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Health & Safety Information

Remote work and classes will continue through Sunday, January 30, 2022. All student services will remain accessible both remotely and in person, and athletics, theatre and most other events will continue as planned. For more information, view the university's health and safety protocols. Visit the  Winter 2022 Student Services Guide for information about student support services and campus activities available during the remote period.

What You Learn

You receive instruction and clinical experience in nutrition, fitness and wellness, and learn strategies for motivating clients to exercise and change lifestyle behaviors that lead to improved quality of life.

  • Engage in 400 hours of hands-on learning in a fitness setting or healthcare clinic
  • Perform, evaluate and interpret exercise tests and develop the knowledge, strategies and skills needed to prescribe exercise programs
  • Explore approaches to nutrition and weight-management counseling
  • Use theory and practice to assess, design and implement supervised exercise programs for people with varied health-related needs

Admission Requirements

Required Courses

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Master of Science in Exercise Science

The program currently offers a concentration in exercise physiology.

Application Deadline
Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Program Coordinator:
Walter Andzel, Ed.D.
D'Angola 172
(908) 737-5462

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

Graduates of Kean's exercise science program find positions as:

  • Corporate health promotion specialists

  • Strength coaches — high school, university and professional level

  • Clinical exercise physiologist specialists -- at hospitals and rehabilitation centers

  • Sports performance coaches at sports medicine centers

  • Personal trainers at health clubs

  • Lecturers or assistant professors of exercise science, at the community college and/or university level



Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 13 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Average salary with an M.S. degree in exercise science

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Kean University is a registered Exercise is Medicine® On Campus organization. Exercise is Medicine® on Campus calls upon universities and colleges to become engaged in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health; the EIM Solution. The EIM Solution aims to link the clinic to the community in combating today’s most common chronic conditions through physical activity. The university/college setting is seen as the microcosm that can help bring both together in accomplishing this goal.

EIM on Campus is designed to engage universities and colleges, their students, faculty, and staff in ongoing efforts to improve physical fitness, health and wellness across campus.

For more information or to get involved please contact:

Adam Eckart, MS, CSCS, ACSM-EIM

Program Coordinator, B.S. Exercise Science