Human Performance (M.S.) - Fitness & Wellness

Human Performance (M.S.) - Fitness & Wellness

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
EXSC 510Advanced Exercise Physiology3
EXSC 511Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXSC 520Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science3
EXSC 525Research Methods in Exercise Science3
EXSC 550Advanced Biomechanical Analysis3
EXSC 551Advanced Biomechanical Analysis Lab1
HLTH 645Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active3
Total Hours17
Fitness & Wellness Cognate
EXSC 633Exercise and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities3
EXSC 640Public Health and Physical Activity3
EXSC 650Promoting Physical Activity in the Community3
EXSC 660Fitness Assessment and Programming3
Total Hours12
Thesis or Internship Courses 1
EXSC 689Thesis Proposal and Design 23
EXSC 690Thesis Defense3
Total Hours6

Students may take EXSC 699 Internship (1-6 c.h.) instead of EXSC 689 Thesis Proposal and Design (3 c.h.) and EXSC 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)


Any thesis student who is not ready for enrollment in EXSC 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.) after completing EXSC 689 Thesis Proposal and Design (3 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student's thesis chair, to repeat EXSC 689 Thesis Proposal and Design (3 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in EXSC 690 Thesis Defense (3 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 35 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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