Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation Science Online Graduate Certificate

About Rehabilitation Science

Move to the next level in personal training with a specialized online certificate.

Through Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program, you can specialize your study in the field of rehabilitation science. This 100% online certificate program focuses on research and current issues in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment.

Earn your graduate certificate in rehabilitation science in as little as 10 months. Cal U's 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 rehabilitation science graduate certificate is part of Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program, ranked #15 in the 2017 Top Online Colleges for Exercise Science Degree, according to GuidetoOnlineSchools.com.

Learn evidence-based guidelines and effective strategies.

 Certificate students in rehabilitation science will be able to:

  • Increase their understanding of current topics in rehabilitation.
  • Examine research in rehabilitation science to learn evidence-based guidelines and practical strategies to incorporate into daily practice.
  • Prepare for the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam for Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - REHABILITATION SCIENCE 

Current Topics
Rehabilitation science certificate students in this healthcare-focused program examine research and study current issues in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment.

NASM CES
Earning accredited certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) means you have the skills and knowledge to help clients at any fitness level address muscular imbalances and faulty movements. Cal U prepares you to take the qualifying exam for CES.

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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.
1st
California University of Pennsylvania became the first academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2003.
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Certificate Benefits

Cal U's program in rehabilitation science is a healthcare-focused track designed for health and fitness professionals who work in various rehabilitation settings:

  • Athletic training rooms.

  • Physical therapy clinics.

  • Chiropractic offices.

  • Other treatment settings.

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Graduate Outcomes

Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 11% through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand is up as more hospitals stress exercise and preventive care in treatment and long-term rehabilitation from chronic diseases. 

 Read more about gainful employment opportunities.

Rehabilitation Science - 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 rehabilitation science. Cal U students also can choose a dual concentration to study rehabilitation science with one of these four areas: performance enhancement, sport psychology, wellness and fitness, or 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.

Rehabilitation Science Courses

Rehabilitation science students in the exercise science and health promotion program will complete four courses in this 12-credit certificate program and be ready to earn nationally recognized certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

Course Examples
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  • Research in Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Exercise in Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Exercise Program Design
  • Current Topics in Rehabilitation

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Exercise Science and Health Promotions (M.S.)

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

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Rehabilitation Science Faculty

Wendy Batts
Adjunct Professor

batts@calu.edu

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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

hatton@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

meyer@calu.edu

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