Impact the World of Sports, Fitness, and Wellness with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness!
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Exercise provides will equip you with knowledge, tools, and skills that you’ll need to address health, wellness, and human performance in a variety of individuals. You will increase your knowledge of physiology, biomechanics, and sports nutrition to advance in start or advance in this field. The program is meant to shape professionals who will impact the world of sports, fitness, and wellness. Plus, you can complete this degree without taking residential courses on our campus, allowing you to continue to devote time to your work, family, church, and community.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness?
The mission of Liberty University is to Train Champions for Christ, so in everything we do, we are striving for excellence. You’ll be learning from professors who not only have years of experience and advanced training in the field but are also passionate about helping you succeed in your career goals and educating from a Christian perspective. You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of positions in the exercise science and wellness field and understand how to actively integrate your faith into your profession.
Additionally, you’ll have flexibility with your master’s degree because the M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness is 100% online. Continue spending time with your family, working in your current profession, and dedicating service to your church and community as you complete your master’s courses at your own pace.
What Will You Learn in Your Exercise Science and Wellness Program?
At Liberty, our goal with this degree is to give you all the tools you’ll need to succeed in your chosen career. To be fully prepared to enter into or advance in the field of exercise science and wellness, your core classes will cover topics on physiology, fitness assessment and programming, nutrition, and statistical analysis and research methods in exercise science.
With this program, you will choose between the fitness and performance and nutrition and wellness specializations. Depending on which degree you pursue, you could cover topics like strength development, conditioning and recovery, biomechanical analysis, public health and physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease, and nutrition-related conditions like diabetes, obesity, and eating disorders. In addition, your program will give you the opportunity to choose an elective course to further personalize your degree to your specific professional goals.
- EXSC 510 – Advanced Exercise Physiology
- EXSC 520 – Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science
- EXSC 660 – Fitness Assessment and Programming
- HLTH 640 – Principles of Nutrition
Fitness and Performance
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness – Fitness and Performance is geared toward those in the strength and conditioning profession at the high school, collegiate, and professional level, as well as those who work as performance specialists in commercial sports performance centers. You will gain knowledge in biomechanical analysis and helping the body recover from prolonged activity.
- EXSC 540 – Advanced Strength Development
- EXSC 542 – Advanced Conditioning and Recovery
- EXSC 550 – Advanced Biomechanical Analysis
- HLTH 645 – Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active
Potential Career Options
- Corporate, university, commercial, or resort fitness trainer
- Human performance specialist
- Strength a conditioning coach
- Wellness coach
Nutrition and Wellness
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness – Nutrition and Wellness prepares you to help individuals in both the private and commercial sector understand healthy eating habits and maintain overall quality physical health.
- EXSC 640 – Public Health and Physical Activity
- EXSC 650 – Promoting Activity in the Community
- HLTH 643 – Nutrition & Chronic Disease
- HLTH 644 – Diabetes, Obesity & Eating Disorders
Potential Career Options
- Medical fitness specialist
- Nutrition and exercise specialist
- Wellness coach
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and 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 a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times
Admission Requirements for the MS in Excercise Science and Wellness
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.
Master’s of Exercise Science and Wellness Program Highlights
By earning your Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 our master’s in exercise science and wellness degree online has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
You can complete our Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness in under two years.