Online Master’s in Exercise Science – Performance Elevating Athletic Performance with Online Learning


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a fitness professional in search of a master’s degree program that fits your current profession? Maybe you’re a physical education teacher, a personal trainer, or a human performance specialist in search of a pay raise. No matter which category you fit, Liberty’s online master’s in exercise science and wellness – fitness and performance may be right for you.

Liberty University’s master’s in health and fitness is geared toward those who work in strength and conditioning at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. This degree also aims to serve those who work as performance specialists in commercial sports performance centers. Through this degree program, you can gain knowledge in biomechanical analysis, performance health, and fitness science while learning how to help the human body recover from prolonged activity.

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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

Exceptional training, professional educators, and a Christian worldview — these are just a few of the benefits you can receive if you pursue Liberty University’s M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness with a specialization in fitness and performance. This degree program seeks to prepare you for jobs in sport, exercise, kinesiology, and health and wellness management.

Throughout the program, you’ll train under professors who have years of real-world experience in exercise science, fitness, and nutrition and who are passionate about helping you succeed. In addition, each of your courses is integrated with biblical principles. At Liberty, we teach from a biblical worldview so you can gain the foundation you need to incorporate your faith into your profession.

At Liberty, we value the time and energy that you dedicate to the success of your education and career, so we’ve created a performance wellness program that can help provide you with the knowledge and training you need to excel in your field. In this master’s degree, your core courses will cover topics like exercise physiology, fitness assessment and programming, nutrition, statistical analysis, and research methods in exercise science.

With the specialization in fitness and performance, you’ll receive additional training in subjects like strength development, speed and agility, conditioning and recovery, and biomechanical analysis. Additionally, your degree allows you to handpick an exercise science elective – so you can further personalize your degree to match your specific career goals.

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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.