Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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

About Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, and Sport Psychology

Enhance your skills in building peak physical and mental performance.

With the 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania, you can combine two important specializations: performance enhancement and injury prevention, and sport psychology. Earn your graduate degree in this dual concentration in as little as 18 months attending full time.

  • Sport psychology examines mental perspectives that aid sport performance and assist rehabilitation for today's athletes.
  • Enhance coaching and training by studying how to improve athletic and fitness performance and ways to prevent injuries.

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.

Increase your future career options.

Courses prepare you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam for Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

At least 20 NCAA Division I universities have a sport psychologist on staff, and another 70 to 100 schools contract with outside specialists.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: DUAL CONCENTRATION

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention: In-depth study in these areas can assist the health/fitness professional, personal trainer, exercise leader, educator, military professional, coach and others to learn about performance enhancement and fitness training program design.

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Sport Psychology: Courses help healthcare professionals and others study the effects of injury, rehabilitation and recovery; performance enhancement and intervention methods; and how to incorporate referrals. 

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The American Psychological Association recognizes sport psychology as a proficiency in the field of professional psychology.
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Cal U is ranked among the top 8 online sports psychology degree programs for 2016 by BestPsychologyDegrees.com.
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Degree Benefits

The fully online master's degree in exercise science and health promotion at Cal U offers:

  • Flexibility for students working full time who want to earn a graduate degree.
  • Options to specialize with the choice of five concentrations and nine dual
  • Preparation for NASM certifications.
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Graduate Outcomes

Earning the exercise science and health promotions degree with concentrations will further expand skillsets for professionals in fitness, training, coaching and other areas. Employment is strong. For instance, jobs for fitness trainers are expected to increase 13% over the next decade, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) - Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention and Sport Psychology.
Athletic Trainer CES Certification.

PES Certification

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

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In-depth Study

In sport psychology courses, students examine the psychological aspects of sport injury and rehabilitation, understand psychological perspectives in sport performance enhancement and intervention, and explore the latest research in the field.  

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Online Advantages

Cal U's 100% online master's degree program offers access and flexibility that's appealing to students worldwide.  You'll develop a broad network of peer professionals while you learn with experts across the country.

 

 

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

Focusing your master's degree on two specialized concentrations gives you the competitive edge in your field with expert knowledge and the latest skills in performance enhancement and injury prevention, and sport psychology.

Example Courses
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  • Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry
  • Industrial, Clinical, and Corporate Wellness
    Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity
  • Performance Enhancement Program Design
  • Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Psychological Perspectives in Sport
  • Performance Enhancement and Intervention
  • Research in Performance Enhancement
  • Special Topics in Sport Psychology

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Exercise Science and Health Promotions (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 Promotion 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