Aurora University Online launches Master of Science in Exercise Science program

Submitted by Aurora University
Updated 1/11/2019 4:54 PM

Aurora University Online (AU Online) is pleased to announce its newest program, the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree, which is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of fitness, sports and clinical settings. The program is expected to launch in fall 2019.

"The Master of Science in Exercise Science program provides students with a sound theoretical and practical educational experience with the convenience of an online format," said Chris Pitsikoulis, EdD, MBA, RCEP, CSCS, chair and assistant professor of exercise science. "The program allows students to choose between two areas of specialization, sports performance and clinical exercise physiology. In addition, the required internship and capstone course incorporate what students have learned into a culminating real-world experience that helps them develop into competent and sought-after professionals."

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Students will gain knowledge in key content areas such as exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sports psychology and program design. The degree prepares graduates for industry-standard certifications such as the American College of Sports Medicine's Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist exam and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

Because it is offered in an online format, students complete eight-week courses with the flexibility to meet work and family commitments.

As with all AU Online programs, the MS in Exercise Science features expert faculty that are responsive to student needs.

To learn more about the new MS in Exercise Science program at AU Online, please visit

Founded in 1893, Aurora University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, fully accredited higher education institution offering students an excellent education while maintaining one of the lowest private tuition rates in Illinois. Aurora University is nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, and located approximately 40 miles from Chicago. The university serves more than 3,900 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students across more than 40 majors and programs. Leadership, faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students, offering academic support programs, hands-on learning activities, internships and community partnership opportunities that prepare students to be successful beyond Aurora University.

Further information regarding Aurora University Online can be found at


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