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Earn Your BS in Sports and Health Sciences Online

Whether inspired by Olympic, pro sports, or TV celebrity athletes or simply a desire to develop a lifestyle aimed at wellness, many factors go into motivating people to maintain and improve their health and fitness. By earning your Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences from American Public University (APU), you learn how to help individuals optimize health and wellness in an age when life expectancies continue to climb.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Knowledge

Through this program, you engage in the scientific study of human movement and behavior, exploring exercise science, exercise testing and programming, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness.


Your studies include topics that are foundational to the allied health professions—anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, and kinesiology. To focus your learning, you will choose from a variety of concentration options.

Certification Opportunities

Our partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)® gives you access to proprietary course content and certification exams available at preferred student pricing. You have the option to pursue certification as a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Group Fitness Instructor (GFI), and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

Collaborative Learning

APU’s largely working professional student population is unique. You will study alongside motivated fellow learners representing the military, as well as law enforcement, health-related, and other service-driven communities.

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