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Master of Science in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science

STAND out with exceptional education for career advancement

Be prepared for the increased demand for health and wellness professionals. With the rise in corporate wellness programs and the emphasis on controlling healthcare costs, professionals with a graduate degree in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science can expect careers in a variety of roles, such as sports and fitness managers, personal trainers, community health directors and workplace health specialists, to name a few.

The Otterbein University Master of Science in Allied Health in Exercise and Health Science program will prepare you for the next level in your career advancement through a challenging and professionally focused curriculum that will deepen your:

Clinical knowledge ─ Enabling practitioners to improve the scientific basis of your practice, update content knowledge as it relates to Health Sciences, and improve skills related to critical inquiry.

Leadership skills ─ Advance your knowledge related to leadership and ethical issues, extending skills as they relate to program development and design, and developing your skills in assessment and evaluation.

Educational skills ─ Deepening your knowledge in curriculum design and implementation, learning theory, pedagogy, and issues related to teaching and learning round out the professionally focused curriculum.

Program Highlights Include:

  • Year-round rolling admission
  • Hybrid Classes (blend of on campus and online meetings)
  • Evening classes for the working professional
  • An opportunity to create a customized degree plan, according to professional goals
  • Renovated, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to Health & Sport Sciences


Student-centered learning with a variety of classes.

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Photo of a female studentWith rolling admission, you can begin your studies any term throughout the year.

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Tuition, Fees & Payments

See a list of Master of Science in Allied Health in Exercise Science and Health Promotion tuition, fees, and payment options.

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Financial Aid

Get your questions answered about types of Financial Aid and how to apply for them.

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Get to know our faculty.

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/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

Paul Longenecker MBA, PhD, RN
Program Director
e/ plongenecker@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.1083

Lauren Keller
Graduate Assistant/MSAH Recruiter
e/ lauren.keller@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.3514

Spotlight On...

Dr. Joan Rocks

Dr. Joan Rocks is living what she teaches and demonstrating how the practice of Athletic Training is a profession and a lifestyle. Rocks is the Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, directs the master’s program in Allied Health, and is an athletic trainer with Otterbein’s athletic teams.