Applied Sports Science

Applied Sports Science Online Master of Science (M.S.) Applied Sport Science Concentration

About Applied Sport Science

Put your knowledge of advanced strategies in sport science to work.

Focus your master’s degree on applied sports science at California University of Pennsylvania, a leader in online education for exercise science professionals.

Cal U’s applied sport science concentration is the first and only academic program built around research and real-life experience from Fusionetics®, an internationally acclaimed sport performance and recovery corporation. 

 Cal U is a partner with Fusionetics for its applied sport science degree.

As a student in Cal U’s 100% online sport science program, you’ll learn to coach and guide clients and patients based on the latest research in movement, recovery and applied sport science. You’ll explore:

  • Sports recovery interventions.
  • Motion analysis.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Achieving peak physical performance, and more.

Use cutting-edge technology to enhance your sport science career. 

Professors in Cal U’s M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion program worked with the Fusionetics performance health system to create a unique and distinctive sport science concentration. Students learn to integrate sport science principles, clinical application and Fusionetics’ cutting-edge technology to deliver efficient and effective solutions to decrease injury, optimize performance and enhance recovery. 

Equipped with proven sport science strategies, program graduates are prepared to work with professional, collegiate and high school athletes to understand, monitor and improve performance at all levels.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE

Earn Your Degree Online: This master’s degree program is delivered entirely online, so you can study at your convenience. Complete the 42-credit program on a full-time or part-time schedule, or combine applied sport science with a second concentration to earn a 52-credit dual concentration degree.

Experience an Internship: The master’s degree program is delivered online, but it also includes a six-credit internship at a site that can allow you to apply human movement and recovery concepts in a real-world setting. 

Personalize Your Program: Customize your M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion by choosing areas of focus that advance your career or give you a competitive edge. Select the applied sport science concentration alone, or combine it with one of these programs to create a dual concentration:

Broaden Your Client Base: The online sport science program at Cal U is designed for professionals who provide guidance to clients and patients regarding sport performance and activity recovery. The concentration provides advanced education in applied sport science principles for those working in healthcare, fitness, wellness, coaching, the military and many other fields. This online program is an excellent choice for coaches, athletic trainers, strength coaches and military personnel who are looking to pursue a master’s degree.

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Number of academic programs nationwide that partner with the Fusionetics performance health system.
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Months of full-time study required to complete the applied sport science concentration; an 18-month, part-time option also is available.
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Degree Benefits

Our 100% online master's degree concentration in applied sport science lets you:

  • Earn a master’s degree while working full time.
  • Obtain a graduate degree from a historic state university.
  • Complete your degree efficiently and affordably.
  • Learn from expert faculty with years of professional experience.
  • Build a national network of classmates who are sport science professionals.
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Graduate Outcomes

Careers in sport science are advancing rapidly. Research has propelled the use of innovative programs in athletic populations ranging from youth and high school sports to Olympians and professional athletes. Students who graduate from Cal U’s one-of-a-kind sport science program are prepared to work in strength coaching, sports coaching and many other fields.

 

Curriculum, Admission Requirements and Related Programs

Curriculum

 

Course Credits
GRA 800  Graduate Internship 6
PRF 700  Orientation to Exercise Science and Wellness 3
PRF 701  Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training 3
PRF 705  Industrial, Clinical, and Corporate Wellness 3
PRF 715  Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry 3
PRF 716  Advanced Techniques in Movement and Recovery 3
PRF 720  Essentials of Human Movement Science
3
PRF 756  Program Design for Optimizing Human Movement and Recovery 3
PRF 760  Leadership and Professional Development 3
PRF 765  Nutrition for Peak Performance 3
PRF 770  Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
PRF 786  Current Topics in Movement and Recovery Science 3
PRF 816  Research in Movement and Recovery Science 3
Total 42

 

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.50 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.50 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.50 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Resume may be requested
    • Two professional references may be requested
    • Two professional letters of recommendation may be requested
    • An interview by the program coordinator may be requested to determine potential for success in the program.

 

Provisional Admission:
Applicants who have provided unofficial documentation of test scores, prerequisite courses, transcripts or lack of letter(s) of recommendation may be admitted provisionally.

This policy also applies to undergraduate students who apply for graduate admission pending bachelor degree completion. Upon receipt of all official documents, a student will be changed from Provisional Admission to either Regular Admission or Conditional Admission. Provisional Admission students may take classes for one term but will not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

For additional information:
Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Concentrations

 

Concentrations
Select a single concentration as the focus of your degree or add a second approved area of focus to create a dual concentration. Post-bachelor’s certificates are available in these areas as well.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion
  • Certified Wellcoach
  • Fusionetics®
  • Les MillsTM
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National Partner

The applied sport science concentration at Cal U was created and developed in collaboration with Fusionetics. As the only academic program to partner with this nationally recognized sport performance firm, Cal U joins an elite group of professional and amateur sports teams, associations, healthcare companies and fitness facilities that utilize Fusionetics’ highly regarded technology solutions.

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 Global Appeal

California University of Pennsylvania is a recognized leader in exercise science and health promotion, enrolling students from all 50 states and more than 20 countries. Working professionals and military service members find our flexible online programs especially appealing.

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Military Tuition Discount

Cal U discounts tuition costs for active-duty service members and veterans of all U.S. military branches, as well as their spouses and eligible dependents, when they enroll through the University’s Global Online division.

Additional Resources

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Applied Sport Science Faculty

Wendy Batts
Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Carol Biddington
Professor

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Dr. Joni L. Cramer Roh
Professor

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Julie Ramsey Emrhein
Part-Time Assistant Professor

emrhein@calu.edu

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Dr. Marc S. Federico
Professor

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Hatton
Professor

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Melissa Hatton
Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Rebecca A. Hess
Professor

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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. Brian Oddi
Assistant Professor

oddi@calu.edu

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Dr. Linda Platt Meyer
Professor

meyer@calu.edu

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Dr. Benjamin Reuter
Associate Professor

reuter@calu.edu

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Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby
Professor

romaniruby@calu.edu

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James Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES
Adjunct Professor
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Dr. Ronald Wagner
Associate Professor

wagner_r@calu.edu

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Dr. Ellen J. West
Associate Professor

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Dr. Tom West
Professor

west_t@calu.edu

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