Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Admissions
Applicants to the Master of Science in exercise science and health promotion online program should be a fitness, health, exercise science or wellness professional, health educator, coach, or military personnel. Additionally, you should be certified, licensed or registered in one of the following: athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, physician assistant, nursing, chiropractic or other similar health care profession.
The program is also a possibility for those wishing to make career changes and looking to enter the fitness related fields. Additionally, recent graduates from undergraduate programs in Physical Education, Coaching, Sport Management, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science and other similar programs are good candidates to enter this program.
Students in the Master of Science in exercise science and health promotion program will also be required to have a minimum overall undergraduate 2.50 GPA based on a 4.00 scale. All students who do not have a minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA, will be admitted provisionally based on maintaining a 3.00 GPA in their first semester.
Candidates with a GPA below the required minimum 2.50 GPA will be considered if they submit two professional letters of recommendation and a current resume indicating at least five years experience in the field as well as listing three references.
To apply, submit the following to:
School of Graduate Studies and Research, Box 91
Attn: MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
- Online Application plus $25 nonrefundable application fee
- An official transcript reflecting a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Official transcripts from institutions where a degree was not conferred will only be required in cases where the student wishes to have a transfer of credit evaluation completed.
Note: Applicants may be contacted for a phone or e-mail interview with the program coordinator to determine success in a web-based learning environment.
If you already have your master's degree, you can learn how to apply for our post-master's letter of completion program here.