Prepare for fitness and health careers with the MS in Exercise Science online degree from Aurora University. This program emphasizes hands-on application and provides a strong foundation in key subject areas.
Through additional coursework and an internship or capstone experience, the MS in Exercise Science online degree prepares you for the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) exam or the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. Become a trained exercise science expert and complete your degree in 1-2 years with AU Online.
This graduate level program in Exercise Science is also offered on the Aurora University campus.
AU’s MS in Exercise Science online program features coursework in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, research methods and program organization and administration. All courses are taught by expert instructors with extensive experience in their fields.
“The research methods class in AU’s Exercise Science graduate program paid off for me right away at my current job working with cardiac rehab patients. It inspired me to create a new process for successfully identifying and addressing the barriers that many of my patients face in making lifestyle changes.”
-Amanda Miner MSES ’22
The Exercise Science program is an Education Recognition Program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Gain the skills to improve cardiovascular fitness, manage chronic illnesses and prepare for certification in this in-demand role.
*Applicants with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must submit a personal statement. Additional letters of recommendation and/or an interview with the program director may be required.
Graduate-level course credit is transferable, allowing students to earn their degree faster than ever. Graduate-level credit earned at regionally accredited institutions of higher education graded “B” or better may be transferred to Aurora University and applied toward a master’s or other post-baccalaureate programs prior to enrollment into Aurora University.