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Promote Health and Wellness Professionally with Our Master’s in Human Performance – Nutrition

Are you passionate about the health, nutrition, and well-being of others? Maybe you have personal reasons for wanting to prevent obesity, aid others with diabetes management, bring hope to those with eating disorders, or give clinical assistance to someone who has a physical handicap. When you choose to pursue Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance: Nutrition degree, you’re going to obtain the knowledge and skills you need to give professional guidance in any of these areas and more.

You’re probably ready to take the next step in your education or your career in human performance. With our degree, you’ll be prepared to enter positions as a wellness coach or a specialist in nutrition, exercise, or medical fitness. However, you may be ready to obtain your prerequisites for a chiropractic or physical or occupational therapist program. Whether you want to start your career upon graduation or go on to a medical program, our human performance degree will prepare you to do so.

So what are you waiting for? You’re already passionate about health and wellness. Take the next step in your education to start the career or receive the advancement you want. At Liberty, we’ll make sure you have all the resources you need for a successful future.

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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 M.S. in Human Performance – Nutrition Degree?

Human performance is an exciting, challenging, and broad career field. We understand that you need a degree that is unique and offers you benefits and resources that will set you up for a successful future. At Liberty, you’ll be provided with the coursework, personalization, and resources you need to excel in your career.

One of the most important aspects of our human performance degree is that you’re going to receive personal attention from your professors. These men and women are highly trained professionals with advanced degrees and real-world experience related to human performance and nutrition. They are eager for the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and expertise to you throughout your academic journey.

Another great resource available to you is our on-campus resources and state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll have access to our human performance, functional assessment, and athletic training laboratories, providing you with hands-on experience prior to graduation. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills in our Standardized Patient Center.

What Will You Learn in Our M.S. in Human Performance Nutrition Degree?

Completing your master’s degree in human performance with Liberty University means learning the skills you need to immediately start your career in health and wellness or prepare to enter medical school or another advanced degree program. You will study many foundational topics of human performance through lab work and analytical courses.

Some of the courses you’ll take include the following:

  • Advanced Biomechanical Analysis and Lab
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology and Lab
  • Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

If you choose to pursue our nutrition specialization, you’ll study the principles of food-borne illness prevention, chronic disease, diabetes, obesity, and eating disorders. Additionally, you’ll do independent research when you write your thesis.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

EXSC 510 – Advanced Exercise Physiology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Physiological adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.

EXSC 520 – Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The development of understanding in statistical methodology as it relates to the field of exercise science
  • The ability to summarize, analyze, and interpret data using descriptive and inferential statistics

EXSC 550 – Advanced Biomechanical Analysis

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Mechanical principles
  • A quantitative analysis of human movement
  • Advanced study of biomechanical instrumentation systems
  • Current research in the field of biomechanics

HLTH 640 – Principles of Nutrition

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The basic principles of nutrition
  • The metabolism of proteins, fats, and macro and micronutrients
  • The role food choices play in health promotion and disease prevention
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Highlights of Our M.S. in Human Performance Nutrition Degree

  • Utilize our Human Performance Laboratory and Center for the Analysis of Human Movement Laboratory, which provides over 8,000 square feet of workspace with state-of-the-art equipment. 
  • You will have access to our Functional Assessment Laboratorywhich is outfitted with a variety of functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment housed within an additional 2,000 square feet area.
  • We also have an Athletic Training Lab, which serves as a classroom and laboratory for clinical and didactical instruction related to learning athletic training competencies and skills.
  • In our Standardized Patient Center, you can practice your clinical skills and receive feedback from faculty in our athletic training work-study program prior to taking your practical

Career Opportunities for M.S. in Human Performance – Nutrition Graduates

  • Nutrition and Exercise Specialist
  • Medical Fitness Specialist
  • Wellness Coaches

M.S. in Human Performance Nutrition Degree Information

Admission Requirements for M.S. in Human Performance 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. 2.5 to 2.99 GPA may grant admission on caution