School of Health Science & Education
Master of Science in Exercise Oncology
Master of Science in Exercise Oncology Degree
The Master of Science in Exercise Oncology (Exercise Oncology, MS) at Saint Francis University is the first master's program in the nation with a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical exercise physiology specializing in exercise oncology. This specialization offers a deep dive into the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cancer. Students will engage in hands-on learning through a clinical experience on campus.
Offered: On-Campus with Clinical Components
Some courses can be taken online
CURRICULUM & COURSES
Changing Lives through Enhanced Health & Performance
The need for health professionals in cancer care is expected to grow well into the 21st century, which makes the study of clinical exercise physiology an excellent choice for those seeking employment directly after graduation. The body of knowledge on the efficacy of exercise in disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation is firm. Exercise is becoming an accepted and expected standard of care, with significant advances in the area of cancer. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) task force is seeking clinical exercise physiologists as qualified health professionals. The need for more efficient and effective means of preventing disease and maintaining the health of populations and our planet will continue to increase the demand for graduates with a focus on patient-centered care.
A Survivor's Perspective
"I'm grateful that an organization like this cares enough to create a cancer care team, and sees the importance of helping build the foundation of getting well and staying well." ~Linda Gilroy Palmer, breast and ovarian cancer survivor.
Exercise Oncology faculty members are passionate about improving post-acute treatment for cancer survivors. While each professor approaches healing from his or her own area of specialization, they see the power in combining forces. The interdisciplinary curriculum is taught by faculty specializing in Biology, Exercise Physiology, Medicine, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work.