Master Of Science In Exercise Science Fitness And Performance

MS: Exercise Science and Wellness: Fitness and Performance

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science and Wellness – Fitness and Performance

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Train for Greatness with Our Master’s in Fitness and Performance Degree Program

Whether you are just entering the field of exercise science, or you want to take your current fitness career to the next level, Liberty’s Master’s in Exercise Science – Fitness and Performance will give you the training you need. With our degree, you can set yourself apart as a personal trainer who fosters excellence and integrity in yourself and others.

Our exercise science and wellness master’s degree is for students who want to take their passion further. On campus, you will have access to our state-of-the-art human performance, athletic training, and standardized patient center labs. You can use these resources to take your skills further while training under our professors who have years of educational, research, and field experience. Get ready to train the next generation of athletically motivated men and women with our fitness and performance exercise science degree.

Pursue Your Degree with Confidence

  • Our Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness – Fitness and Performance degree is accredited by CAAHEP, the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
  • You can earn your First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications through Liberty while pursuing the master’s program.
  • NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certifications can be taken during your degree program to help you work as a high school or collegiate athletic coach in the field of strength and conditioning.

What Will You Learn?

  • Exercise leadership, sports nutrition, and exercise prescription
  • Foundations in musculoskeletal terminology, human anatomy and physiology, health kinesiology, strength training and condition, and biomechanics
  • Training in sports injuries, human movement, group exercise, and physical education

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our Exercise Science and Wellness – Fitness and Performance Degree

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation fitness specialist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness facility or wellness center owner/operator
  • Personal trainer

Facilities and Resources Available to Students in Our Exercise Science and Wellness Degree Program

  • Join Liberty’s Eta Sigma Gamma chapter to receive more career and professional growth opportunities.
  • Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories, including the Health Promotion Lab, Human Performance Lab, Functional Assessment Lab, Athletic Training Lab, and our Standardized Patient Center.
  • Train with professional-level research equipment including a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more!
  • Our faculty are experienced in health sciences academia, the fitness industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
  • Immerse yourself in engaging research projects where you could study algae biofuels, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, DNA analysis, crayfish parasites, and more!

Admission Requirements for Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA may grant admission on caution)

Undergraduate prerequisites, which can be taken after admission:

  • Undergraduate physiology or exercise physiology for EXSC-510: Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Undergraduate biomechanics or physics (or a similar course) for EXSC-550: Advanced Biomechanical Analysis
  • Undergraduate statistics or tests and measurements (or similar course) for EXSC-520: Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

You also have the option of completing EXSC 505 if the required prerequisite courses have not been completed.

 

 

 

33

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

Residential

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 10, 2022

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

15,000+

Students

20

NCAA DI Sports

500,000+

Community Service Hours

300+

Undergrad & Grad Programs

The Liberty DNA

Liberty’s promise to you is an education that expertly brings knowledge and faith together. You’ll not only be challenged academically but also pushed spiritually through weekly worship gatherings and community engagement, local service projects, and global mission trips. You can become a Champion for Christ that changes the world with the Gospel.

Convocation

The largest weekly gathering of Christian students in North America cannot happen without a key ingredient: you. Experience life-changing messages from more than 80 nationally acclaimed speakers each year.

Accreditation

In addition to Liberty’s institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, many programs are also accredited or recognized by specialized professional agencies, including ABA, ABET, ACBSP, AOA-COCA, ATS Commission on Accrediting, CAAHEP, CAATE, CACREP, CCNE, CEPH, CoARC, NCATE, and NASM.

Career Focused

As a Christian university, we’re committed to helping you every step of the way so you can earn your degree flexibly, affordably, and with excellence — and do the things that matter to you. That’s why our professors and dedicated Career Services department are focused on getting you job ready before you leave the classroom.

Convocation

The largest weekly gathering of Christian students in North America cannot happen without a key ingredient: you. Experience life-changing messages from more than 80 nationally acclaimed speakers each year.

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Accreditation

In addition to Liberty’s institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, many programs are also accredited or recognized by specialized professional agencies, including ABA, ABET, ACBSP, AOA-COCA, ATS Commission on Accrediting, CAAHEP, CAATE, CACREP, CCNE, CEPH, CoARC, NCATE, and NASM.

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Career Focused

As a Christian university, we’re committed to helping you every step of the way so you can earn your degree flexibly, affordably, and with excellence — and do the things that matter to you. That’s why our professors and dedicated Career Services department are focused on getting you job ready before you leave the classroom.

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FAFSA and Loan Information

Most graduate students qualify for $20,500 in student loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – and even more in certain health fields!

There are two types of federal loan options available to grad students:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Stafford) – loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but eligibility is not based on financial need.
  • Graduate PLUS Loans – loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. Eligibility is not based on financial need, but a credit check is required. If you have a bankruptcy, foreclosure, or an account in collections, you may be denied.

Tuition Costs

Liberty University provides master’s programs at just $545* per credit hour. Most courses will be paid by credit hour except the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity block rate of $2,850 per semester for 9-15 credit hours. Most graduate programs average from 35-45 credit hours to complete.

