At Lionel University, we know that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by our students’ success as health, sports, and fitness professionals. Our mission is to inspire each and every student to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact.

Unlock Your Purpose

Lionel University will give you the tools, knowledge, and guidance to pursue the career you’ve always dreamed of. Our expert faculty and helpful program advisors will be with you every step of the way, making sure you have the support you need to excel.


Get Your Degree on Your Terms

Lionel University was founded as a distance education institution and has been serving students for over 30 years. Our courses are 100% online and designed for students that have other commitments such as full-time jobs, family obligations, or military service. Our dedicated faculty is committed to helping you succeed in your program of choice.

Get Your Degree on Your Terms

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Online Degree Programs Designed for Ultimate Flexibility

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  • 02 Master Trainer Certificate →
  • 03 Associate Degree →
  • 04 Bachelor’s Degree →
  • 05 Master’s Degree →
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Learn more about the specifics of each of our degree programs.
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Made up of 6 fitness certification courses, the Master Trainer Certificate is the perfect way to begin your journey as a fitness professional.
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Associate Degree
Our Associate Degree grounds you in the fundamentals of personal training by exposing you to both the theories and practices of this dynamic field.
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Bachelor Degree
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science pushes student knowledge further with an in-depth focus on kinesiology, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise programming, and management.
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Master_s Degree
Our Master's Degree in Exercise Science provides a complete understanding of how exercise impacts human physiology. There are three graduate concentrations to choose from.
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Degree Programs at a Glance

Our degree programs are designed with you in mind and are specifically tailored
to make your education valuable and fulfilling.

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Fast and Easy to Get Started
There is no cost to apply, and no test scores are required for admission. With eight start dates per year, you can jump in at any time.
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Earn Certifications as You Progress
Depending on your degree plan, you could qualify for your first personal training certification within the first 10 weeks.** Certification is issued by ISSA LLC. ISSA LLC is a separate professional certifying organization and is not owned or operated by Lionel University. Certification curriculum is not a part of graduate programs.
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A digital version of your textbook is embedded in each course at no additional cost.
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Bolt Ahead with Transfer Credit
Up to two-thirds of your degree requirements can be fulfilled through transfer credit. Evaluations are completed free of charge.
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100% Online and Flexible
Our 100% online curriculum is built to flex with your busy schedule, and classes start almost every month.
1 on 1 Support
One-on-One Support
Your personal program advisor will be available to answer questions, provide support, and guide your progress through the program.

Learn what it’s like to be a student at Lionel University.

Curious what a day in the life of a Lionel student looks like? Visit our Student Experience page to learn all the important details about our distance education curriculum.

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A University Education You Can Trust

Lionel University has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

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Lionel Fast Facts

3,200 Successful Graduates
31 Years in Business
796 Active Students
95% Student Satisfaction
13 Average Class Size
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