Exercise and Sport Science

UWS is conducting an assessment of the exercise and sport science program, therefore enrollment into program has been suspended until further notice. Please contact Colm Joyce, Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, with any questions.


The University of Western States Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) accredited master’s degree program prepares graduates to provide expert education, guidance and services as leaders in exercise, fitness and wellness fields. Taught by world-class faculty with extensive health and fitness experience, our evidence-informed curriculum is comprehensive and prepares students with first-hand knowledge needed to succeed in this diverse field.

Every student begins their ESS studies with core courses the cover aspects of general health, fitness and exercise science subject matter. While students are completing these shared core classes they can choose their concentration if not already decided. Once all the core courses are completed students can begin taking classes specifically geared toward their desired concentration: 1) Nutrition or 2) Health and Wellness Promotion. Read the sport, health and wellness programs viewbook here.

Program Concentrations

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Health and Wellness Promotion
This concentration provides a foundation in the study of human movement and the roles physical activity and exercise play in human health. It provides better understanding on how to work within any community to promote overall health and well-being through lifestyle changes.

This concentration provides a strong foundation in the study of human movement as an integral component of health and includes an introduction to the role nutrition can also play on overall health and well-being.