Master of Science in Health Science

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MSHS Program Highlights

Advance Your Health Science Knowledge

Help improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Deepen your knowledge and skills so that your clients or patients get the best care and interaction possible. Delve into rehabilitation, sport performance, wellness coaching, healthcare leadership, or healthcare education.

Designed for Working Professionals

Earn your Master’s of Health Science while you work. Our program is designed for working professionals. Most of our students are full-time working professionals with very busy schedules.

Advance Your Career

Earning a master’s degree can help you reach your professional and educational aspirations. Advance your career in sports performance, rehabilitation, nutrition, or health and wellness coaching. You can also advance your career in healthcare education or administrative settings.

Become a Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Our Health & Wellness Coaching track prepares you to sit for the National Board Certification Exam, allowing you to become a nationally-recognized Health & Wellness Coach. As a Health & Wellness Coach, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to help people move toward healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Prepare to Earn Your Doctorate

By earning your master’s degree, you are prepared to go on for further education. Continue on and earn your doctorate. Easily transition into our Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences degree, which has concentration tracks in Health Promotion & Wellness, Orthopedic Science, Healthcare Professions Education, Human & Sport Performance, Neurologic Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Science. Transfer up to 30 credits directly to the PhD.


Our curriculum is designed to help you advance your career as a health professional in rehabilitation, wellness, nutrition, performance, education, or administration. We prepare you so you can make a bigger difference in your patients’ or clients’ lives and in the field.


Sports performance specialist speaks with client in a gym


Choose an area in which to become an expert as you incorporate best practice and knowledge.

Health Science Foundation

Build a deeper foundation with a master’s-level education. Core courses for Master of Science in Health Science include research methods, data and decision making, evidence-based practice, applications of education practice, healthcare leadership and ethics, and nutrition and exercise for health and wellness.

Evidence-Based Practice

Dive deep into evidence-based practice and applied clinical reasoning. You’ll learn how to implement evidence-based practice, how to evaluate and apply medical literature, and more. Become an evidence-based professional.

Using a Certificate as a Path to a Degree

Students must take 12 credits of elective courses designated as 600 or higher within the Health Sciences. Students also have the option to use those 12 elective credits towards earning one of the certificate(s) listed below:

  • Emergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training (EPCAT)- 9 credits

  • Health & Wellness Coaching (HWC) – 6 to 9 credits

  • Healthcare Leadership & Administration (HLA) – 12 credits

  • Healthcare Professions Education (HPE) – 12 credits

  • Human and Sport Performance (HSPC) – 12 credits

  • Rehabilitative Science (RSC) – 12 credits

Semester Starts

Summer 2024

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Fall 2024

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Summer 2025

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  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Clinical Rotation Requirements including required vaccinations: Admitted students to Rocky Mountain University who will be completing a clinical rotation will receive vaccination forms regarding required vaccinations. Not all vaccinations or proof of immunity are required at the beginning of the program but will be prior to the first clinical rotation. The University allows for vaccination exemptions and more information about the University’s position on vaccination can be reviewed at

RMU requires the following items prior to starting any clinical rotations (these are subject to change depending upon public health concerns and specific clinic requirements):

  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • TB
  • Tdap
  • Annual Influenza
  • COVID 19
  • HIPAA certification
  • OSHA certification
  • CPR certification


Kim Isaac

Kim Isaac


Program Director, Master of Science in Health Science

Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle

PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, Astym-Cert.

Faculty, Master of Science in Health Sciences

Darrin Smith

Darrin Smith


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science

Evan Osar

Evan Osar


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science

Jason Edsall

Jason Edsall


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science

Kimberlee Ann Shibinski

Kimberlee Ann Shibinski


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science

Ed LeCara

Ed LeCara


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science

Lori Thein Brody

Lori Thein Brody


Faculty, Doctor of Philosophy & Master of Science in Health Sciences

Manuel Romero

Manuel Romero


Faculty, Master of Science in Health Science


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.


The National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Graduate Studies Program for successfully meeting established criteria.

NBHWC Approval

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has achieved “Approval Status” from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), which means that students who complete the 3-course sequence below, are eligible to sit for the exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

  1. Successfully complete the courses, WE 710, and WE 711 including all synchronous hours.
  2. Pass the Coaching Practical Examination at the end of WE 711
  3. Complete any other requirements set forth by the NBHWC, which currently includes, completion and documentation of 50 coaching sessions after passing the practical exam in WE 711,  and paying the application/exam fees.
  4. As NBHWC requirements are subject to change, students should refer to the website, for the most updated information.

Tuition & Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the cornerstone of establishing a student's financial need, as it sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive. Learn more...