Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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

About Sport Psychology and Wellness Coaching

Enhance wellness coaching with psychological sport perspectives.

Choose the dual concentration in sport psychology and wellness coaching in the 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania. Gain new insights into the psychological aspects of sport injury and rehabilitation, and explore the positive impact of wellness coaching. Complete your degree in as little as 18 months attending full time.

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.

  • Cal U has partnered with Wellcoaches®, a recognized international provider of wellness coaching education, to develop a specialized wellness coaching program.
  • Sport psychology, recognized by the American Psychological Association, enables students to learn how to enhance practice behavior and provide an all-inclusive approach to coaching.

Earn your master's degree - and certification.

  • Cal U courses prepare you to earn health and wellness coach certification, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • Sport psychology courses are designed for a range of professionals in fitness, sports and wellness who want more specialized skills to enhance coaching and training.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: SPORT PSYCHOLOGY AND WELLNESS COACHING DUAL CONCENTRATION

Wellness Coaching
In this concentration, students explore the latest research sources, creating skills for future study in the field. Courses train professionals in proven techniques to help clients develop the right mindset to make lasting lifestyle changes.

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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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Top 20 
Wellness coaching has ranked in the top 20 most important fitness trends worldwide since 2010, according to ACSM's annual survey.
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Jobs for fitness workers are expected to increase 13% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Degree Benefits

A Cal U degree, plus health and wellness coach certification endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), represents the gold standard in wellness coach certifications in the health care field. Sport psychology courses are designed for health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, educators, military professionals, coaches and others who want to gain psychological perspectives to enhance practice behavior.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

Studying wellness coaching and sport psychology enhances skills portfolios. ACSM's annual survey of fitness trends also highlights the increased prominence and importance of "educated and experienced fitness professionals" who are certified through programs accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) - Sport Psychology and Wellness Coaching Dual Concentration
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Growing Field

Sport psychology is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a professional field. Career opportunities are strong: For instance, at least 20 NCAA Division I universities have a sport psychologist on staff; another 70-100 contract with outside specialists.

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Online Network

Fully online degree programs are designed to easily fit into today's busy work and life schedules. Online study also enables students to expand their professional network with new classmates and future colleagues. Students from across the country and around the world, including those in active military service, enroll in Cal U master's degree programs.

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Added Expertise

At Cal U, dual concentrations enable you to build expertise in many areas. For instance, wellness coaching can be linked with other disciplines in exercise science and health promotion such as wellness and fitness, and rehabilitation science. Students can choose from five concentrations and nine dual concentrations in this master's degree program.

 

Exercise Science and Health Prmotion (M.S.) Online M.S. - Dual Concentration Course

Integrate sport psychology and wellness coaching for in-depth learning in the field of exercise science and health promotion.

Example Programs
  • 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 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 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

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Dr. Rebecca A. Hess
Professor

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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

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Dr. Linda Platt Meyer
Professor

meyer@calu.edu

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Dr. Benjamin Reuter
Associate Professor

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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

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Dr. Tom West
Professor

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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