applications to physical activity programs. The program has a Laboratory-based hands-on approach to learning and applying the principles of exercise science. All graduate courses are offered online or in the evenings to accommodate students with other commitments.

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Department of Health & Human Performance
Phone: 216.687.4870
d.troupe@csuohio.edu

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • For all college M.Ed. programs that do not lead to a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education, candidates must satisfy one of the following:
     
    • Undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 (3.0 if the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application)OR
    • Completion of twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate coursework (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses OR
    • A score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination

 

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50 iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester - July 21st
    • Spring Semester - December 10th
    • Summer Semester - April 14th

Program Requirements

 

  • HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
  • PED 565 - Law & Policy Studies In Sport & Physical Education OR 
  • HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior

 

  • PED 672 - Lab Techniques in Exercise Science
  • PED 570 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • PED 675 - Physiology Of Human Performance I
  • PED 676 - Physiology Of Human Performance II
  • HED 575 - Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • HPR 680 - Practicum Or
  • HPR 681 - Practicum (register for 4 credits if elective totals three)

 

  • Select two courses based on advisor approval:
  • HED 552 - Health Education Program Planning
  • HED 570 - Pathophysiology Of Disease
  • HED 574 - Stress Management
  • HED 585 - Worksite Health Promotion
  • HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
  • PED 572 - Physiology Of Aging
  • PED 677 - Prevention & Rehabilitation Of Cardiovascular Disease
  • HED 577 - Social Issues & Needs In Nutrition
  • HED 584 - Food Politics and Obesity
  • PED 593 - Sports Nutrition
  • PED 593 - Pathophysiology of Obesity
  • PED 594 - Biomechanics
  • PED 595 - Training & Conditioning
  • PED 672 - Lab Techniques in Exercise Science
  • Choose one option:
  • Comprehensive Exam (register for HPR 691 if no other course that semester)
  • HPR 698 - Project
  • HPR 699  - Thesis 
Did You Know?

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026.

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Career Outcomes

  • Graduates will be prepared for careers in: clinical/cardiac rehabilitation, sports performance, health and fitness, strength training and conditioning, research, and corporate wellness. 
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: EXOS, Cleveland Clinic, Anthem, NovaCare Rehabilitation, MG8 Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, and Maxim Healthcare Services.