For most people the fitness industry provides more excitement on a daily
basis than physical therapy.
Your background in physical therapy is perfect for personal training and
even creating your own niche in the fitness industry.
Your college degree and professional program in which you obtained your
license in physical therapy also carries a lot of weight in the fitness
This being said, if it is worth it to you to further your education with
the online masters or masters degree from campus of Cal U, the exercise
science program has a solid curriculum and is well worth it.
Before I entered the online masters program I was working full time and
was skeptical also of online degree programs.
This changed when I had a client whose company shelled well over $100,000
to put him through an online MBA program through Duke University.
I thought if a fortune 500 company believes in an online masters program
then why shouldn't I? I took the program and was able to complete it
in a year.
NASM plays a large part in the program in which you even have to take a
certification exam. The education I received I was able to immediately
implement in my personal training sessions for my current clients at the
They have a few different paths to choose so you can take courses which
interest you. The way the system is set up makes it possible to do
100% of the online masters program remotely.
There is no specific time you have to be on the computer but there is a
lot of communication with fellow students which is a significant part of
each semester's grade.
When all said is done, you have a masters degree and you are not broke,
overworked and desperate to find a job like you most likely would have been
if you had an on campus degree program.
If an online masters program is what you are looking for, the University
of California Pennsylvania exercise science program with the NASM is really
the only option for a solid reputable online masters program.