M.S. in Exercise Physiology—Clinical

Carroll's Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (MEXP) program with a clinical emphasis offers small, convenient classes that put the focus on you. Our program provides an innovative curriculum taught by faculty with a reputation of teaching excellence and innovation. Extensive hands-on experience both in and outside the classroom prepares you for future job success. The clinical focus of the MEXP program includes more than 700 hours of clinical internships and prepares you to immediately sit for the ACSM-RCEP exam upon graduation. You'll be prepared for careers in inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, stress testing, preventive cardiology programs and various wellness related settings that cater to clients with current or ongoing health conditions.


Start by requesting a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology course sequence plan.

About the Program

Exercise physiology is the scientific study of the physiological mechanisms underlying human movement. Our program focuses on developing the skills and abilities for the comprehensive design and delivery of programs and services to include assessment, enhancement of health and fitness, the prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases and/or disabilities.

Carroll University’s exercise physiology program prepares qualified professionals at the master's level to work in clinical rehabilitation settings, health promotion/preventative settings and college/university settings. Upon graduation, our students possess the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in the field to sit for a variety of clinical and related specialty certifications, and/or doctoral level work in exercise physiology or other allied health disciplines.

Graduate into a high-demand career

When you graduate from Carroll’s Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program, you’ll be career ready for a variety of positions, including:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Clinical exercise specialist
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise test technologist
  • Adjunct faculty/instructors

Your advanced degree will prepare you for opportunities in multiple job settings, including:

  • Stress testing
  • Cardiac rehabilitation/preventive cardiology
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Diabetes treatment center
  • Cancer center
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physician groups
  • Hospital-based fitness centers
  • Hospital-based research centers
  • National organizations and government agencies related to health and fitness
  • Universities and colleges


Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jessica Brown

Dr. Jessica Brown

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science - Applied Clinical Practice
Brian Edlbeck

Brian Edlbeck

Clinical Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology
Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Training Program Director
Thomas Pahnke

Thomas Pahnke

Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy
Dr. Daniel Shackelford

Dr. Daniel Shackelford

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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