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Explore Your Path in Exercise Science

Today, getting healthy and staying fit is a national priority — and a major American business that needs more and more well-trained professionals to meet demand.

If you’re ready to be part of this dynamic industry, earning an online exercise science bachelor’s degree or online exercise science master’s degree (link to master’s degree) will expand your skillset and advance your career opportunities throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in exercise science are growing. For instance, employment of fitness trainers and group fitness instructors is projected to grow 19% through 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

PennWest Global Online (formerly known as California University or Cal U) is a nationally respected leader for outstanding online exercise science degree programs. PennWest Global Online offers you many different exercise science degree learning options, including pathways to prepare for certification in exercise science and the convenience of studying online.

Earn your exercise science degree online at PennWest Global Online with many concentrations to choose from to match your interests and career plans.

Why Study Exercise Science?

Education and training are required for fitness instructors, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists and other professionals in the field of exercise science in order to work effectively and safely with patients and clients at all ages and skill levels. Studying online means you can more easily balance work, family and college coursework: PennWest Global Online makes earning your online exercise science degree both convenient and affordable.

Explore Online Exercise Science Programs


Get started by reviewing our comprehensive list of online programs in exercise science and health promotion through PennWest Global Online.

Through our online exercise science bachelor’s degree, you will sharpen your skills in youth fitness, or study fitness for aging individuals, as well as special needs populations. You can complete this fully online bachelor's degree program in three years, or even less if you have transfer credits, without any on-campus residency requirements. And you will gain skills and certification to be job-ready.

If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree, you can develop more intensive knowledge and skills with master’s level study in the specialized areas of exercise science, fitness, health and wellness. PennWest Global Online also offers an online doctorate in health science. Here are your options:

Online Exercise Science Bachelor’s Degree

The online bachelor's in exercise science lets you study exercise science, human performance, wellness, and fitness, plus build a strong foundation in business, marketing, management and more. Choose our online concentration in Human Performance and Wellness.

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Online Exercise Science Master’s Degree: Concentrations

Select a single concentration as the focus of your degree or add a second approved area of focus to create a dual concentration. Post-bachelor’s certificates are available in these areas as well.

  • Advanced Golf Performance Training
  • Applied Sport Science
  • Group Fitness Leadership
  • Nutrition
  • Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Tactical Strength & Conditioning
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness and Fitness


Certifications in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion
  • Certified Wellcoach
  • Fusionetics®
  • Technogym Golf Performance Professional


Online Doctorate in Health Science 

We’re ready to help you take your next step to earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate exercise science degree fully online. Apply now!