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Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness and Fitness CurriculumMaster of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness and Fitness Curriculum

Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness and Fitness Curriculum

In response to great demand, the wellness and fitness track is designed for the health/fitness professional, personal trainer, educator, military professional, coach and others who want to learn about fitness training program design and wellness programs for the general population. Research and current issues in the fitness industry, as well as, wellness programs will be a focus of the courses. Students enrolled in this track are prepared to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer(CPT) certification.

The exercise science and health promotion online program can be completed in 12 consecutive months attending full-time or 17 consecutive months attending part-time.

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Get a description of each of Cal U's Wellness & Fitness courses from our Course Catalog here.

Full-Time Course Sequence:

Part-Time Course Sequence:

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.

Core Courses24 Credits

PRF 700Orientation to Exercise Science and Wellness3
PRF 701Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training3
PRF 705Industrial, Clinical and Corporate Wellness3
PRF 715Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry3
PRF 720Essentials of Human Movement Science3
PRF 760Leadership and Professional Development3
PRF 765Nutrition for Peak Performance3
PRF 770Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription3

Wellness and Fitness Track12 credits

PRF 800Research in Fitness and Wellness3
PRF 711An Integrated Approach to Fitness and Wellness3
PRF 751Program Design in Fitness and Wellness3
PRF 781Current Topics in Fitness and Wellness3

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