Exercise Science

Students measure the lung capacity of an athlete running on a treadmill.


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Program Director
Hirofumi Tanaka

Our Exercise Science program offers students the opportunity to explore practical areas of study that prepare them for a career promoting healthy lifestyles. Additionally, graduate students can focus on a research-intensive route that benefits from the vast amount of resources and knowledge provided by the university and faculty. Each student is provided an advisor that will guide them through their degree to ensure they are enrolling in coursework. These courses will combine multidisciplinary studies in:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Learning and Control

Exercise Science provides several options for graduate degrees. We offer an M.Ed. program that aims to prepare students to work in clinical rehabilitation and sport science and nutrition fields. Our research driven degrees include M.S. and Ph.D. programs that pair students with a faculty mentor. These programs carry out research in topics studying cardiovascular performance, neural control of muscles, nutrition and other subjects related to health and movement.