BUILD YOUR FITNESS CAREER
Connect to the latest research and cutting-edge concepts in exercise science and gain industry-recognized credentials through Cal U’s 100% online programs.
DEGREES THAT GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Graduate Programs >>
With Cal U’s 100% online master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, you’ll gain specialized skills and knowledge to help everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete excel. Find an area of focus that fits you through one of our many concentrations — or easily pursue a dual concentration. Certificate program options are also available for most concentrations.
Find Your Focus
Flexibility is built into this program — from the online coursework that lets you study when and where it’s convenient for you to the diverse menu of concentration options. And no matter what interests you most, you’ll find an option at Cal U that fits you.
Applied Sport Science
Discover new ways to help your clients achieve peak physical performance based on the latest research in movement, recovery and applied sport science. Cal U teamed with Fusionetics® to create this unique concentration.
Advanced Golf Performance Training (AGPT)
Discover human movement science as it relates to golf swing mechanics, fitness and conditioning techniques. Cal U has partnered with TechnoGym, the official equipment supplier for the PGA Tour, to create this master’s degree-level, sport specific training program.
Nutrition
Explore advanced nutritional concepts. This concentration prepares you to create successful nutrition plans and offer coaching that leads to healthier behaviors as well as improved athletic performance and overall health and wellness.
Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
Design and implement comprehensive integrated functional performance and rehabilitation programs. This concentration prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam for Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification.
Rehabilitation Science
Connect with the latest research on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment — and design effective, corrective exercise programs for your clients. Coursework prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) exam to become a Certified Exercise Specialist (CES).
Sport Psychology
Study the psychological effects of sport injuries, rehabilitation and recovery as you also explore performance enhancement and intervention methods. This concentration examines the mental skills needed for peak athletic performance and competition — and prepares you to incorporate referrals into your practice.
Tactical Strength and Conditioning
Become a leader in the fast-growing area of fitness and strength training for military personnel, law enforcement, fire fighters and other first responders. Cal U is the first academic institution to implement the Tactical Strength and Conditioning concentration into the Exercise Science curriculum.
Wellness and Fitness
Design effective fitness training and wellness programs using NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model. This concentration prepares you to take the NASM exam to earn accredited certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Wellness Coaching
Help clients develop the right mindset to make lasting lifestyle changes. Developed in partnership with Wellcoaches®, this concentration prepares you to earn the Health and Wellness Coach certification, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Applied Sport Science
Discover new ways to help your clients achieve peak physical performance based on the latest research in movement, recovery and applied sport science. Cal U teamed with Fusionetics® to create this unique concentration.
Group Fitness Leadership
Apply advanced strategies in fitness leadership and become a top leader in group fitness and exercise. Designed in partnership with Les Mills™, this concentration covers topics such as: class motivation, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and group flexibility training.
Nutrition
Explore advanced nutritional concepts. This concentration prepares you to create successful nutrition plans and offer coaching that leads to healthier behaviors as well as improved athletic performance and overall health and wellness.
Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
Design and implement comprehensive integrated functional performance and rehabilitation programs. This concentration prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam for Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification.
Rehabilitation Science
Connect with the latest research on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment — and design effective, corrective exercise programs for your clients. Coursework prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) exam to become a Certified Exercise Specialist (CES).
Sport Psychology
Study the psychological effects of sport injuries, rehabilitation and recovery as you also explore performance enhancement and intervention methods. This concentration examines the mental skills needed for peak athletic performance and competition — and prepares you to incorporate referrals into your practice.
Tactical Strength and Conditioning
Become a leader in the fast-growing area of fitness and strength training for military personnel, law enforcement, fire fighters and other first responders. Cal U is the first academic institution to partner with the National Strength and Conditioning Association to implement the TSAC Certification into curriculum.
Wellness and Fitness
Design effective fitness training and wellness programs using NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model. This concentration prepares you to take the NASM exam to earn accredited certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Wellness Coaching
Help clients develop the right mindset to make lasting lifestyle changes. Developed in partnership with Wellcoaches®, this concentration prepares you to earn the Health and Wellness Coach certification, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Applied Sport Science
Discover new ways to help your clients achieve peak physical performance based on the latest research in movement, recovery and applied sport science. Cal U teamed with Fusionetics® to create this unique concentration.
Group Fitness Leadership
Apply advanced strategies in fitness leadership and become a top leader in group fitness and exercise. Designed in partnership with Les Mills™, this concentration covers topics such as: class motivation, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and group flexibility training.
Nutrition
Explore advanced nutritional concepts. This concentration prepares you to create successful nutrition plans and offer coaching that leads to healthier behaviors as well as improved athletic performance and overall health and wellness.
Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
Design and implement comprehensive integrated functional performance and rehabilitation programs. This concentration prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam for Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification.
Rehabilitation Science
Connect with the latest research on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical assessment — and design effective, corrective exercise programs for your clients. Coursework prepares you for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) exam to become a Certified Exercise Specialist (CES).
Sport Psychology
Study the psychological effects of sport injuries, rehabilitation and recovery as you also explore performance enhancement and intervention methods. This concentration examines the mental skills needed for peak athletic performance and competition — and prepares you to incorporate referrals into your practice.
Tactical Strength and Conditioning
Become a leader in the fast-growing area of fitness and strength training for military personnel, law enforcement, fire fighters and other first responders. Cal U is the first academic institution to implement the Tactical Strength and Conditioning concentration into the Exercise Science curriculum.
Wellness and Fitness
Design effective fitness training and wellness programs using NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model. This concentration prepares you to take the NASM exam to earn accredited certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
Wellness Coaching
Help clients develop the right mindset to make lasting lifestyle changes. Developed in partnership with Wellcoaches®, this concentration prepares you to earn the Health and Wellness Coach certification, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Undergraduate Programs >>
Looking for an undergraduate program instead? We have the perfect solution: our 100% online bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. You’ll learn from expert professors and qualify for these certifications:
Certified Personal Trainer from NASM   |  Certified Speed Coach from NASE
WHY A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM CAL U?
Whether you’re a seasoned fitness professional, a new college graduate, active military or a fitness enthusiast wanting to change careers, a nationally recognized master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Cal U will help you advance within the industry. You’ll also:
  • Sharpen your knowledge.
  • Expand your career options.
  • Benefit from online convenience and flexibility.
  • Get ahead — cost effectively.
  • Build a professional network.
  • Gain certification, an important job advantage.
WHERE A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM CAL U CAN TAKE YOU
A master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Cal U expands your career options — as well as your earning potential.
Cal U graduates are leaders in fitness, athletics, health and wellness. Our alumni work for:
“ Having earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degree through the Cal U online program, I only have positive things to say about the program. I learned and grew a lot. I found the program to be quite intensive. The textbooks utilized, the quality of the program and the professionalism of the professors were excellent.”

- Joanne D.