First MSEP Cohort


Winter 2017 Kinesiology Newsletter

In August we welcomed our first cohort of MS in Exercise Physiology students: Nicholas Bellamy, David Berglind, Stephanie Driskell, Jacob Hirst, Josiah McGuire, Alyssa Metallo, and Alyssa Tompkins.

The MSEP is a 12-15 month graduate program comprised of 35-36 credit hours, with optional thesis. Cohorts of up to 20 students begin every summer. SAU undergraduates can transfer up to 6 credits of 500-level coursework. The program features personalized attention from highly-qualified kinesiology professors and a research-focused curriculum with potential for clinical work.

Admission requirements are a BS in exercise science or science-based program from an accredited institu-tion; undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0; 2 letters of reference, at least one from a faculty member; GRE score (waived for recent St. Ambrose graduates); and a personal statement, which should include information on why you are pursuing this degree and what preparation you have had for the program. Deadline for full consideration is January 31. 

Students who graduate from this program will be prepared to enter graduate studies for health professions such as physical therapy, ready to attain certifications, and well qualified for doctoral programs in exercise physiology, as conducting research is a big part of this program. Exercise physiologists work in a variety of settings: research, education, nutrition and healthcare.

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