Program Description


Cardiac rehabilitation specialist, stress test technologist, health promotion program director, health and fitness consultant, or strength and conditioning specialist. Those are just a few career paths you can consider in the ever-expanding medical field with an MS in Health and Human Performance.

Program Description

Choose a specialty track in cardiac rehabilitation, health promotion, or strength and conditioning. Either way, you will be trained by experts in the field as you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to further your career as a health professional. You will also be well prepared to go on for a terminal degree to become a medical doctor or physical therapist.

State of the art facilities and equipment enable you to practice stress testing and electrocardiography, use metabolic analyzers to assess aerobic fitness, or use the Bod Pod or underwater weigh tank to measure body composition. You will also gain hands on field experience through internships or a thesis project.


This hybrid program, with classes on campus and online, allows you the flexibility of a virtual classroom along with convenient use of on-campus facilities.

About Canisius College

Consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York and one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 37 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo. We are a masters-level, comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that are distinguished by close student-faculty collaboration and experiential learning opportunities that transform the mind and spirit. Canisius promotes the Jesuit principles of excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a distinct core curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts.