Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Online Master of Science (M.S.) Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation Science Dual Concentration

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation Science

Expand your training and tools to excel in health/fitness and athletics.

Choose an innovative dual concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention, and exercise science in the 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania. Complete your degree in as little as 18 months attending full time.

  • Focus on the latest research and current issues in sports performance training and injury prevention. 
  • Gain in-depth study of corrective exercise and rehabilitation, including evidence-based guidelines, to learn practical strategies to incorporate into your daily practice.

The Cal U exercise science and health promotion program is ranked #15 in the 2017 Top Online Colleges for Exercise Science Degree, according to GuidetoOnlineSchools.com.

Be exam-ready for certification.

Courses prepare you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exams for:

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: DUAL CONCENTRATION

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention: In this area of study, the health/fitness professional, personal trainer, educator, military professional, coach or others learns about performance enhancement and fitness training program design.

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Rehabilitation Science: You'll examine various issues and current topics in rehabilitation facing athletes and others in today's society, including musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment.  

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Online degree classes typically include up to 35 students.  You'll have ample opportunity to interact with your professors and network with your peers.  
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Earn a dual concentration in a 48-credit-hour master's degree in as little as 18 months full time.
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Degree Benefits

Cal U's 100% online exercise science and health promotion master's degree offers:

  • Flexibility to earn a graduate degree while working full time.
  • In-depth study with options to focus your degree in one of five specialized concentrations or nine dual concentrations.
  • Preparation for certifications including PES, CES and more.
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Graduate Outcomes

A Cal U degree is recognized by top employers throughout professional sports, the fitness industry, university athletics, corporate settings and more. Job demand is on the rise in the healthcare sector, too, for Cal U grads ready to work in rehabilitation and treatment programs.

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) - Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Science
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PES Certification

Earning certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) means you're ready to work with athletes to improve their flexibility, speed, agility and performance.  PES certification equips you to apply the science of human movement to build top athletic performance.

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CES Certification

As a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, you will have the knowledge and skills to address muscular imbalances and faulty movements in clients at all fitness levels.

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Online Flexibility

Learning 100% online offers access and flexibility that appeal to all types of students. Your program can include students from across the United States or around the world, and those in active military service.

Exercise Science and Health Promotion (M.S.) Online M.S. - Dual Concentration Courses

Master's degree dual concentration study enables students to develop more intensive knowledge and skills in the specialized areas of performance enhancement and injury prevention, and rehabilitation science.

Example Courses
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  • Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training
  • Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity
  • Essentials of Human Movement Science
  • Industrial, Clinical, and Corporate Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise in Rehabilitation
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry
  • Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Corrective Exercise Program Design
  • Research in Rehabilitation

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Exercise Science and Health Promotion (M.S.)

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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Exercise Science and Health Promotions Faculty

Wendy Batts
Adjunct Professor

batts@calu.edu

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Dr. Carol Biddington
Professor

biddington@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. Joni L. Cramer Roh
Professor

roh@calu.edu

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Julie Ramsey Emrhein
Part-Time Assistant Professor

emrhein@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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Melissa Hatton
Adjunct Professor

hatton_m@calu.edu

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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. 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

West_E@calu.edu

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Dr. Tom West
Professor

west_t@calu.edu

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Additional Resources

Exercise Science Overview

Top 10 Reasons To Get An Exercise Science Master Degree

What Can You Do With An Exercise Science Master Degree/Careers

How To Choose An Exercise Science Concentration