Online Master of Science in Exercise Science

Become a Health and Fitness Expert

Your future. Our promise.

Develop the skills you need for success in health and fitness careers with Aurora University’s online Master of Science in Exercise Science degree.

In this convenient graduate program, you can gain the credentials needed for career advancement. The courses prepare you for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) exam. This program also features a specialization in clinical exercise physiology, allowing you to focus your studies and meet your specific career goals.

Online Format

You Can Finish in Just 1 Year

Courses Last 8 to 16 Weeks

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Online Courses Bolstered by Active Learning Experiences

This program provides students with foundational skills in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, research methods, administration, and other areas. Because we emphasize hands-on application through an internship or capstone, you can graduate with the experience to apply what you learn in the workplace. The online courses cover these and other topics:

Get an advanced overview of the role of nutrient selection and timing in health, exercise, and sports performance.

Focus on implementing and applying psychological techniques within sports and exercise settings.

Learn about analyzing and applying organizational, administrative, and managerial concepts relating to exercise settings.

Engage in an advanced analysis of the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise training.

Your Education is More Flexible and Affordable

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. As a student, you will utilize a convenient learning platform that puts the path to a degree at your fingertips.

Build the Strength and Agility for Numerous Careers

If you are ready to advance your career, take your next step with us. By completing this program, you can become an exercise science expert prepared to work in numerous health and fitness settings as a strength and conditioning coach, cardiac rehabilitation specialist, clinical lab coordinator, or another role.

Qualify for Roles with Leading Organizations

Our students have completed internships or found employment at the following institutions:

  • Arizona State University
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • San Francisco Giants
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Notre Dame

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. AU Online strives to make college affordable for students while designing degree programs around quality curricula to foster career success.

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Aurora University is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements initiative.

Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.