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Sports and Health Sciences

American Public University

48 months
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
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The Sports and Health Sciences BSc course at the American Public University is a scientific study of human movement and human behavior relative to exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness. 


Course Details

Explore exercise science, exercise testing and programming, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness with the Sports and Health Sciences BSc course at the American Public University.

Through a partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), you will have access to their proprietary course content and certification exams as a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and Group Fitness Instructor (GFI)—all available at preferred student pricing. 

Through APU’s online BS in Sports and Health Sciences, you engage in the scientific study of human movement and behavior, providing a window into optimizing health and wellness in an age when life expectancies continue to rise. Your studies include anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, and kinesiology—topics that are fundamental to the allied health professions.

You will learn from respected faculty who share their real-world expertise as researchers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, fitness center directors, and nutrition and health consultants.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Coaching Studies 
  • Exercise Science
  • Fitness and Wellness Professional Studies
  • General

What You Will Do

  • Apply exercise science concepts to a variety of sports and fitness activities
  • Understand how to implement motivational strategies and tactics to guide practice and performance aimed at improving physical activity
  • Learn to advance fitness, readiness, and performance
  • Educate various populations on the basic concepts of a healthful diet and how to use nutritional guidelines to improve performance
  • Understand how to manage sports-related injuries with basic first aid principles

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports First Aid
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Programming and Testing
  • Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 120 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly 


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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