The Exercise Physiology program at Midwestern State University prides itself on its heavy emphasis on research. The program is centered on research conducted both independently and in a classroom setting. Students finish the program well-prepared for research in the exercise physiology field, clinical work, and strength and conditioning. Graduates often go on to perform clinical work associated with exercise and health, to work in strength and conditioning programs, and to serve as coaches. Additionally, all graduates of MSU’s Exercise Physiology program who have applied to doctoral programs have been accepted.
The faculty members are well-connected with other academic institutions and organizations connected to the exercise physiology field, including the Olympic Training Center. The diverse group of professors in the Exercise Physiology program has completed cardio pulmonary research as well as research in the areas of biomechanical electromyography and applied strength and conditioning. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, professors in this field are able to provide students with the individualized attention needed to flourish in an academic setting.