Exercise Science and Health Promotion

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

About Wellness and Fitness, and Rehabilitation Science

Combine the study of rehabilitation and corrective exercise with an integrated approach to wellness and fitness.

The 100% online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania can help you move to the next level in coaching and training with a unique dual concentration in wellness and fitness, and rehabilitation science. Complete your degree in as little as 18 months attending full time.

  • Learn an integrated approach to fitness and wellness, covering such topics as nutrition for peak performance, exercise physiology, current issues, leadership and more.
  • Benefit from in-depth study of corrective exercise in rehabilitation science to focus on evidence-based guidelines and practical strategies to incorporate into daily practice.

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.

Be job-ready with certifications.

  • Prepare to take the exam for Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). 

  • Earn accredited certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: WELLNESS AND FITNESS AND REHABILITATION SCIENCE DUAL CONCENTRATION

Wellness and Fitness
This track will introduce you to NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model, one of the industry's first comprehensive training systems based on scientific, evidence-based research.

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Rehabilitation Science
Delve into today's issues and topics in rehabilitation facing athletes, military and first-responder personnel and other fitness-focused individuals, including musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment.  

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NASM selected Cal U as its first academic partner in 2003.
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:

  • Study of the latest research and trends, plus the option to choose specialized tracks from  five concentrations or nine dual concentrations.
  • Preparation to earn accredited certifications for PES, CPT and more.
  • A flexible, affordable pathway to earn a respected graduate degree while working full time.
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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U graduates are recognized by top employers nationwide for jobs in professional sports, the fitness industry, university athletics, corporate settings and more. Cal U grads ready to work in rehabilitation and treatment programs can find growing job opportunities in the healthcare sector.

 
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Dual Concentration (M.S.) Wellness and Fitness, and Rehabilitation Science
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Wide Appeal

The wellness and fitness track at Cal U is designed for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Health and fitness professionals.
  • Personal trainers.
  • Military professionals.
  • Others who want to learn about fitness training program design and wellness programs for the general population.
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Full Spectrum

Cal U exercise science 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. Courses immerse students in the latest research in fitness and wellness, physical activity and performance enhancement. 

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Online Opportunity

Your M.S. degree program can include students from across the country or around the world, and even those in active duty in military service. That's because 100% online study fits busy work and life schedules while you earn your master's degree.

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.

Course Examples
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  • 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

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Melissa Hatton
Adjunct Professor

hatton_m@calu.edu

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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

oddi@calu.edu

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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

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