Master of Science

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology involves using exercise to help people improve physical and mental health and fitness, prevent or treat chronic diseases and disabilities and guide athletes and others in athletics and sports training. Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Exercise Physiology prepares you for a career in this fascinating field, which is expanding rapidly, in part, because of America’s aging population. 

Graduate Program Tabs

Goals and course topics

Exercise physiology involves using exercise to help people improve physical and mental health and fitness, prevent or treat chronic diseases and disabilities and guide athletes and others in athletics and sports training. Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Exercise Physiology prepares you for a career in this fascinating field, which is expanding rapidly, in part, because of America’s aging population. Exercise physiology jobs are expected to grow 10% faster than all other occupations, on average, in the next eight years. 

Your clinical exercise physiology program

TU’s exercise physiology program is an in-depth exploration of a broad range of topics. Students learn about the impact of exercise on the body, psychosocial factors that influence health, how medications affect exercise therapies and how recommended medical dietary and nutritional changes can improve exercise capability. An MS degree in TU’s new Allied Health field ideally positions students to compete effectively in the growing exercise physiology profession. It is an in-person program with some online components.   

Practical education

The best education programs link knowledge to professional practice to prepare students to succeed in the real world. In addition to faculty members with advanced exercise physiology expertise, TU recently invested in a new Exercise Science Lab to give students valuable hands-on practice. The MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology program also offers opportunities to earn certifications as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine and as a Certified Special Populations Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Students will have the ability to earn these certifications as part of the required program curriculum.  
Students who earn MS degrees in clinical exercise physiology enjoy a wide range of career options in private, corporate and public health settings, as well as prerequisites for future doctoral study.  

 

Program starts, pending accreditation approval of the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department Of Higher Education. 

  • CEP505 Exercise, Health and Disease 
  • CEP605 Exercise Biochemistry and Metabolism 
  • CEP550 Practicum I
  • CEP535 Nutritional Concepts for Disease Prevention and Management
  • CEP625 Advanced Exercise Physiology & Lab
  • CEP575 Exercise Pharmacology 
  • CEP650 Practicum II (I)
  • CEP665 Exercise for Special Populations
  • CEP675 Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription & Lab 
  • CEP585 Research Seminar 
  • CEP580 Behavior Change and Wellness Coaching
  • CEP685 Internship (Practicum II)

Total Credit Hours – 33

On Campus – 7-week semester format, starting in August 2021

There are no related concentrations available

Exercise for Special Populations and Lab (CEP665) – This course is designed to apply theoretical knowledge in the areas of basic pathophysiology and science of health status, condition, disorder or disease, client consultation, program planning, safety, emergency procedures, and legal issues. These topics are relevant for working with special population clients of all ages. Emphasis will be placed on the successful completion of the National Strength and Conditioning Certified Special Population Specialist examination.

Advanced Exercise Physiology & Lab (CEP625)
Students will actively engage in the detailed study and application of principles of human physiology with an emphasis on the variations and alterations in metabolic pathways, the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular, endocrine, and musculoskeletal systems as a result of sedentary behavior, acute and chronic exercise, and environmental conditions. Furthermore, students will learn and apply testing techniques for evaluating the capacity of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscular systems during labs. During laboratory experiences, students will also learn blood analysis techniques in exercise physiology and preventive 

If you want to learn more about our online or on-campus programs for working adults, click here.

Faculty

Ana Paula Fantini
Ana Paula Fantini

Ana Paula Fantini, Ph.D.

FantiniAP@tiffin.edu
419-448-3373

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D., Physiology, Kent State
  • M.A., Union College
  • B.S., Union College
  • B.S., Union College

Ana Paula Fantini, Ph.D.

Professor Fantini obtained double major in Physical Education and Sports Management, minors in Health and General Business, and a master's degree in Health and Physical Education from Union College. She earned her Ph.D. in Physiology from Kent State University. She started her teaching career in 2007 as an adjunct instructor for the Health, Kinesiology, and Physical Education Department at Lincoln Memorial University. In 2010 her teaching career continued at Tiffin University. She taught classes for the School of Business in Sports Management as she developed the major in Exercise Science for Tiffin University. Currently, Professor Fantini oversees and teaches the major in Exercise Science for the School of Arts & Sciences.

Ana Paula Fantini, Ph.D...
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology
Ana Paula Fantini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

GhoshS@tiffin.edu
419-448-3591

Professor of Science

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.E.S., Baylor University
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghosh joined Tiffin University in the fall of 2008 as Associate Professor of Science, after beginning her teaching career in India. Dr. Ghosh taught courses in physiology and electron microscopy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Later she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois working in toxicology at the Veterinary School of Medicine and a Postdoctoral Research associate at Tulane University Medical Center, where she worked in the area of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Ghosh has presented her research at various scientific meetings and has published over 12 papers in reputed scientific journals.

Since 2001, Dr. Ghosh has taught in area colleges and universities in Ohio teaching a variety of courses at Terra Community College in Fremont, The University of Findlay, both Heidelberg College and Tiffin University in Tiffin. She has also developed and taught a number of seated and online classes. While teaching at Tiffin University, her courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, and Oceanography at the undergraduate level and The History and Philosophy of Scientific Exploration at the graduate level.

In 2006 and 2008, Dr. Ghosh assisted with the organization and implementation of the highly successful India Study Abroad Program conducted by Tiffin University and The University of Findlay respectively. She has also served as a judge at various science fairs in Illinois and Ohio.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Matthew McCabe
Matthew McCabe

Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.

mccabemd@tiffin.edu
567-268-6026

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D., in Health Education, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Ohio University
  • B.S. in Sports Management with a concentration in Exercise Science, Wilmington College

Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.

Matthew joined Tiffin University from the University of Cincinnati where he earned his doctorate in Health Education. He earned a Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a concentration in Exercise Science from Wilmington College.

Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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