Exercise Science Master's Program

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City

Study human movement and work with advanced athletes and people with health issues who may benefit from the thoughtful application of evidence-based exercise testing and programming.

What Can You Do with an Exercise Science Degree?

With a master’s in exercise science you will open the doors to a number of career opportunities including clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training and strength and conditioning. Some students will decide to continue their education pursuing doctoral degrees in allied health or exercise physiology or go to medical school.

Why Earn Your Master’s in Exercise Science at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Prepare to work with a wide range of clients, including high-level athletes, as well as others with cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic or metabolic issues, and be eligible for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) clinical certification.
  • Take advantage of our flexible program format with online course options and personal attention in small classes taught by leaders in exercise science.
  • Benefit from being part of a STEM-designated program, letting future employers know you graduated from a rigorous program.
  • Gain access to top-level internships in the New York area and life-changing job opportunities. 
94%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020
of our graduate students say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020

The exercise science graduate program offers state-of-the-art training and laboratory facilities with onsite experiences, including an adult fitness/cardiac rehabilitation program, a sports conditioning program, and an adolescent nutrition and exercise intervention program, supported by dynamic, caring faculty while maintaining a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Robert M. Otto, PhD Professor, Director of the Department of Health and Sports Sciences

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Apply your classroom knowledge in professional settings. Recent internship opportunities in the New York area have included:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

Our Research Labs

Engage with the latest technology for exercise testing in Adelphi’s state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab. Develop exercise training initiatives and work with clients in our on-site adult fitness center, gaining invaluable experience in testing, programming and interpersonal skill-building.

Adelphi students working in the Human Performance Laboratory.


Program Info

Application Requirements

In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Final transcript stating bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Prerequisites with a minimum grade of B:
    • Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology with a Lab are required.

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