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Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration prepares you for employment in the health promotion industry as well as for health-related graduate programs (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic).

Through specialized coursework in this program, you'll gain familiarity with clinical conditions often seen in physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, & athletic training offices.

In This Program

You'll learn how to use state-of-the art equipment in our physiology and anatomy labs including ECG, cardio/pulmonary measurement, blood flow analysis, and body composition analysis.

You'll complete coursework that provides knowledge and skills to find employment upon graduation or apply to competitive clinical graduate programs.

You'll gain real life experience through the completion of a 240 hour clinical internship.

In Their Words

"The Exercise and Sports Science department at Fitchburg State offers state-of-the-art equipment and labs that are unmatched. The program was wonderful and I would recommend it to any student wishing to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. My internship experience was probably one of the most important puzzle pieces of my educational career. I learned everything I needed to solidify that entering the field of PT was what I wanted to do. I felt very prepared transitioning into a full time DPT program after graduating from Fitchburg."
                                                          Haley Stack, '15, Physical Therapist

Program Information

Experiential Opportunities

The following is a sample of clinical sites where students have interned:  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Emerson Hospital, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Heywood Hospital, Metrowest Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Natick Sports Chiropratic, Tufts Medical Center, Physical Therapy Plus


Curriculum for Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration, B.S.

Plans of Study

Choose from the Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration or one of the tracks below.

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