Clinical Track

This is a two year program. The following courses or equivalents are required. Typically ~ 70% of the students admitted to the Masters clinical track receive graduate assistantships (teaching or clinical laboratory assistantships). Funding is dependent upon availability of departmental resources and departmental needs.

Year I - Fall

  • PSIO 743
    Fundamentals of Physiology
    5 Hours
  • EXPH 670
    Lab Techniques & Methods II (ECG)
    3 Hours
  • STAT 511
    Statistics (or another approved statistics)
    3 - 4 Hours

Year I - Spring

  • EXPH 567
    Exercise Physiology 2
    4 Hours
  • PCOL 549
    Applied Pharmacology
    4 Hours
  • EXPH 693
    Research Methods & Design
    4 Hours
  • Elective**
    0 - 4 Hours

Year II - Summer

  • EXPH 680
    Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology
    3 Hours
  • EXPH 695
    Independent Study
    1 Hour
  • Elective**
    3 Hours

Year II - Fall

  • EXPH 681
    Clinical Exercise Prescription
    4 Hours
  • EXPH 460
    Pathophysiology
    3 Hours
  • EXPH 672
    Professional Field Placement
    2 Hours
  • EXPH 696
    Graduate Seminar
    1 Hour
  • Elective**
    2 - 4 Hours

Year II - Spring

  • EXPH 696
    Graduate Seminar
    1 Hour
  • EXPH 673
    Exercise Prescription
    3 Hours
  • EXPH 672
    Professional Field Placement
    2 Hours
  • Elective**
    3 Hours

Recommended Electives

  • EXPH 691G  
    Anatomy – 3 credits (Summer)
  • HN&F 619  
    Nutrition and Disease – 3 credits (Spring)
  • EXPH 697  
    Research 1-4 (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • AGBI 610  
    General Biochemistry – 4 credits (Fall)
  • EXPH 791C  
    Advance Cardiovascular Physiology, Fall (3 credits)
  • EXPH 786  
    Musculoskeletal Biology, Spring (3 credits)
  • EXPH 693F  
    Applied Biomechanics, Spring (3 credits)
  • EXPH 693G  
    Advanced Neuromechanics, Fall (4 credits)

Policy for Grades and Academic Standards in Graduate School

Masters students must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better to graduate. Any letter grade less than a "B" is considered unsatisfactory because it is "Substandard for graduate students" at West Virginia University (West Virginia University Graduate Catalogue). ALL graduate courses should have a letter grade of "B" or better and ALL EXPH courses must have a letter grade of "B" or better to graduate. The graduate policy for Exercise Physiology is that for graduation, students can obtain a maximum of one (1) "C" in a non-EXPH course. If a student obtains a "C" in an EXPH course, the student must retake that course and/or take another appropriate replacement course as approved by the student’s advisor and graduate committee, and obtain a grade of "B" or better in that course before being certified for graduation. For example, if a student obtained a "C" in EITHER (not both) STAT 511 or PCOL 549 in the masters curriculum and the student's cumulative GPA was 3.0 or above, the student could still graduate. If the student obtained a letter grade of "C" in EXPH 673, he/she must retake the class even if their GPA is above 3.0.