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Master’s in Health Science, MS

Master’s in Health Science, MS

Advance Health and Well-Being

With research showing how proper nutrition and exercise can improve one’s health, the need for skilled professionals who have extensive knowledge in these areas is growing. With Lindenwood University’s online Master of Science in Health Sciences program, you can boost your career in the wellness and fitness industry and meet this demand for the dynamic field. 

This master’s in health science online program’s fitness and wellness track provides a strong scientific basis for advanced areas of the field. Prepare for a role as a wellness director or health educator, or build the knowledge needed for an advanced degree. As you earn your health science master’s degree online, you will examine key areas such as public health, fitness, exercise physiology, and nutrition. 

Program at a Glance

24 months

Duration

33

Credit Hours

$551

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

Awards & Recognitions

Top Ranked
Best Online Master’s in Health Science Degree Programs of 2024

Ranked #8
Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Exercise Science

The Fitness and Wellness specialization provides you with a strong scientific basis for seeking advanced degrees in wellness, therapeutic recreation and various allied health professions as well as those seeking practical skills for employment in the health and fitness industry.

Course Spotlight

Your master’s in health science online coursework can help you further develop your approach to supporting health, fitness and wellness. Explore advanced concepts within nutrition, exercise physiology, public health, and more. Enhance core studies through topical focuses in the following:  

  • Fitness and Wellness Specialization
  • Program Planning and Leadership
  • Recreation Organization and Administration
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

Essential Skills & Insights

  • People-Focused Leadership – develop your high-level approach to communicative, responsive and ethical leadership.   
  • Holistic-Minded – prepare to serve health and wellness through a holistic view of fitness, nutrition, recreation and much more.  
  • Exercise Physiology – learn the impacts of exercise on the mind and body and use these insights to serve better health and wellness.  
  • Public Health – understand how to support public health initiatives and plan and sustain these programs within communities.  

Career Outlook

Graduates can pursue rewarding careers serving health and wellness in fields such as health education and community health. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health education specialists and community health workers can earn a median annual salary of $48,860, and take advantage of a much faster than average job growth rate of 12 percent through 2031.   

Admissions Requirements

For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:

  • The Master of Science in Health Sciences currently has no application deadline and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis after their application file is complete.
  • No GRE score is required.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Previous four-year degree, preferably in area related to exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, health promotion, etc.
  • Absolute prerequisites: Basic statistics, anatomy & physiology I and II (both with labs), exercise physiology (with lab) and exercise testing. All courses must be completed with a “C” or better prior to full admission into the program. You can be accepted on a conditional acceptance basis with approval from the graduate program director.
  • Additional preferred coursework: Past student performance has indicated that students with introductory coursework in nutrition, exercise prescription, kinesiology and foundational science courses in areas related to biology, chemistry and physics are better suited to handle the rigors of the program.

Tuition Details

The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides being ranked ranked No. 17 on Niche.com’s list of Best Value Colleges in Missouri, we build in unique benefits such as our 20 percent discount per credit hour for returning alumni pursuing their master’s degree. 

Transfer Credits

Lindenwood offers a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs. This means you can complete your degree in as few as 24 credit hours at Lindenwood—saving you time and money on your education!  

Plus, you can personalize your transfer experience through Lindenwood’s Transfer Guides. These guides are part of our articulation partnerships with area community college to help you get the most value from your transfer credit.  

Interested in discovering related programs? Explore the following programs to find the best fit for your future: 

If you aren’t sure which program is right for you, filling out the form on this page and speaking to a Lindenwood representative is the best way to determine your path forward!  

Frequently Asked Questions

A master’s in health science can prepare you for rewarding roles in fields that impact health and wellness, including community health and health education. These job fields, which include career paths such as health education specialist and community health worker, are expected to grow at a faster than average job growth rate of 12 percent through 2031.

An MHS degree leans more academic, emphasizing research, whereas an MSHS degree is more practical, preparing healthcare professionals for leadership roles in this field.

An MPH degrees centers specifically in public health leadership, while an MSHS degree can equip students to pursue healthcare leadership more broadly, across many sectors of this field.

It depends on your learning and professional goals. If you aspire to serve better health and wellness, earning your master’s in health science online can help you gain entry to fields such as community health education, fitness, nutrition, wellness and much more.

It depends on the career path you want to pursue. If you want to make an impact on community health or take the lead in nutritional health or wellness, a master’s in health science from Lindenwood can give you the tools you need to promote better health and well-being for others.

Health science studies the scientific underpinnings of human health and wellness—from public health, fitness, exercise physiology, nutrition, and more.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

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