Ask the fitness, health and wellness industry in Pennsylvania and beyond: PennWest California is the leader in the study of exercise science. We were the first to launch this nationally ranked, 100% online master's degree program to give premier training to working professionals.
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.
Students also have the ability to choose two concentrations to earn a dual concentration.
PennWest offers 10 online Exercise Science concentrations to take your career to the next level.
Delivered 100% online so you can earn your degree while still working as an exercise, military, healthcare, or other professional.
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.
The first academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
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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.
A Pennsylvania Western University alumna has made history as the first female full-time athletic trainer for the Green Bay Packers. Erin Roberge ’22, has worked with the Packers organization since 2020. She earned her master’s degree in exercise science from PennWest California in December.
Dr. Barry McGlumphy, who founded the graduate-level exercise science program at PennWest California and has served on the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) advisory board, discusses why he chose this field and how he guides the next generation of fitness, wellness, and health care professionals.
Conditional Admission Requirements
Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
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.