Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Online Graduate Certificate

About Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Get the right training to promote top athletic performance.

To work even more effectively with athletes and other physically active people, choose the online graduate certificate in performance enhancement and injury prevention in the exercise science and health promotion program at California University of Pennsylvania.

Earn your certificate in performance enhancement and injury prevention in as little as 10 months. Cal U's 100% online certificate program is designed for those with a graduate degree in a related field such as exercise science, psychology, physical education, nursing, teaching or athletic training.

The certificate in performance enhancement and injury prevention is part of Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program, ranked #15 in 2017 Top Online Colleges for Exercise Science Degree, according to GuidetoOnlineSchools.com.

Online study makes quality education accessible.

This 100% online certificate in performance enhancement and injury prevention is designed for:

  • Health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, coaches.
  • Educators.
  • Military professionals.
  • Others who want to learn about performance enhancement and fitness training program design.

You'll focus on the latest research and issues in sports performance training and injury prevention, and be prepared for the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam for Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND INJURY PREVENTION

Current Topics
Coursework focuses on research and the latest issues in sports performance training and injury prevention. You'll study functional anatomy, functional biomechanics and motor learning, and you'll apply what you learn to develop proposals to design performance enhancement programs.

NASM PES
Performance enhancement certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine signals your expertise in training athletes to improve flexibility, speed, agility and performance. PES-certified trainers are equipped to apply the science of human movement to build top athletic performance.

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Top 5 
Cal U graduates work in each of the top five professional sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS and NHL) as athletic trainers and strength and conditioning specialists.
NASM 
Cal U is the first academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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Degree Benefits

Our 100% online exercise science and health promotion certificate programs enable you to take classes while working full time. You'll benefit from networking with other professionals and gaining solid preparation to go on to earn certification.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

The certificate program in performance enhancement and injury prevention can enhance job performance and career opportunities for professionals in health and fitness, personal training, education, coaching, and designing performance and fitness training programs. Cal U exercise science and health promotion graduates are in top demand throughout professional sports, the fitness industry, university athletics, corporate settings and more. 

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Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention - Online Graduate Certificate
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Degree Options

Cal U offers a master's degree program in exercise science and health promotion with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention. Cal U students also can choose a dual concentration to study performance enhancement and injury prevention with one of these three areas: rehabilitation science, sport psychology and wellness coaching.

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Faculty Worldwide

Cal U's nationally recognized program in exercise science and health promotion is taught by faculty from around the world. This means students across the United States and in more than 20 countries, plus those in the military, can learn online anywhere from top instructors.

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Vital Partners

Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program works closely with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to develop outstanding course content. NASM focuses on the development, refinement and implementation of educational programs for fitness, performance and sports medicine professionals.

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Courses Online Graduate Certificate

Cal U students in this 12-credit program examine research and current topics in performance enhancement, as well as program design and physical activity in performance enhancement.

Course Examples
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  • Research in Performance Enhancement
  • Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity
  • Performance Enhancement Program Design
  • Current Topics in Performance Enhancement

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Concentrations
5
Dual Concentrations
9
Post Bachelor's Certificates
5
Certifications
5
  •  Certified Personal Trainer
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion
  • Certified Wellcoach

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Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Wendy Batts
Adjunct Professor

batts@calu.edu

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Dr. Carol Biddington
Professor

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Dr. William B. Biddington
Professor; Interim Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research

biddington_w@calu.edu

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Dr. Marc S. Federico
Professor

Federico@calu.edu

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Hatton
Associate Professor

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Dr. Rebecca A. Hess
Professor

hess_ra@calu.edu

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Christina Lombardo
Professor

lombardo@calu.edu

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Dr. Barry E. McGlumphy
Professor

mcglumphy@calu.edu

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Dr. Linda Platt Meyer
Professor

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Dr. Benjamin Reuter
Associate Professor

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Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby
Professor

romaniruby@calu.edu

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Dr. Ronald Wagner
Associate Professor

wagner_r@calu.edu

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Dr. Ellen J. West
Associate Professor

West_E@calu.edu

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Dr. Tom West
Professor

west_t@calu.edu

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