Master of Science in Exercise Science & Wellness-Fitness & Performance
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 18, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Others Reach Their Fitness Goals with a Master’s 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. Throughout this degree program, you will gain knowledge in biomechanical analysis and helping the body recover from prolonged activity. 

Why Choose Liberty’s M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness – Fitness and Performance Degree?

Exceptional training, professional educators, and a Christian worldview — these are just a few of the benefits you’ll receive if you choose to pursue Liberty University’s Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness with a specialization in fitness and performance. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be prepared to fulfill any position you desire within this field.

Throughout the program, you’ll train under professors who have years of real-life experience in exercise science, fitness, and nutrition and are passionate about helping you succeed academically and professionally. Plus, each of your courses is integrated with biblical principles, which will give you the background you’ll need to incorporate your faith into your profession.

What Will You Learn in the Master’s in Exercise Science – Fitness and Performance Program?

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

With your specialization in fitness and performance, you’ll receive additional training on subjects including strength development, speed and agility, conditioning and recovery, and biomechanical analysis. Plus, your degree allows you to handpick an exercise science elective allowing you to further personalize your degree to your specific career goals.

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Military Benefits

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 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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

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*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official 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

Fitness and Performance Degree Program Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Earning your online Master of Science in Exercise Science degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our master’s in exercise science and wellness degree online has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 

  • You can complete your master’s in exercise science and wellness in under 2 years.