Online Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness Advancing Health through Science and Innovation


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you are passionate about helping others live healthier lives and maintain health through physical fitness, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science and Wellness may be for you! This degree program can help you gain critical knowledge about exercising and physical health that you can share with others.

This exercise science master’s program can help equip you with the tools you’ll need to address health, wellness, and human performance in a variety of individuals. You can increase your knowledge of physiology, biomechanics, and sports nutrition as you start or advance your career. Our program is meant to shape professionals who can impact the world of sports, fitness, and wellness.

Whether you want to work as a trainer, coach, human performance specialist, nutrition consultant, or a physical therapist, our master’s in exercise science can help prepare you to reach your goals. With our online exercise program, you can use health and wellness to help others achieve their full potential and live a more fulfilling life.

Our exercise science master’s program blends a core exercise physiology program with specialized courses in fitness, performance, and nutrition. With this combination, you can gain both the broad knowledge base and the in-depth experience you need to succeed in your career. 

In all of our exercise and wellness degrees, you will take foundational exercise science courses covering physiology, fitness assessment and programming, nutrition, and statistical analysis and research methods in exercise science. From there, you will move into your specialization courses. Our fitness science program can take you further into the impact of exercise on the body and teach you how to harness this knowledge to hone athletic ability as well as to promote recovery. 

Meanwhile, our nutrition concentration emphasizes the role of proper nutrition in providing solutions to issues like diabetes, eating disorders, and chronic illnesses. This cognate can also give you a foundational understanding of how the body uses food and what proper nutrition looks like. 

Combining this crucial understanding of nutrition with principles of exercise science, our programs can give you a holistic understanding of the human body and healthy living — equipping you to assess communities and promote healthy living through eating and exercise habits. 

By being trained in our exercise science master’s program, you can be ready to make a difference in the world through health and wellness training and promotion.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Commercial, corporate, resort, or university fitness trainer
  • Human performance specialist
  • Medical fitness specialist
  • Nutrition and exercise specialist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Wellness coach

The field of exercise science continues to grow and impact more industries. In order to prepare you for the specific type of work you’re looking for, Liberty offers different concentrations within the master’s in exercise science. Each of the options below provides 18 credit hours of specialized content for that subject area.

Take a look and see what concentration will fit your career goals best!

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.