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Earn Your Master’s 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 MS in Sports and Health Sciences from American Public University (APU), you gain knowledge to help individuals optimize physical performance through movement, exercise, and fitness plans.

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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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

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

Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Uniquely Online

For your convenience, you can access coursework for APU’s Master of Science in Sports and Health Sciences online 24/7. You’ll benefit from the flexibility of weekly class schedules with no set login times. It is one of the few fully online master’s programs in sports and health sciences.

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).

Comprehensive Coursework

You will explore bioenergetics, nutrition, exercise science, movement, and fitness training. You will be challenged to analyze humans from a physical, physiological, psychological, and functional perspective, as you apply qualitative and quantitative research to relevant issues in sports and health sciences.

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.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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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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