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Master of Science in Exercise Science & Wellness-Fitness & Performance
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
August 27, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Others Become Fit with the MS in Exercise Science and Wellness – 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. 

Specialized Courses Include:

  • EXSC 540 – Advanced Strength Development

  • EXSC 542 – Advanced Conditioning and Recovery

  • EXSC 550 – Advanced Biomechanical Analysis

  • HLTH 645 – Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active

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Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 Exercise 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.

Potential Career Options

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Human Performance Specialist
  • Resort Fitness Trainer

Master’s of Exercise Science and Wellness- Fitness and Performance Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness- Fitness and Performance 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 our Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness- Fitness and Performance degree online 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 nonprofit university. 

  • You can complete our Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness- Fitness and Performance in under two years.