Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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

About Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, and Wellness Coaching

Enhance coaching skills to promote wellness and achieve peak performance.

Choose the Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania for 100% online study and the opportunity to focus on specialized disciplines: performance enhancement and injury prevention, and wellness coaching. Earn your graduate degree in this dual concentration in as little as 18 months attending full time. 

  • Build expertise in wellness coaching to create mindset and behavioral changes that promote healthy lifestyles and improve fitness and performance.
  • Gain knowledge from the latest research on ways to improve athletic and fitness performance and 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.

Open up new career options

Get prepared for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam to become a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

Earn health and wellness coach certification endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND INJURY PREVENTION DUAL CONCENTRATION

Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
Your master's degree courses will explore the latest research and current issues in sports performance training and injury prevention, and you'll learn about performance and fitness training program design.

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Wellness Coaching
Cal U developed the specialized track in wellness coaching in partnership with Wellcoaches®, a recognized and respected international provider of wellness coaching education.

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Top 20 
Wellness coaching has been among the most important trends worldwide since 2010 in ACSM's annual survey.
13 %
Job growth for fitness trainer and instructor jobs through 2022.
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Degree Benefits

Choosing the fully online master's degree in exercise science and health promotion at Cal U means you can:

  • Continue working full time while pursuing your graduate degree.
  • Choose a specialized track from five concentrations or nine dual
  • Prepare for PES and health and wellness coach certifications.
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Graduate Outcomes

Nearly 100% of Cal U graduates in the exercise science program are hired by top employers for in-demand jobs nationwide.

 
  • The 2016 trend survey by ACSM reports that personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals are adopting wellness coaching in their practice - and gaining a career
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) Wellness and Fitness, and Rehabilitation Science
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Positive Outcomes

Count on quality training in the field of wellness coaching with Cal U's affordable, online master's degree programs in exercise science and health promotion. Peer-reviewed journals report that our partner, Wellcoaches®, promotes an evidence-based protocol that generates positive outcomes.  

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Apply Science

Be ready to work with athletes to improve their flexibility, speed, agility and performance.  Your courses will prepare you for the NASM exam to earn Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification, equipping you to apply the science of human movement to build top athletic performance.

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Gold Standard

A master's degree from Cal U, plus health and wellness coach certification endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), means you'll achieve the gold standard in coach certifications in the healthcare field.

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

Two specialized concentrations in performance enhancement and injury prevention, and wellness coaching will enhance your master's degree study and career skillset with expert knowledge and the latest skills.

Course Examples
  • Advanced Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training
  • Integrated Approach to Wellness and Fitness
  • Essential of Human Movement Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Industrial, Clinical and Corporate Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise Program Design
  • Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Corrective Exercise in Rehabilitation
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry 

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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

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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