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Liberty’s Master of Science in Human Performance is a great option for students who are passionate about health and wellness. If you are interested in a career opportunity in the field of health, wellness, or human performance, then our Exercise Science degree is an excellent fit for you. Our Exercise Science online program will give you the opportunity to further your knowledge in the core areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, statistics, and research methods, while specializing in one of four cognates: human performance, nutrition, clinical, or community physical activity.
Our M.S. in Human Performance degree is offered online with two required intensives. These weeklong intensive courses will give you the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, VA. During your on-campus intensives, you will gain valuable hands-on experience from professors who are passionate about helping you excel in the field of exercise science and have years of training. With your knowledge and their experience, a Master’s in Human Performance will help you thrive in your future career.
Liberty’s Master's in Human Performance online degree program allows you to personalize your degree with one of the below-listed areas of study. You can pursue your passion for fitness, nutrition, strength training, and many other specialties that the field of Exercise Science touches, through our online program.
Community Physical Activity
By earning your Exercise Science Degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
Ability to complete the Human Performance Degree in as little as two years.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
Online with Required Intensives
35 credit hours
A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and available.
Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
This program falls under the School of Health Sciences.
Human Performance Specialist
Nutrition and Exercise Specialist
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Corporate, University, Commercial, and Resort Fitness Trainer
Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Human Performance cognates below.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance - Clinical is designed to help you meet the physical needs of others in a healthcare setting through planning and testing. You will receive a variety of tools and techniques essential to leadership and healthcare improvement.
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Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance - Fitness and Wellness will prepare you to address the physical needs and habits of a community and those with disabilities. By exploring habits and activities of a community you are able to assess techniques and create solutions to promote health and wellness in the area.
Potential Career Options
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance - Strength and Conditioning is designed to focus on tools and skills needed to assess and maximize the physical ability of athletes through specific training. You will be equipped with the skills to identify needed training and development areas in an athlete's routine.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance - Nutrition prepares you to educate individuals on their overall health and promote and preserve their physical well-being through a variety of nutritional standards, habits, and tools. You will enhance knowledge in health education and practice.