This 36 credit Master of Science (MS) degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP) takes a science-based approach toward the fields of exercise science, sports medicine, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports performance and strength and conditioning. The program focuses on the role of physical activity in the promotion of health, fitness and quality of life.
The degree promotes scholarly inquiry and cultivates "research-savvy practitioners". A research-savvy practitioner is a professional who can recognize and use the latest cutting-edge knowledge when working with clients, patients, and community. Our program is recognized by the NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) which recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, education guidelines recommended by the NSCA.
Check out the information below to determine which of the 2 concentrations is right for you.
|Criteria||Wellness Practitioner||Advanced Practitioner|
|Designed for||Students With None or Minimal Prior Education in Health And Human Performance||Students With Prior Education in Health And Human Performance|
|Format||Part-Time or Full-Time||Full-Time Cohort|
|Coursework Content||Medical Terminology, Functional Anatomy, Fitness Assessment, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Nutrition, and/or Exercise Psychology||Fitness Assessment, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Nutrition, and/or Exercise Psychology, Biomechanics, Research Methods, and Statistics, and Scientific Communications|
|Prospective Careers||Owners and/or Managers of Public and Private (Corporate/Industrial) Exercise, Fitness, Wellness, and Health and Human Performance Facilities and Gymnasiums||Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Exercise Scientists in the University, School, Private and Corporate/Industrial Settings, and/or the Pursuit of Further Academic Study (Doctoral) programs|