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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 master’s program in Exercise Physiology. Our MS program in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine is currently ranked 7th nationally. Our master’s program is separated into either a clinical track and thesis track.

Clinical Track (3-4 semester program)

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, up to 15 students are accepted in the clinical track each year.  Approximately 50% of the students accepted 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.  The program begins in the summer semester.

Thesis Track (2 year program)

The thesis track is 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, up to five students will be accepted  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. The program begins in the fall semester.