Benedictine University's Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (M.S.C.E.P.) program is a two-year, part-time program designed in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine for certification as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (What is a C.E.P.?). Graduates of this program will develop the skills and qualifications to work in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and in the rehabilitation of those who have experienced cardiovascular problems. The program is academically demanding and requires considerable commitment on the part of the student. If you are a highly motivated person who takes pride in building a sound scientific knowledge base about exercise physiology, we encourage you to contact us to set up an interview and an opportunity to see our facilities.
Regina Schurman, Ed.D. successfully defended her doctoral thesis: "Is there a model for success? Exploring the facets of sustainable professional employment among the graduates of clinical exercise physiology programs" on May 10, 2012. This was the culmination of two years of classwork and the evaluation of 21 hours of interviews with professionals in the field of exercise physiology. Her analysis resulted in the development of a model of the criteria identified by these professionals that were essential for achieving professional success as a clinical exercise physiologist. Her work will directly impact the students in our masters programs and will serve as an important resource in the literature as exercise physiologists weigh the importance of licensure for their profession. Congratulations Dr. Regina Schurman!