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Exercise Science
The graduate certificate in clinical exercise science is designed to offer advanced, graduate level courses in exercise science to individuals wishing to prepare for the rigors of clinical exercise science practice. View the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Exercise Science graduate catalog for requirements.

The graduate certificate in corporate and worksite wellness is designed to offer advanced graduate courses to prepare exercise science practitioners for the demands of careers in corporate and worksite wellness. View the Graduate Certificate in Corporate and Worksite Wellness graduate catalog for requirements.

The graduate certificate in exercise science is designed to offer a logical, coherent, yet flexible program of study that will meet the needs of a select group of graduate students seeking to improve their skills in specialized areas of exercise science, such as ergonomics, human performance analysis, sport science and health promotion. View the Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science graduate catalog for requirements.

An applicant for admission to this certificate program should have : a) A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; b) strong background in basic sciences and applied health sciences; and, c) completed the following prerequisite courses: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology (human motion analysis), statistics, first aid, 4 semester hours of health enhancement (or physical education activity/theory). It is strongly recommended that applicants have suitable work experience in the field of exercise science.

An applicant who is deficient in no more than one prerequisite course can be considered for conditional admission status. Such an applicant will be required to complete the prerequisite course before conditional status is removed. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for conditional admission. Students who qualify for this status must complete a minimum of 8 credits of graduate course work achieving a grade point of 3.0 or above in each credit before conditional status is removed.
A candidate entering the fall or winter semester will spend one full-time academic year or two years of part-time study to successfully complete the certificate program, which requires:

  1. Completion of the core courses (refer to catalog for specific courses). Credit toward the certificate will not be given for courses with grades under 2.5.
  2. Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate certificate. In such an instance, an equal number of program-approved graduate credits will be required.
Physical Therapy

Specialize in a specific area of therapeutic healing with a physical therapy graduate certificate. Programs offered include:

Visit Graduate Admissions for the online applications to any of the certificate programs.

Copies of the current university graduate catalog may be obtained at either the University Book Center or by mail. Please specify that you want the graduate catalog. Address your request to: University Services, Oakland University, Catalog Request, Rochester, MI 48309. Or view the graduate catalog online. Please note, the University has changed to 4-digit course numbers. If you have any questions regarding courses, please contact Lori Boughner at

A summary of tuition and costs for post professional programs can be found here. For more information, visit the Tuition & Costs page of the Student Financial Services department.