one of the only
universities in northwest Ohio offering a doctorate in exercise science.
The outstanding quality of The University of Toledo's graduate program in exercise science has been recognized by professionals in the industry for many years. Our alumni have made names for themselves in teaching, sports medicine, research and therapy throughout the country and internationally.
UToledo offers two graduate degrees in exercise science that prepare students for a wide range of careers. Both degrees combine course work, clinical experience and original research.
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Paid teaching assistantships. The School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences offers graduate assistantships, including teaching assistantships (TAs), research assistantships (RAs) and external clinical/practitioner assistantships.
The majority of paid, external assistantships are for students concentrating in athletic training who are assigned to a clinic or school where the student serves as an athletic trainer.
Accredited athletic training program. Graduate students expand the breadth and depth of their knowledge and make themselves more marketable in UToledo’s post-professional program. They gain autonomous clinical experience through clinical assistantships, which are offered in Division I intercollegiate athletics and high school settings. Our athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Outstanding research facilities. UToledo’s labs are as sophisticated as labs at larger universities.
Those who graduate from UToledo's exercise science program with an advanced degree in exercise science find jobs in such areas as:
Alumni have been hired as assistant professors of exercise science at such institutions as Adrian College (Michigan) and Ohio Dominican University.
Research is a primary focus in the exercise science graduate program. The interdisciplinary program also exposes graduate students to multiple dimensions of the field. Students take courses on UToledo’s Main Campus and Health Science Campus in many departments — from biology and bioengineering to public health, medical physiology and industrial hygiene.
Exercise Science Graduate Program Sample Classes
Prospective graduate students in exercise science should contact faculty who share their research interests before applying to the program.
UToledo's exercise science faculty members have expertise in a wide range of areas, from molecular to human physiology. Professors collaborate with national and international colleagues.
Some faculty and areas of interest include:
UToledo's research facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment. They are comparable to the facilities at any major research university.
The Exercise Biology Laboratories consist of:
The Cardiopulmonary and Metabolism Research Laboratory is equipped with: