Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Exercise Science and Health Promotion Online Master of Science (M.S.) Rehabilitation Science and Sport Psychology Dual Concentration

About Rehabilitation Science and Sport Psychology

Expand your practice with a focus on physical rehabilitation and its psychological aspects

Complete the 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania with a unique dual concentration in rehabilitation science and sport psychology. Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program is nationally ranked and recognized as a leader in offering high-quality education.

Earn your degree in as little as 18 months attending full time.

  • Study rehabilitation science to learn evidence-based guidelines and effective recovery strategies to incorporate into your practice and training.
  • Examining the field of sport psychology helps healthcare professionals, athletic trainers, fitness trainers, coaches and others to understand the psychological aspects of sport injury, rehabilitation and recovery.

Earn respected career credentials.

Through your focus on rehabilitation science, you'll prepare to earn accredited certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: EXERCISE SCIENCE AND REHAB PSYCHOLOGY DUAL CONCENTRATION

Rehabilitation Science
Learn about musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment, and the latest research findings related to corrective exercise for rehabilitation and program design. Build a solid background to work effectively in rehabilitation for athletes and other fitness-focused individuals.

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Sport Psychology
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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#8 
BestPsychologyDegrees.com ranks Cal U among the top 8 online sports psychology degree programs in 2016.
Top 15%
Cal U's exercise science and health promotion program is ranked in the top 15 schools nationally for best value (academics and cost) by the Guide to Online Schools.
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Degree Benefits

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

  • Five concentrations and nine dual concentrations to provide specialized study in a range of areas in the exercise science field.

  • Coursework that prepares students for required examinations to earn accredited certifications for PES, CPT and more.

  • Access to a respected and affordable graduate degree while working full time.

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Graduate Outcomes

Rehabilitation science is a healthcare-focused track that enables health and fitness professionals to work in athletic training rooms, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices and other treatment settings. Sport psychologists are in demand by NCAA Division I universities for staff and contract positions.

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) - Rehabilitation Science and Sport Psychology Dual Concentration
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Broader Fitness

Sport psychology is an excellent ways for fitness trainers to expand their skillsets to meet employer demand. Jobs for fitness workers are expected to increase 13% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fitness trainers are in top demand by businesses, government and insurance organizations that continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees.

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Full Spectrum

Cal U exercise science courses provide the latest in-depth research in fitness and wellness, physical activity and performance enhancement. Students study fitness and injury prevention research for all types of individuals, including special populations such as athletes at opposite ends of the age spectrum.

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Online Advantage

Working professionals choose 100% online study because the program fits busy work and life schedules, enabling students to earn their master's degree. Cal U M.S. degree programs appeal to students nationwide and from around the world, including active military.

 

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

A master's degree with dual concentrations will deepen your knowledge and skills in the specialized areas of wellness and fitness, and rehabilitation science.

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  • Advance Topics in SAQ and Endurance Training
  • Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity
  • Essentials of Human Movement Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Industrial, Clinical, and Corporate Wellness
  • Health and Wellness Coaching Competencies
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry
  • Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Leadership and Profesional Development
  • Health and Wellness Coaching Facilitating Change

 

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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