Department of Health and Sport Sciences

MS in Exercise Science with STEM-Designation

The program is designed to prepare students to work with a wide variety of populations including high level and recreational athletes as well as people who are diagnosed with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, orthopedic and metabolic problems.

Graduates of the Exercise Science Program go on to careers in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning. Some pursue doctoral degrees in Allied Health, Medical School, and Exercise Physiology.


The College of Education and Health Studies’ Master of Exercise Science program has been designated a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree.

What’s the benefit to you? By becoming a STEM-designated program, the MS in Exercise Science:

  • Lets students and employers know that this is a quantitatively rigorous program.
  • As an international student, this program extends your Optional Practical Training time to enhance your career prospects.

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Optional emphasis in adult fitness/cardiac rehabilitation, research or sports medicine.

How do I apply for the Ms in exercise science program?

In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:  

  • Official transcripts from all Universities attended
  • Final transcript stating Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two Letters of recommendation 
  • Essay
  • Resume is preferred

» Apply to the MS in Exercise Science

Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Find more information and download the Graduate Assistantship application (DOC) for the Exercise Science master’s degree program. Save the form to your computer. After you complete the form email the attachment to

Exercise Science student monitors submerged athlete in pool


For further information, please contact:

Department of Health and Sport Sciences
Woodruff Hall
p – 516.877.4260

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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