Program Description


This degree program is preparation for a career as a clinical exercise physiologist, who usually works in concert with medical professionals to guide exercise and rehabilitation programs for at-risk clients and clients with chronic diseases. The American College of Sports Medicine is the national association responsible for establishing guidelines and recommendations for exercise testing, prescription and evaluation of research for both healthy and chronic disease populations. The ACSM registered clinical exercise physiologist certification is deemed "ACSM's most prestigious credential for clinical professionals with a master's degree who work with clients currently under the care of a physician for cardiovascular; pulmonary; metabolic; orthopedic or musculoskeletal; neuromuscular; and neoplastic immunological or hematological diseases." This degree will provide the knowledge, clinical experience and skills needed to prepare individuals for successful completion of the registration examination for the RCEP certification.

About Arizona State University - Tempe

Arizona State University--Tempe is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 41,828, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 661 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arizona State University--Tempe's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 129. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,158 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,458 (2015-16). Arizona State University—Tempe, which has one of the largest undergraduate populations in the nation, offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular options. Collectively, the campuses in Tempe and three other locations in the Phoenix area offer students more than 300 undergraduate academic programs to pick from and more than 500 clubs and organizations to check out. For time away from Arizona, students can choose from more than 250 study abroad options. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they commute from a parent's home, are married or fall under other exceptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly known for their baseball prowess.