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MS in Health Sciences

Program Overview

A Program to Help You Meet the Needs of Fitness and Wellness

Specialize in fitness and wellness through a curriculum that blends advanced education with scientific inquiry. No GRE score required for admission.

Specialize in fitness and wellness through a curriculum that blends advanced education with scientific inquiry. No GRE score required for admission.

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Become a Fitness and Wellness Professional

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 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 master’s in health science online, you will examine key areas such as public health, fitness, exercise physiology, and nutrition.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

When you earn your master’s degree in health sciences, you will explore a variety of subjects that are relevant to the fitness and wellness industry. This customizable program includes 33 credit hours.

The program’s 12 credit hours of core courses focus on research methods, statistical analysis, community health and worksite wellness programming. To reach the program’s total number of credit hours, you will choose elective courses that suit your interests and professional goals.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online master’s degree in health sciences program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online health science degree program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspects of health promotion, legislation, and healthcare
  • Utilize best practice methods for designing and evaluating worksite wellness programming
  • Demonstrate how to analyze statistical data and interpret research in the health sciences to guide evidence-based decision making

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your master’s in health science online include:

  • Wellness director: $60,000
  • Fitness manager: $43,000
  • Health educator: $45,000

Average annual salary information from PayScale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Yes, we accept up to 9 credits for transfer into this program. Transfer credits must be from a regionally accredited institution, be applicable to the program’s curriculum, and meet minimum GPA requirements.

The healthcare field is constantly growing. With a master’s in health sciences degree, you can pursue several advanced careers within healthcare. Career paths may be more focused on community health or clinical investigation. Potential roles include wellness director, fitness manager, and health educator.

Health sciences focuses on the applied science of human and animal health. The research in this field is applied in ways to understand how bodies function and to improve health or cure illnesses.

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