California University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NAST
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APTA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 7,854 (5,785 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,707 in-state; $16,820 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the program and the degree is very useful and well recognized. I think the certifications that you are able to earn after graduation need to be better, and would like to see them have more reputable certifications. Most of the professors are very good and very helpful.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors are always available to help and want the students to succeed.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

During my graduate school selection process, not once did I hear any negative comments about Cal U. After participating in the enrollment and financial aid processes I was so impressed. The academics of Cal U are above reproach in my opinion. My academic adviser has always been promptly available and is very personable. The professors have varied backgrounds and seem genuinely dedicated to the academia side of their professional lives.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The masters degree in rehabilitation science prepares students with a wide array of tools to be able to aid others while working with equipment, prevention of injury and recovery. NASM offers a direct program that truly aids in learning how the body works functionally as the human movement system. The only negative is that jobs in this field may be unpleasant to come by but for future career training it is unbelievable what you can learn studying with great materials about the body. I would recommend as a building block for other professional Doctorate degrees or for trainers that want an edge. I would give the program a 9/10
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

University of California is a GREAT University. The professors are so interactive, you would forget that the program is online. I would recommend this school to anyone!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently pursuing a master's degree in social work. While I greatly enjoy the program and the professors, the financial burden can be overwhelming. Therefore, I hope to be able to receive my degree and start paying off my loans as soon as I can.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program are the opportunities to help others. With counseling you can help students with everyday issues. Such as, personal issues, academic endeavors, college prep, life after school, accommodations, etc. The cons of the graduate program are the current job outlook. It is hard to find a job in school counseling because you have to wait for someone to quit or retire.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Currently I am enrolled in the Online Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with emphasis in Sports Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. I love the way the classes are set up and how flexible they are. You are given a time line based on if you wish to complete the degree full or part time which gives you exactly which classes you need to enroll in and which semester you should take them as well as emails telling you the specific class CRN number allowing for easy enrollment. Also, the classes are completely online so you can turn in and complete the required assignments whenever you wish within the time period allotted (usually 5-7 days per assignment post date). The major draw back with this program is the amount of emphasis programs to choose from. Since the core classes only take up part of the curriculum, you are required to choose one of the four emphasis areas in which you will take the remainder of your classes in. A lot of the emphasis areas are overlapping or very broad in their description (ex Health and Wellness). Also, since the classes are online, there is not much mingling with other classmates. This program is great for someone who is currently working full time and taking classes. All in all, I am very happy with my decision to attend CalU.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I am pursuing a Master's in Exercise Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences. I love the flexibility of the program, as it is geared towards the full time working student. Although in the beginning it seemed like an overwhelming amount of information packed into each week, I quickly learned time management. So, in a way this program was two fold, teaching the required content as well as time management. The con of this program was not having the immediate contact with my teacher. With the program being online, I was able to go to school without actually having to move to the state, but that poses an issue when I needed a little help. I am used to going to my teacher's office and being able to receive immediate help. In this program, I can email my teacher, however, that does not mean I will get an immediate response, which in turn causes me to postpone finishing an assignment when I would normally finish it if I had immediate access to my teachers. Overall, I have really loved this graduate program and have learned a lot. Just like a traditional program, it has incorporated research, group work, and individual study. This program has been very helpful in my life and what I do on a daily basis at work.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the fact that I can communicate with my professors with ease. Being in an online graduate program it can be hard to build that connection but at CalU the professors do a great job. My overall grade would be much higher assuming I was on campus but I cannot attest to the other areas asked to rank since I am in an online program. The only thing that was an issue was the processing of my financial aid.
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