AU’s Master’s Program Named One of the Top Programs in the Nation

AU’s Master’s Program Named One of the Top Programs in the Nation

2/26/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Master’s Program in Sports Medicine (Applied Exercise Science) is featured as one of the best online Master's in Sports Medicine degree programs in the nation by

“Not only are we are very excited that our master’s program in sport medicine or exercise science was listed as one of the best in the nation, but also very proud that our program was the only Ohio program that made the list of top programs,” said Dr. Randall Gearhart Jr., professor of Health Sciences and Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program coordinator. “This confirms what we have known for a long time – that Ashland’s program is one of the best in the country.”

Gearhart noted the National Strength and Conditioning Association also officially recognizes Ashland’s exercise science program for successfully meeting established criteria by the association.

Clifford B. Kvidahl, head of marketing and communications for TheBestSchools, noted that “Ashland stands out as one of the best of the best and we would like to help you celebrate that.”

“Our team at connects prospective students with the best online degree programs available,” he continued. “This year, we reviewed all accredited online Master's in Sports Medicine degree programs in the U.S. to select the Top 29 programs in the nation.”

Those wanting to see the ranking can visit the site at:

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###