MS in Allied Health, Exercise and Health Science

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Health and wellness professionals are in great demand as corporate wellness programs expand and more emphasis is placed on controlling healthcare costs. A Master of Science in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science from Antioch University will help you stand out and maximize your career potential. Our program ensures you become a competent and compassionate leader, capable of making a significant impact in the health and wellness sector. Learn the “hows” and “whys” of helping people embrace healthy living with experiential learning opportunities that put you on the front lines of organizations focused on health and wellness. Our online learning format makes this program convenient for working professionals.

Program Overview

Antioch University’s MS in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science equips you with the expertise to help people embrace healthy living, while preparing you to transform healthcare through a lens of social justice

This program is most applicable for students with a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Kinesiology, or other related fields. This concentration is intended to prepare professionals with increased knowledge about the fitness and nutrition needs of individuals across the lifespan, in accordance with the goals of Healthy People 2030. This degree will also enable Exercise and Health Science professionals to work toward further certification(s) within these fields. Examples include (but are not limited to) CSCS, CHES, or ACSM-EP. 

If you’re a high school coach, personal trainer, exercise physiologist, or wellness coach, you’ll find our Masters of Science in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science a relevant and inspiring path toward excelling in your career.

2 years

All students earning their Master of Science in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science must complete the “core” requirements (15 Total Hours):

  • Allied Healthcare Administration
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Leadership & Advocacy in Policy and Healthcare
  • Research Design
  • Program Planning & Evaluation

In addition to the core requirements, students will complete:

Advanced Practice Content Courses – (6 hours)

  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning
  • Foundations and Theory of Health Behavior

One Elective Course (3 hours) – choose from courses like Applied Performance Nutrition, Wellness for Special Populations, and others.

Completion of your degree is fulfilled by choosing to either complete a research thesis or take on a hands-on practicum project relevant to exercise and health science.

  • Advanced Clinical Practicum (6 hours), OR
  • Thesis (6 hours)

Total Hours: 30 Hours

  • Sports and Fitness Manager
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Community Health Director
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Wellness Program Manager

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How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Personal Essay –
      Describe your personal goals and how your experience relates to your pursuit of this degree
    • Two letters of recommendation (required), from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional (e.g., supervisor, colleague) or academic (e.g., faculty) work. The person making the recommendation cannot be related to you.
    • Professional resume
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Official GRE scores can be submitted if the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. You must have earned a four-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Email to [email protected] or mail to:
    Antioch University, Admissions Office, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
  3. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree.
  4. Note: Applicants may be invited to a personal interview at the discretion of the Program Director, conducted via Zoom.

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

If you have any questions during the process, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. Our faculty and staff are here to assist you throughout the application process.


Master of Science in Allied Health$610 per semester hour (30 hours)
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Financial Aid:

Many students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program.

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