2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Exercise Science Degrees

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The 25 schools on this list provide the most affordable online degrees in exercise science with annual tuition rates ranging from $4,641 to $16,189. North Dakota State University - Main Campus, the top school on this list, offers an online master’s program which focuses on health and nutrition in addition to exercise science. Eastern Oregon University, ranked #4, offers the most affordable online bachelor’s degree at an annual tuition rate of $6,540. The average tuition of the schools on this list is $10,117. All schools on this list offer at least one online degree at the bachelor’s level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Exercise Science Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $4,641 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $4,860 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Annual Tuition $5,729 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $6,540 Exercise Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $7,395 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $7,976 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,030 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Exercise Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#9 #9 McNeese State University Annual Tuition $8,162 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $9,000 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Concordia University-Chicago Annual Tuition $9,240 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#12 #12 Liberty University Annual Tuition $10,170 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $10,311 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#14 #14 University of Western States Annual Tuition $10,665 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Lock Haven University Annual Tuition $10,875 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#16 #16 University of Louisiana-Lafayette Annual Tuition $10,926 Exercise Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $11,917 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $12,105 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#19 #19 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $12,300 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $12,439 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#21 #21 The University of Texas at Tyler Annual Tuition $12,546 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Concordia University-Saint Paul Annual Tuition $13,440 Exercise Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 University of Wyoming Annual Tuition $13,950 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#24 #24 University of Alabama at Birmingham Annual Tuition $15,424 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 Texas Woman's University Annual Tuition $16,189 Exercise Science Degrees: Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,641
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Sport Skill Instruction and Acquisition; Governance in Sport; Legal Liability in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Physical Education Curriculum; Sport in American Society; Supervision and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Sport Marketing; Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport; Sport Finance; Sport Law and Risk Management; Sport Public Relations; Trends and Issues in Kinesiology
  • Annual Tuition: $5,729
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Psychology of Exercise; History and Philosophy of Kinesiology; Motor Learning and Control; Sport and Society; Sport Psychology; Training and Conditioning Methods

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,540
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Change Theory; Foundations of Physical Activity & Health; History, Philosophy & Ethics of Sport; Human Anatomy & Physiology I-III; Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Activity & Health
  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Motor Development; Advanced Sociology of Sports & Physical Activity; Historical/Philosophical Foundations of Education; Nutritional Basis of Exercise; Psychology of Coaching; Research Methods in Kinesiology

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Exercise Physiology; Instructional Strategies & Techniques in Coaching; Legal Issues in Kinesiology; Psychology of Athletic Coaching; Scientific Analysis of Sport Skills and Motor Learning; Sport Safety and Injury Prevention

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education; Analysis of Teaching and Supervision in Physical Education; Foundations and Trends in Human Performance and Recreation; Legal Aspects of Sport; Program Design in Physical Education; Sport Skill Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Current Topics in Exercise Science and Human Performance; Current Topics in Health and Wellness Management; Ethical and Leadership Principles of Health and Wellness Management; Health and Wellness Coaching and Behavior Change; Optimal Sports Performance; Program Design for Health and Wellness Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,162
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Fitness and Exercise Prescription; Advanced Athletic Training; Exercise, Fitness, and Nutrition; Motor Learning; Personal and Community Health; Physiology of Exercise
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Strength and Conditioning; Biomechanics; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Cardiovascular Physiology; Exercise Science Perspectives for Special Populations; Psychology of Motor Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Exercise and Sports Nutrition; Exercise for Disease Prevention and Management; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Neuromuscular Responses to Exercise; Program Design in Physical Activity and Health; The Professoriate

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physiology and Pathology; Exercise Prescription for Special Populations: Cardiac and Pulmonary Disorders; Exercise Prescription for Special Populations: Chronic Health Conditions; Graded Exercise Testing and Electrocardiography; Motor Learning and Performance
  • Annual Tuition: $10,311
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Exercise Prescription; Advanced Fitness Nutrition; Current Topics in Human Movement Science; Exercise and Sport Related Nutrition; Functional Biomechanics; Motor Control

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,665
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Epidemiology in Health and Wellness; Exercise and Special Populations; Health Across the Lifespan; Positive Coaching; Psychology of Human Movement; Sports and Exercise Performance Enhancement
  • Annual Tuition: $10,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Legal and Policy Issues in Sport; Marketing and Public Relations in Sport; Psychology of Athletic Injury and Recovery; Sport and Exercise Psychology across Lifespan; Sport Psych for Performance Enhancement
  • Annual Tuition: $10,926
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Experience in Health Promotion and Wellness; Environmental Health; Health and Sexuality; Health Promotion Theory; Nutrition for Fitness/Sports; Stress and Stress Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,917
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Biomechanics; Advanced Physiology of Exercise; Advanced Studies in Physiology of Sports; Aerobic and Anaerobic Training; Exercise for Critical Populations; Significance Of Motor Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Strategies for Adapted Physical Education; Education of Orthopedic and Motor Impaired; Fitness and Wellness; Perspectives in Physical Education; Sport Marketing & Promotion; Technology in Sport, Physical Education and Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $12,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Teaching Physical Education; Applied Sport Biomechanics; Current Issues in Coaching; Prevention, Recognition and Care of Athletic Injuries; Psychology of Sport and Exercise Performance; Team Dynamics

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,439
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in Sport Management; New Media and Technology in Sport; Sport Budgeting and Finance; Sport Facility & Risk Management; Sport Governance; Strategic Sport Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $12,546
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Biomechanics; Biometric Methods; Exercise Physiology I (Skeletal Muscle & Metabolism); Exercise Physiology II (Cardiorespiratory); Motor Learning; Research Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Nutrition; Biomechanics; Biomechanics in Exercise Science; Clinical Exercise Assessment; Ethics & Policy Sport & Exercise; Exercise Prescription

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Investigations in Kinesiology and Health; Research Methods in Physical Education; Statistical Methods for the Biological Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $15,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Adapted Physical Education; Advanced Field Experience in Physical Education; Curriculum Development in Physical Education; Microcomputer Applications in Statistical Analysis; Statistical Methods and Research; Strategies and Issues in K-12 Physical Education
  • Annual Tuition: $16,189
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Exercise Physiology; Cardiovascular Response to Exercise; Exercise Evaluation and Prescription; Graded Exercise Testing; Hormonal Responses during Exercise
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