This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the California University of Pennsylvania. All opinions are 100% mine.
Veterans and military spouses know how to get things done. And oftentimes they get things done without the guidance of a supervisor.
But this internal drive to cross items off a to-do list or to accomplish personal goals is difficult to convey on a job application.
It’s hard to explain that even though you don’t have a college degree, you can definitely do that job. You know you can do it because you’re already doing these tasks in your current workplace. But you aren’t getting paid for them because you don’t have a college degree.
The California University of Pennsylvania understands this frustration. That’s why they are working on ways to reduce this frustration by offering online degrees to veterans and military spouses.
Advance Your Career by Earning Your Degree Online with Cal U
Cal U offers veterans and military spouses a career-focused education with more than 100 undergraduate degrees, 50 professional and graduate programs and more than 75 fully online.
One of Cal U’s most popular online programs for veterans and military spouses is its master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion. The program provides a way for military spouses and veterans to turn their passion for a health lifestyle into a career.
Did you know that a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania has a 98% placement rate?
Are you curious about Cal U’s exercise science and health promotion program? Here are the top three frequently asked questions about this 100% online program.
Should I quit my full-time job to earn my college degree?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: You shouldn’t have to choose between a paycheck and a college degree. But many within our military community do.
We’ve all seen the service member who decides to wait to start college until after he separates from the military. We’ve seen the military spouse who says she’ll go back to school once her children are grown and gone. We’ve seen the military spouse who needs that advanced degree to move into a management position, but she feels like she has to choose between school and work.
With the online program at Cal U, you can have both. You can work full-time during the day and be enrolled in college classes in the evening.
Cal U officials told us that many Cal U students take classes while on active duty. Cal U’s 100% online program provides a flexible higher education option for those who think they don’t have the time or the money to earn an advanced degree.
What happens to my enrollment at Cal U if we get PCS orders?
Short answer: Nothing.
Long answer: Cal U cares about you, not your ZIP code.
Cal U students are enrolled in online courses from all 50 states and from more than 20 countries.
As an online student, you will be fully engaged with your professors and peers through Cal U’s interactive approach to higher education. Cal U was the first college to launch a 100% online master’s degree in exercise science.
Another point to consider is that depending on when you start the exercise science program at Cal U, you may be able to complete it before you pack your bags for your next duty station.
Cal U’s master’s degree program, which includes professional certification recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, can be completed in 12 to 18 months.
My military life is unpredictable. Will Cal U professors get that?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: You are among friends at Cal U. Nearly 200 veterans and military dependents are currently attending classes at Cal U’s campus in California, Pa. More than 500 are taking courses online.
The California University of Pennsylvania Office of Military and Veterans Affairs offers free comprehensive support for veterans, eligible dependents, service members of the National Guard and Reserve and active duty service members. They also help veterans maximize their GI Bill benefits with tuition discounts.
Pro-tip: Cal U is a MyCAA eligible university. Military spouses should check to see if they qualify for MyCAA before enrolling at Cal U.
The Cal U Global Online program provides discounted tuition costs for active duty members and veterans of all military branches, as well as their spouses and eligible dependents. You can find out more information about this program at its Cal U Global Online website.
U.S. News & World Report listed Cal U Global Online bachelor’s programs among the nation’s best for veterans in 2017.
Cal U is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) consortium of schools, the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators and the Pennsylvania State System Veterans Advisory Network.
They are ready to offer veterans and military spouses the flexibility and support to earn a college degree. Connect with them today!
For more information about earning a degree in exercise science and health promotions with Cal U, click here.