MS in Human Performance Degree – Fitness and Wellness Help People Learn the Benefits of Movement


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Online* with required intensives

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals? Maybe you’re currently a fitness coach in search of a career-enhancing credential, like a master’s in health and fitness. You can take part in educating and training people on better habits and promoting healthier communities using a health and wellness master’s degree from Liberty University.

Our online Master of Science in Human Performance — Fitness and Wellness can equip you with advanced training in exercise science, physiology, biomechanics, research, nutrition, public health, and community wellness promotion. This master’s in fitness and health degree program can teach you to make a difference in the health and well-being of your community.

You will also get a first-hand look at the latest research methods in the field so you can be up to date with best practices in human performance and exercise science. You will have the opportunity to complete 2 in-person labs on our campus in Lynchburg, Virginia while completing your other degree requirements from the comfort of your home. If you have a passion for helping individuals and communities live healthier lives, our online master’s degree in human performance may be a great fit for you.

Help people from all walks of life understand that when they invest in themselves and commit to living a healthy, active lifestyle, they can accomplish more than they ever imagined. Partner with us and help people reach their full fitness potential.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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  • 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

Our MS in Human Performance and wellness management offers you the chance to earn a credible degree and build confidence in your profession. Whether you are just starting out or considering a career change, the master’s degree in human performance takes 35 credit hours to complete — so your career in fitness and wellness can become a reality sooner than you think! You can have the flexibility to start or change paths in your career on your own timeline and at an affordable price.

The need for professional and passionate trainers, wellness coaches, and community fitness programmers is growing rapidly. Gain the skill set you need to pass on awareness of better health and fitness practices to the next generation.

As a human performance – health and wellness major at Liberty, you can strengthen your understanding of what exercise physiology means in the context of fitness and wellness. Throughout the human performance and physical fitness degree, you can learn how human performance is not dictated by mental or emotional health alone. Creating happier and healthier communities starts with learning how to assess and evaluate needs, understanding those with disabilities, and effectively collaborating with your community to create programs that demonstrate a unified commitment to physical activity.

With research-based objectives and statistical analysis in our online human performance program, you can understand health and wellness trends within your community and abroad. By the end of the degree, you can be prepared to integrate your faith into your passion for fitness and wellness so you can bring about greater human performance outcomes in your community.

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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.