M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Sports Sciences

The Sports Sciences Major of the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Degree is designed for those with a passion to work with elite athletes in the role of, for example, a strength and conditioning specialist at the high school, university or professional level. Graduates of the major will be academically prepared to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Application Process

For requirements on applying to the program, curriculum and more information, please visit the Admission Information page for the M.S. program in Exercise Physiology, Sports Sciences.


(Note: Starting Fall 2017, students have the option to take the undergraduate Exercise Physiology leveling course the first semester of their graduate program.) Satisfactory grades must be earned in all prerequisite courses; minimums greater than a C are listed by the courses.  The required prerequisite undergraduate courses for the master’s in Sports Sciences program are:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Science of Nutrition (B minus or better)
  • Chemistry I + Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab (C+ or better)

In addition to this, you must have earned a related undergraduate or graduate degree (e.g. Athletic Training, Sports Sciences, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, etc.) in order to be eligible for this program.