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PennWest University combines the resources of three historic schools – California, Clarion and Edinboro universities – into one leading institution in online and traditional classroom education. This new model university offers more top programs. More top-notch professors. More support and services. You might call it the future of higher education. We’re calling it Pennsylvania Western University. We’re here for it. How about you?

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Exercise Science and Health Promotion

The Nation’s First 100% Online Master’s in Exercise Science.

Earn a nationally ranked MSES degree that’s built around convenience and affordability.

At PennWest, we're here for the thinkers and the doers, the ones who want something more from life. It’s why we launched the first 100% online master's degree program at our PennWest California campus. This 100% online program allows working professionals just like you to work while they earn their degree. 

Designed for maximum flexibility and affordability, the online MSES program lets you choose from 10 different concentrations, with full- or part-time options. Small class sizes allow our expert faculty to deliver high-quality content in a personalized manner. And PennWest’s partnerships with national organizations and corporations connect you to best practices in the industry.

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Choose from 10 Concentrations
PennWest offers 10 online Exercise Science concentrations to take your career to the next level.
College on Your Schedule – Here for It.
Delivered 100% online — so you can earn your certificate while still working as an exercise, military, healthcare, or other professional.
Focused on Health
According to Mindbody, more than two-thirds of people in the U.S. report they’re more focused on health and wellness than ever before because they want to live longer and healthier lives.
Fast Facts
The first academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Varies by concentration
100% online
Justin Barroner, PGA, MS, MBA


Better Careers. Higher Salaries. We’re here for it.

Graduates in the field of Exercise Science may work in rehabilitation, helping individuals gain strength or recover from injury. They may work with athletes as trainers, or become wellness coaches. Jobs in all sectors of the exercise science field are in high demand. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for fitness trainers and instructors will grow 39% -- much faster than average – between now and 2030.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Competently describe and apply principles and applications of leadership, including persuasiveness, leading and directing teams, leading within organizations, leadership opportunities in shaping fitness policy, techniques for managing change and empowerment
  2. Analyze and apply fitness, wellness, & injury prevention research, focusing on current clinical outcomes research, psychology and physical activity research, and wellness research
  3. Demonstrate an above average ability to implement and apply integrated functional fitness, wellness, and exercise science techniques and methodologies
  4. Plan and develop various fitness, wellness, and exercise science program design projects including program elements, rationale, innovative design, and supporting research
  5. Demonstrate above average skills in the launching of new ventures, as well as business and management practices, including: management theory, financial management, personnel management, record keeping, risk management, marketing, billing and technology issues
  6. Demonstrate above average skills in the planning, administration and evaluation of wellness and fitness programs, nutrition projects and exercise physiology tracks based in sport, clinical, industrial and corporate environments
  7. Join and participate in professional organizations and demonstrate above average skills in professional development and responsibility
  8. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the areas of biomechanics, applied anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition for peak performance

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PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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