Program Overview

California University of Pennsylvania’s Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention program is a great career stepping stone for fitness professionals who want to learn about designing fitness and performance training programs for physically active people. This Cal U program allows students to earn a post master’s certificate in exercise science.

Students entering this program must already have earned a graduate degree in a field such as athletic training, psychology, physical education, teaching, nursing, or exercise science. This track will help students prepare to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification.

Successful completion of this program and certification states that the fitness professional can help athletes effectively maximize their potential and accomplish their sports-related goals while decreasing the risk of injury. Programs that these professionals may design could include balance training, speed, agility, flexibility training, and cardiorespiratory training, among others.

The courses for this program are Research in Performance Enhancement, Performance Enhancement in Physical Activity, Performance Enhancement Program Design, and Current Topics in Performance Enhancement. Each course is worth 3 credits for a total of 12 credit hours. The entire program can be completed in 40 weeks.

Students enrolled to earn this certificate must realize that finding job placement (if they do not have a job already) is the sole responsibility of the individual. Cal U takes no responsibility to find a suitable career for students. However, the job placement rate for those who have completed this program is 100%.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    Requirements

    Applicants to the post-master's certificate program must have their master's degree or be certified, licensed or registered in one of the following: athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, physician assistant, nursing, chiropractic or other similar healthcare profession.

    School Overview

    Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized campus located in California, Pennsylvania, in a rural area 35 miles away from Pittsburgh. This school is dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. Students can choose from one of more than 75 online associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees offered completely online. You’ll receive the same diploma you would from one of our on-campus programs.

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