Masters in Applied Exercise Science

Is the M.S. in Applied Exercise Science program right for you?

Give yourself the knowledge you need to guide yourself and others to peak physical performance with a Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science. As an exercise science major, you will be prepared with the technical skills to drive your body to new limits and teach others how to do the same.

At Ashland, we understand the needs of working adults. That’s why our Master’s degree in exercise science can be completed online with two individual in-person meetings to demonstrate lifting techniques or through a mix of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. In today’s aggressive market, many positions require advanced degrees. Let this Master’s degree help you attain your dream job.

What you'll learn

The Master’s in exercise science degree is a unique program that focuses on strength and conditioning. As a student, you’ll take classes in The Scientific Basis for Sport, The Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport, Scientific Foundation of Nutrition in Sport and more.

Why earn your Applied Exercise Science degree at Ashland?

  • Every graduate is prepared to attain Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructor (HFI) certification
  • You’ll learn from passionate instructors with years of professional strength and conditioning experience 
  • The M.S. in Applied Exercise Science can be completed in as few as 15 months

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of exercise science jobs such as company health and wellness directors, college coaches, and fitness instructors; or they can pursue training in occupational or physical therapy.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for exercise physiologists and coaches is expected to grow at a 20% rate from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than average for all jobs in the United States.

Get started today!

If you’re looking for applied exercise science Master’s programs, consider choosing Ashland University. Fill out the form on this page to learn more, email grad-admissions@ashland.edu or apply now!