Stackable Degree Programs Designed for Ultimate Flexibility

All of Lionel’s degree programs stack. This means you can use your credits from a certificate program or previous degree to complete your education more quickly.

There is no cost to apply, and no test scores are required for admission.

Education You Can Trust

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Lionel is in the top 8% of Military Friendly® schools nationwide and 70% of our students are affiliated with the military.
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Lionel is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
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Lionel is recognized by the IHRSA, and independent and nationally recognized accreditation for personal training certification programs.
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Lionel was rated as one of the best nationally accredited online colleges by EdSmart.

Decrease your tuition costs!

All of our programs are eligible for Federal Student Aid. We also accept Military Benefits and have a scholarship program. There’s no reason to delay your education because of money!

There’s a growing need for fitness professionals

Your studies at Lionel will immerse you in science-backed principles of fitness, health and wellness for you, your family, your neighbors, and your community. Your degree in Exercise Science will give you the knowledge and skills needed to meet the country in the areas of its greatest need.

  • 50% of the adult US population is predicted to be clinically obese by 2030.
  • The U.S. fitness and wellness industry is worth $30 billion annually, and it grows every year.
  • 67,600 Projected job openings for fitness trainers and instructors through the year 2028.

On average, trainers with an exercise science degree earn $65,640/year*

Lionel sets you up for success

Lionel has partnerships with many of the largest fitness organizations in the country to help you with future employment.

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Impact opportunities for graduates

  • Business Owner
  • Health club/Gym Manager
  • Community Wellness Advocate
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Master Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Corporate Wellness Expert
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Community Wellness Advocate

Frequently Asked Questions

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