Exercise Physiology is the most established branch of the movement sciences. The Springfield College Exercise Physiology Program has a long-standing tradition and prestigious reputation both nationally and internationally. Within the program, students examine the physiological responses of various systems to acute and chronic exercise. This includes the study of neuromuscular function, cardiovascular physiology, the hormonal and biochemical changes associated with exercise, as well as the thermoregulatory responses. Specialty areas such as body composition, pathophysiology, and sports nutrition are also addressed.
The exercise physiology program is designed to prepare students for basic and applied research activities, as well as continued study at the doctoral level.
Facilities available for research in exercise physiology include: a large multipurpose performance assessment laboratory, a biochemistry laboratory, and a dynamometry laboratory. Research conducted by students focuses primarily on applied human performance. The presentation of student research at regional and/or national scientific meetings along with the publication of research findings is a goal of the graduate experience in exercise physiology at Springfield College.
For more information about the graduate programs in exercise physiology, contact Vincent Paolone at (413) 748-3600 or the Office of Admissions at (413) 748-3225.
Springfield College Exercise Science Programs Earn National AccreditationThe Springfield College master’s degree program in clinical exercise physiology is the first in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the bachelor’s degree program in applied exercise science is the second in the state to receive the honor. Read the full story.
Alum Receives Student Research Award
- Julia Girman G’11, received the Student Research Award at the National Strength and Conditioning Conference in Las Vegas. Read more.
The Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex
This two-story 18,900-square-foot complex provides students and faculty members with interactive and experiential learning environments, as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level. Take a photo tour, or read about our athletic training and exercise science equipment.
Athletic Training Career Day
- November 11, 2012
- The Springfield College Athletic Training Career Day provides high school students with information regarding professional preparation, credentialing and career opportunities for athletic trainers. Read more.