The Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University offers a combined Master of Public Health / Master of Science in Exercise Science. This dual degree program allows qualified students to achieve their goal of obtaining a more robust understanding of public health through an MPH degree while also completing their master's in exercise science. Coursework consists of advanced physiology, such as musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems, and the assessment and prescription of exercise and physical activity in the context of the social determinants of health. Graduates of the program will benefit from having a greater understanding of public health issues in the fields of exercise and physical activity, in order to better design exercise prescription programs in the healthcare industry that aim to improve the health of individuals and communities.
The Northeastern University Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside of schools of public health.
Up to 15 credits of coursework in the dual-degree program can be counted toward both the MPH degree and the MS degree.