Masters In Exercise Science And Wellness
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Demonstrate Your Expertise and Advance Your Career with Liberty’s Exercise Science and Wellness Degree

Whether you are seeking to prepare for doctoral studies, advance in your current profession, or become more 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 can 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. To fulfill our mission of Training Champions for Christ, we seek to provide an education that is rooted in industry best practices and Christian integrity. Stand out as a leader in your industry with a degree in exercise science from Liberty.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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

We understand the necessity of graduate work that is both fulfilling and rigorous. Liberty’s master’s in exercise physiology degree can provide you with industry-standard equipment and resources so you can develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to stand out in the competitive field of exercise science. Many exercise physiology programs don’t offer the same level of support that Liberty does. Our professors not only have terminal degrees in their respective areas of study – they also have a desire to get to know you, pray for you, and mentor you as you pursue your master’s in exercise science and wellness.

As a graduate student in our exercise science and wellness degree, you can 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 Biomechanics & Motion Analysis Lab, 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 assessments, 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.
  • 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!

Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness Specializations

Check out our specializations below:

Fitness and Performance

Nutrition and Wellness

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

  • You can complete this master’s degree in as little as 2 years!
  • 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.
  • Utilize 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!

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 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)

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

At Liberty, you can come 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 that are 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.

Students in our exercise physiologist master’s degree learn how to summarize, analyze, and interpret data using industry-standard statistical means. Learn how to apply 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 510  Advanced Exercise Physiology

EXSC 520 – Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

EXSC 525 – Research Methods in Exercise Science

EXSC 660 – Fitness Assessment and Programming

Career Opportunities for Exercise Science and Wellness Graduates

Master’s in exercise science jobs are competitive. With Liberty’s cutting-edge training and facilities, you can be confident in your education. Jobs for exercise physiologists are growing at a rate of 13%, which is faster than average.* Jumpstart your career in exercise physiology today and explore some of the following careers: 

  • 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

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Exercise Physiologists (viewed online February 21, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.