Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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

About Rehabilitation Science and Wellness Coaching

Integrate learning in musculoskeletal rehabilitation with the practice of wellness coaching.

Our unique dual concentration will allow you to specialize your learning as you complete the 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania. Focus on rehabilitation science and wellness coaching in our nationally ranked program, and complete your degree in as little as 18 months attending full time.

  • Enhance your practice and training through in-depth study of rehabilitation science to learn evidence-based guidelines and effective recovery strategies.
  • Benefit from an expert program in wellness coaching, developed by Cal U in partnership with Wellcoaches, internationally recognized as a leader in wellness coaching education.

Earn certification. Get ahead.

  •  Prepare to earn health and wellness coach certification that's endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • Complete your courses in rehabilitation science and be ready to pursue 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: REHABILITATION SCIENCE AND WELLNESS COACHING DUAL CONCENTRATION

Rehabilitation Science
This healthcare-focused track offers courses designed for health and fitness professionals who have worked in athletic training rooms, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, fitness facilities, and other settings. You'll focus on the latest issues in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment, and study current research findings related to corrective exercise for rehabilitation and program design.

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Wellness Coaching
You'll examine current topics in wellness coaching, including techniques to facilitate change in the individuals you coach. Courses also focus on developing coaching competencies and learning about research in health and wellness coaching.

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Top 20 
ACSM's annual survey of the fitness industry has ranked wellness coaching in the top 20 most important fitness trends worldwide since 2010.
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

Working professionals choose Cal U's 100% online exercise science and health promotion master's degree for important advantages:

  • An affordable degree that's flexible and adaptable to busy schedules.

  • National ranking as a leader in exercise science education.

  • The opportunity to specialize with the choice of five concentrations and nine dual concentrations in a range of areas in the exercise science field.

  • Excellent preparation for required examinations to earn accredited certifications for PES, CPT and more.

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Graduate Outcomes

Students are ready for jobs and promotions with a Cal U degree, plus health and wellness coach certification, endorsed by the ACSM. Rehabilitation science, as a healthcare-focused track, ensures job-ready health and fitness professionals who work throughout athletic, rehabilitation and treatment settings.

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) - Rehabilitation Science and Wellness Coaching Dual Concentration
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Positive Outcomes

Cal U's partnership with internationally respected provider of wellness coaching education, WellcoachesÃ’, provides the most current curriculum, including emphasis on an evidence-based protocol that results in positive outcomes.

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Increased Demand

As more hospitals stress exercise and preventive care in treatment and long-term rehabilitation from chronic disease, job demand increases for professionals who are well trained in rehabilitation science and more.

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Faculty Experts

Cal U's master's degree in exercise science and health promotion offers solid coursework and the latest research, taught by faculty experts from around the world. Your online education puts you in touch with instructors who have worked with diverse employers ranging from Cirque du Soleil to professional sports teams.

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

Expand your skillset with a dual concentration in rehabilitation science and wellness coaching as you complete your online master's degree at California University of Pennsylvania.

Example Courses
  • 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 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