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Master of Science in Integrative Exercise Science

Prepare to make a positive impact. Gain real-world experience. Unlock a world of career opportunities.

Our unique master's degree program combines traditional Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology to give you a comprehensive knowledge base and diverse skillset to prepare for a successful career in the ever-evolving health care landscape.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible evening classes and part-time study option
  • Foundational didactic coursework in applied Exercise Science
  • Lab and classroom instruction in the development of exercise testing and programming skills for a wide variety of patients and populations
  • Diverse practicum experiences taught by industry professionals
  • Clinical internships in local medical facilities
  • Collaborative research opportunities resulting in a professional presentation
  • Top-notch preparation for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exam
  • Graduates land careers with top employers in the region and beyond, including St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Mount Sinai Health System
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Career Pathways

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Medical Device Education

EKG Stress Testing

Human and Sports Performance

Corporate Fitness

Pharmaceutical Sales & Research

Community College Instructor

Aerospace Physiology

Medical Software Integration

Research: Spinal Cord, Cardiovascular,
Obesity, Pulmonary

Dana Musgnung ’20, Manager of Fitness Programs at Lehigh Valley Health Network Fitness

I chose Cedar Crest for my Exercise Science master’s degree for multiple reasons: It's the perfect location- being near two major health networks gave us tons of experience and networking opportunities; the flexible schedule allowed me to work while also completing my degree requirements; and the program's design- most exercise science graduate programs that I investigated only offered a clinical or research focus, but not the integration of both. I was excited for both the clinical experiences and the opportunity to conduct research with the completion of a master’s thesis all in one program! Cedar Crest's program made me feel confident in my knowledge and ability to work with anyone who comes to the fitness center to exercise."

-Dana Musgnung ’20, Manager of Fitness Programs at Lehigh Valley Health Network Fitness

Why choose Cedar Crest College?

Empowerment, excellence, and advocacy.

Cedar Crest College has a long tradition of providing education and aid to the underserved. More than 150 years ago, nine young women gathered in a basement to pursue higher learning at a time when educational opportunities for women were rare.

Since that time, the school has maintained its dedication to empowerment through education as an undergraduate women’s college, while expanding its medical, adult, and graduate educational programs into co-ed experiences.

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Location, location, location

Situated in the heart of Lehigh Valley, PA, a thriving area with multitudes of experiential options — both for your clinical experiences and for your social life. Magnet hospitals. Assisted living centers. Outpatient clinics.

Plus, it's a foodie’s paradise. Concerts. Robust art scene. Still want more? We’re just a hop, skip and a jump from Philly. NYC. Washington D.C. The beach. The mountains. They say location is everything, and Lehigh Valley has it all.

Support when you need it

At Cedar Crest, you’ll be surrounded by highly experienced, supportive faculty and fellow students who are driven to influence positive change in the lives of others.

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