We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs that will prepare you for integration into clinical health professions. A variety of tailored courses will help you develop strong physiological understanding combined with practical application and critical thinking. We have a new physiology laboratory that combines methods and tools for research and application of concepts learned to both clinical and performance populations. We've also developed strong connections within the greater Denver area for community collaboration and clinical experience.
In Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP), exercise is used to help patients manage or reduce their risk of chronic disease. Clinical exercise physiologists develop exercise recommendations, administer diagnostics tests and provide guidance that promotes healthy lifestyles. This master’s degree program provides knowledge and experiences in preventive and rehabilitative practices for patients at-risk of or challenged by chronic diseases, as well as healthy and low risk populations. The curriculum provides the knowledge, experience, and skills needed by individuals preparing for completion of the ACSM clinical exercise physiologist certification exam.
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MS-CEP Coursework Samples
Required courses, including:
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physiology
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Research Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Responsible Conduct in Research
Also requires a capstone project in clinical exercise physiology.
Elective course options:
Blood Vessel Development and Disease
Viruses and Infectious Human Diseases
High Altitude Physiology
Cellular Aspects of Diabetes and Obesity
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Coursework listed is not comprehensive. Consult the DU Graduate Bulletin for full requirements and coursework listings.
2024 Virtual Information Sessions
MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology Info Sessions
We hold periodic information sessions for the MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology—check here for dates and check back for regular updates if no upcoming dates are listed. All sessions are listed in Mountain Time.
Wed Feb 14 at 6-7pm
Mon Feb 19 at 6-7pm
Wed Feb 28 at 6-7pm
Mon Mar 4 at 6-7pm
Wed Mar 13 at 6-7pm
Mon Apr 1 at 6-7pm
Wed April 17 at 6-7pm
Mon Apr 29 at 6-7pm
Wed May 15 at 6-7pm
The Zoom link for all info sessions is here.