California University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 75 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NAST
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 7,553 (5,522 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,203 in-state; $23,434 out-of-state
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I fell in love with my college shortly after starting classes. Everything the coordinator spoke of over the phone was great and I loved it. I am Active Duty in the Marine Corps so I do not have time to attend sit-in college classes so having a university that is 100% online from start to finish has benefited me the most. I look forward to classes every week. I recommend my school to my friends every chance I get. I feel as though they have made it so easy for people like me to want to finish a degree.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2017

The Master's of Exercise Science and Health Promotion program allows those in the medical field to expand their knowledge and understanding of clinically based approaches. The program gives an avenue to focus on a specific concentration of interest such as performance enhancement, rehabilitation, health and wellness, etc. According to your availability, the whole program is accessible online and can be finished within a year (full time) to 18 months (part-time or dual concentration). The ability to still work full time, complete high quality work, and participate in other endeavors is very rewarding. California University of Pennsylvania's partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) gives way to many opportunities to network with professionals and experienced researchers in the goal to provide quality health care and treatment.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is a very well rounded, 100% online degree, which allows flexibility with my work schedule, home life, and outside activities. The application process was quick and easy, and the courses appear to include today's technology and insights into Exercise Science and Sport Psychology.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is great for those looking to get their NASM certifications while earning a masters degree. Most of the professors are great and are extremely helpful. Many professors will encourage questions outside of class via email with usually quick responses. The program I am currently in, Wellness coaching, allows for classes via phone conferencing, which is great to practice with other students.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2006

California University of PA is growing in size and career options. It is a smaller school, but does not lack in opportunity. It is technologically advanced and offers many career paths. It is a very friendly atmosphere where students can feel they receive individual attention- it is not overwhelming.
1.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I hated the online program, though the cost was great compared to other programs that I looked into. I did not feel prepared to teach coming out of this program.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

It gave me the skills and they helped support my employment afterwards. It is good quality for the price.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

I think it is pretty good, although I am not a fan of having to take specific classes during only certain times of the year. Online education is a lot harder than doing it in class. It is something that a person needs to prepare for. I still have a long way to go, but I look forward to getting there.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011

My thoughts on my undergraduate and Master's Degree are completely different, mostly because I completed my Master's degree online. Undergraduate: It is such an important time in your life, furthering your educating, meeting all kinds of different people, making lifelong friends, learning to make decisions on your own. Even if you think you were good at time management or studying or eating right, there are so many more options and temptations that are readily available to you then when you were in high school. It is a time when you learn so much about yourself and can be whomever you want to be, no one at college knew you before this. It was the best for years of my life. Graduate: Things are just more serious, you put socialization and fun to the side. At this point I just wanted to be done with school. It was still interesting interacting with other students whom I would have never met before but it was not as interactive as my undergraduate degree. I think my experience would have been different if I was in a classroom.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2009

Overall I would recommend this school to prospective students. The faculty did their best to answer questions and helped me during my tenure. The curriculum was challenging and the degree enabled me to pursue other opportunities. I enjoyed my experiences at this school
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