Master of Science

The wheel represents a variety of clinical mediators that impact health and well-being from basic science to clinical application.Preamble to Masters Program

Thank you for your interest in our masters program in Exercise Physiology. Our MS program in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine is currently ranked 7th nationally. This is a two-year program. We have a clinical track and thesis track.

Clinical Track

Clinical track students take course work, obtain experience in various medical settings (e.g., heart cath lab etc.), and work with populations with varied health problems (heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, arthritis etc.).  Typically, we will accept up to 15 students in the clinical track each year.  Approximately 50% of the students we accept will be offered an assistantship (stipend and tuition fee waiver). Selections for assistantships are competitive and are based upon experience as well as academic qualifications and letters of recommendation.

Thesis Track

The thesis track is also a two-year program and it is designed for students who wish to engage in an intensive research training experience, in preparation for further training in a Ph.D., or MD or similar postgraduate program. Typically, we will accept up to five students in the thesis track each year and usually offer 2-3 students an assistantship (stipend and tuition fee waiver). Selections for assistantships are competitive and are based upon experience as well as academic qualifications and letters of recommendation.