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MILITARY PURSUIT
OF EXCELLENCE

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PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE IN
HEALTH AND FITNESS

NASM and Cal U are pleased to offer the Military Pursuit of Excellence in Health and Fitness Award to an individual who has or still does faithfully serve as a member of the United States Armed Forces and wishes to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry.

NASM and Cal U partnered in 2003 to deliver some of the nation’s top online exercise science based degrees in the health and fitness industry. The military has instilled in you the importance of health and physical fitness, in addition to a disciplined approach to the profession, and NASM is proud to support the development and professionalization of the health, fitness, performance and sports medicine industry through its higher education initiatives. The ability to deliver quality, innovative, online education programs has been a long-term goal for NASM. Through our collaborative partnership with Cal U, NASM offers the Pursuit of Excellence Award.

WHAT DOES THE WINNER OF
THE MILITARY PURSUIT OF
EXCELLENCE AWARD RECEIVE?

The Military Pursuit of Excellence Award will be given to the individual who received the highest application score. Winner receive full tuition funding (valued at an amount to cover all 36 program credits*) to be applied toward a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health at California University of Pennsylvania - in one of five specific tracks:

  • Wellness and Fitness
  • Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Sports Psychology
  • Wellness Coaching

"Being the recipient of the Military Pursuit of Excellence Award has been an honor and privilege, and allowed me to continue being passionate about health and wellness in my personal life and profession."

Frank Cordova, 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Recipient


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1

Applicant must have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for ALL undergraduate and graduate courses to date.

2

Applicant must plan to enroll in a masters degree program track at California University of Pennsylvania for the December 2019 start-date (award recipient will not be required to live in Pennsylvania - Program is 100% online).

3

Applicant must confirm his/her intent to pursue a profession in the health and fitness industry as his/her primary means of livelihood.

4

Students interested in the Rehabilitation Science track may be required to meet additional requirements.

5

Applicant must currently, or formerly, serve(d) in the U.S. Armed forces, and been honorably discharged.

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APPLY ONLINE NOW!
Applications for the 2019/2020 Military Pursuit of Excellence
Award are now available. Submit applications online.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online.
Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Submission deadline is October 25, 2019.
Winner will be awarded in mid-November 2019.
*Fees outside tuition are not covered by the scholarship. One award recipient will be notified by Cal U in early December 2019.