*Some programs differ and may have additional fees that apply.

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Visit Our Central Virginia Campus

Have you visited Liberty yet? We can’t wait to have you. Watch a robot fetch your books at the Jerry Falwell Library, cheer on the winning touchdown at Williams Stadium, break a sweat at the fitness center, and gaze at the stars at the astronomical observatory.

Located directly behind Arthur S. DeMoss Hall, the Montview Student Union is a 4-story, 168,000-square-foot structure that includes a lounge overlooking the Academic Commons, retail dining venues, an art gallery, a ballroom, and a bowling alley. The building also has space for academics, meetings, and offices.

The Liberty Baseball Stadium features the latest turf playing surface, as well as full-length, major league-style dugouts, a fully-equipped media area, two suites, a club room, and a spectator picnic area.

The Center for Medical and Health Sciences (CMHS) is a state-of-the-art modern learning facility for Liberty University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and School of Health Sciences. Sitting on Liberty Mountain, the 140,000 square-foot, four-story facility offers breathtaking views of the valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and west.

The Center for Music and the Worship Arts features 124 Steinway pianos and 43 teaching studios complete with piano, songwriting, and music computer labs. Additionally, the center includes a 1,600-seat concert hall.

The Center for Natural Sciences houses classrooms, an auditorium, and more than 30 laboratories designed for hands-on learning, including an advanced anatomy lab and a cell culture lab. The facility has more than $2 million in equipment, including a GC mass spectrometer and a gene sequencer.

As the primary academic building on campus, Arthur S. DeMoss Hall spans 500,000 square feet over four floors and houses computer labs, classrooms and student resource centers, and a rooftop terrace.

Jerry Falwell Library houses an array of study spaces including six learning commons, one technology commons, and 30 group-study rooms. Multiple terraces and balconies provide additional space to relax, and several dining options are available. Taking advantage of the latest technology, the ASRS, a robotic retrieval system, houses the majority of the library’s collections in a state-of-the-art automated on-site retrieval system.

The 275-foot-tall Freedom Tower, home of the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, the nation’s largest center for religious studies and ministerial training, includes classrooms and offices, a conference room, a homiletics lab, and an interactive classroom, as well as observation spaces to take in the spectacular views of campus.

The LaHaye Ice Center is home to Liberty men's and women's hockey teams, as well as the synchronized skating and figure skating teams. Recently renovated, the ice center seats 4,000 fans and includes 10 box suites.

Whichever way you like to break a sweat, you can do it here! The recreation center has weight rooms, cardio lofts, private classrooms, an indoor track, pools, a rock wall, soccer fields, and basketball courts.

The Residential Commons are comprised of three residence halls. The rooms feature a private bath, and every floor provides laundry facilities and a common lounge. Additional residential facilities are also planned for the site.

The three-story structure serves as a home base for the School of Business, which includes 152 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level, as well as centers of excellence focused on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cybersecurity, and stock trading. On the first floor, a stock trading simulation room, operating in partnership with BB&T, features an LED stock ticker that wraps around the top of the room and streams the latest market activity from Wall Street.

The Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre offers students the opportunity to ski, snowboard, and tube year-round with its cutting-edge terrain technology.

Tower Theater is home to Liberty’s Department of Theatre Arts as well as the professional theatre company, Alluvion Stage Company. Tower Theater features a Broadway-style fly tower and professional rigging system and has over 12,000 square feet of backstage and support area.

This auditorium’s 10,000 seats are filled by students at Convocation and Campus Community, concert-goers, and athletic event attendees.

The stadium’s 25,000 seats host the fans of our FBS conference football team. Williams Stadium also boasts a 110-foot viewing tower and houses the Football Operations Center, containing locker rooms, coaches’ offices, equipment, and weight rooms, and a training facility.

The Admission Process

Apply Now, Pay Later

Start the enrollment process by applying online now — the application takes about 10 minutes. Your application fee isn’t due until you enroll!

Get Accepted

Once you’ve submitted all your admission documents, you’ll be updated on the status of your application through text and email. You can also keep track on your Student Checklist.

Act Early

After you apply, you may be eligible for Liberty's Graduate Assistantship program. Each graduate assistant is awarded a tuition scholarship equivalent to a full-time course load in their respective degree.

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (877) 298-9617.

Hear from Liberty Students — Past and Present

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2019 SGA President Derek R.

“The whole school and the administration have their mindset on heaven — the Holy Spirit is so active on campus.”

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2019 SGA Vice President Esther L.

“It was knowing that I could be vulnerable about where I was from or what I was coming from or going through with people that were here and cared was encouraging and helped me with the transition.”

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David H.

“Spiritually, I have seen the most growth in my life. …The spiritual atmosphere of the campus here at Liberty is unreal.”

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Queenstar B.

“They [professors] see each student as an individual who has the potential to truly impact the world for God’s Namesake.”

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Sarah B.

“Here there are authentic people that have really embodied how the Lord cares for each of us.”

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Joseph H.

“Once I made it on campus — just the overwhelming amount of love that I received from the student body, the people on my hall, and my RAs just blew me away.”

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