Eligibility and Study Sites

Enrollment for STEP for MS is now closed. We successfully enrolled 379 participants in the trial. Thank you to all of our participants for their time and dedication to research.


Participation Criteria

Inclusion criteria for this study:

  • Have mild to moderate MS

  • Are between 18 and 65 years old

  • Can travel to the study site for the required training sessions and assessments

  • Have the required technology (computer or DVD player and TV, and phone)

  • Score between 4.0 and 6.5 on an assessment called “the Expanded Disability Status Scale”

  • Are medically stable or can obtain medical approval to participate in exercise studies

  • Can walk 25 feet in 6 seconds to 3 minutes

  • Can read, write, and speak English


Exclusion criteria for this study:

  • Have had an MS relapse in the past 30 days

  • Have had a fall in the past three months that the study investigator determines makes participation unsafe

  • Already exercise at recommended levels

  • Have other neurological (e.g., stroke) or musculoskeletal conditions or other co-morbidities

  • Have severe cognitive difficulties and cannot follow simple directions

  • Have any other concern that the investigators think would jeopardize your safety.


Contact Information

For general inquiries about the study, please contact:

Louise Palmer, Research Project Manager, Multiple Sclerosis Research, Shepherd Center, Atlanta: louise.palmer@shepherd.org or 404-350-7513