Show off Your Expertise and Advance Your Career with Liberty’s Exercise Science and Wellness Degree

Get excited for a rewarding career in exercise science. Whether you are looking to earn a master’s degree to pursue doctoral studies, advance in your current profession, or get equipped for your dream job, Liberty can help! Our Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness is designed with your success in mind.

Your master’s degree should require more than classroom lectures and midterm essays. At Liberty, we want to challenge you, so you can walk away confident as you pursue your next goal. Your college experience will be greatly enhanced by our teaching and research laboratories, where your knowledge can come to life. Learn hands-on with the latest industry equipment so you can stand out to future employers.

Wherever you want your degree to take you, we want to be a part of the journey. Our expert faculty will come alongside you, mentoring and praying with you throughout your studies. With our vision of Training Champions for Christ, we want to provide you with industry best practices and Christian integrity that will make you the best in your field. Stand out for all the right reasons with a degree in exercise science from Liberty.


Why Choose Liberty’s Exercise Science and Wellness Master’s Degree?

Let us help you get the most out of your graduate studies! Liberty’s Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness degree will provide you with industry standard equipment and resources to help you develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to stand out in the competitive field of exercise science.

As a graduate student in our exercise science and wellness degree, you will be able to grow with hands-on experience through the following means:

  • Get practical first-hand use of over 20 research and teaching labs, including our Human Performance Lab, Functional Assessment Lab, and Standardized Patient Center.
  • Utilize the Human Performance Laboratory and the Center for the Analysis of Human Movement Laboratory which provide over 8,000-square-feet of workspace with state-of-the-art, industry equipment.
  • Our Functional Assessment Laboratory is outfitted with a variety of functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment.
  • Our Athletic Training Lab serves as a classroom and laboratory for clinical and didactical instruction related to learning athletic training competencies and skills.
  • Our Standardized Patient Center will allow you to practice your clinical skills and receive feedback from faculty in our athletic training work-study program prior to taking your practical
  • Additionally, your practical exams will be acted out in a realistic clinical learning environment that simulates real-world conditions. One of our classrooms has an Astroturf floor to better simulate on-field evaluations!

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness Degree?

Become an expert in your field with a master’s degree in exercise science and wellness. Our program focuses on both theoretical studies and practical skills vital to exercise science professionals. From developing an understanding of research methods in the field to working hands-on in our fitness labs with physical fitness assessments, you can walk away with confidence in your training.

Our students learn how to summarize, analyze, and interpret data using industry standard statistical means. Learn how to apply your data analysis skills and research methods to create exercise prescriptions for clients with all types of health and fitness needs. Our Functional Assessment Laboratory is equipped with functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment for you to receive hands-on training!

Check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

EXSC 510Advanced Exercise Physiology

EXSC 520– Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

EXSC 525 – Research Methods in Exercise Science

EXSC 660 – Fitness Assessment and Programming

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Highlights of Our M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness Degree

  • You can complete this master’s degree in as little as one year!
  • Join our 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.
  • Professional-level research equipment including a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more!
  • Our faculty are experienced in academia, 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!

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Career Opportunities for Exercise Science and Wellness Graduates

  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Corporate, University, Commercial, or Resort Fitness Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Human Performance Specialist

 

  • Nutrition and Exercise Specialist
  • Sports Physiologist
  • Sports Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Coach

 

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

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 graduation 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)

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