Skills for a Career that will Make a Difference
Calvin University’s online MS in Exercise Science – Health and Exercise Rehabilitation program will prepare you for careers that help individuals develop achievable and measurable goals, and maintain healthy lifestyle changes.
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Inspire Lasting Change
A study concluded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018 revealed that 42.4% of adults in the United States are obese.1 With nearly half of the population facing obesity and its accompanying health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, there is a growing need for professionals. The online MS in Exercise Science – Health and Exercise Rehabilitation program delivers the skills it takes to impact positive change and help individuals lead healthy lifestyles.
Available through Calvin’s online classroom, the Health and Exercise Rehabilitation concentration provides the schedule flexibility working professionals need. Courses can be accessed online at any time from any place to ensure students can balance their education with their full-time professional schedules.
Career Outlook: Roles that Promote Healthy Living
With the Health and Exercise Rehabilitation concentration, you’ll build the skills for a variety of in-demand careers that influence positive change for individuals and entire communities. As obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, the need for exercise physiologists is in high demand, with the field expected to grow by 11% through 2029.2 With this growth rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts thousands of new positions will be created over the next decade.
Other Health and Exercise Rehabilitation Careers Include:
- Collegiate or professional coach
- Higher education instructor
- Business owner
- Health Coach
Exercise physiologists create and oversee wellness programs for individuals who are recovering from illness and disease. 22% of current exercise physiologists in the United States are employed by state and private hospitals.2
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Cardiac rehabilitation specialists develop health recovery plans for patients struggling with and recovering from heart conditions and surgeries.3Career Outlook
Curriculum: Christian-Based Instruction from Expert Educators
The Health and Exercise Rehabilitation concentration is taught by expert professionals who combine real-world experience with faith-based instruction. As a student, you’ll complete seven exercise science core courses and three concentration-specific courses that include instruction on cardiac rehabilitation, clinical exercise physiology, and more.
Course Spotlight: KIN 515 Principles of Cardiac Rehabilitation
In this course, students will examine models of cardiac rehabilitation program delivery from inpatient to post-rehabilitation care. Cardiac disease patients and special demographic populations will be studied, including modifiable lifestyle practices such as nutrition and physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, behavior modification, program adherence, and management of potential emergencies. Students will gain skills in administrative and managerial procedures, program assessment, and case management.View Courses
Course Spotlight: KIN 545 Clinical Exercise Physiology
In this course, students will study the clinical aspects of exercise physiology including fundamental knowledge of disease-specific pathology and treatment guidelines. Exercise testing and training principles for patients with chronic diseases and disabilities will be examined, including metabolic, respiratory, immune, neuromuscular, and bone and joint disorders. Special populations studied will include children, elderly, and pregnant and post-partum women.
Choose from 3 Concentrations
The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers a selection of three career-focused concentrations designed to increase your professional potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The online Master’s in Exercise Science program can be completed in one year.
Yes. The online Master’s in Exercise Science program offers both part- and full-time options.
Upcoming start dates for this program include Aug. 30 and Oct. 25.
Yes. You may choose from concentrations in health and exercise rehabilitation, performance and sport science, and sport and exercise administration. Students can also pursue more than one concentration.
Once you complete the online Master’s in Exercise Science, you’ll have the credential to pursue positions such as exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, athlete manager, athletic facilities director, and more, depending on your chosen concetration. Visit the program’s careers page to learn more about career outcomes.