California University of Pennsylvania

NASM and CalU partnered in 2003 to deliver some of the nation’s top online exercise science based degrees in the health and fitness industry.

California University of Pennsylvania (CalU), a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. Founded in 1852, and now in its second 150 years of service, the University is committed above all to academic excellence and intellectual rigor in the context of personal and institutional integrity, civility, and responsibility.

Programs Details

CalU Bachelor of Science Degree:
This accelerated, 100% online educational program is the first of its kind. You can now receive your Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness completely online in less time than traditional, campus-based programs. Students are prepared to sit for NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination.

CalU Master of Science Degrees:
NASM has worked closely with CalU to collaboratively develop an exciting, relevant and practical master’s degree program that is delivered 100% online. Designed for the busy professional, CalU students can complete their degree in just one year while continuing their industry professions. This master’s degree program incorporates and prepares students in the NASM CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) or the NASM PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) or the NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer).

CalU Post-Master’s Certificates:
NASM has also worked closely with CalU to collaboratively develop an exciting, relevant and practical post-graduate certificate program that is delivered 100% online. Designed for the busy professional, who already possess a Master’s degree in a related degree area (Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, etc.), CalU students can complete a single certificate track by taking only four courses, while continuing their industry professions.

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Additional Information

NASM is proud to support the development and professionalization of the health, fitness, performance, and sports medicine industry through its higher education initiatives. Award winners will receive full graduate tuition funding for any of the online Master of Science degree tracks offered at California University of Pennsylvania. Pursuit of Excellence Award applications will be available in late-summer.

  • Pursuit of Excellence Award
  • Military Pursuit of Excellence Award

Certification Offered

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

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