Our Master in Science in Exercise and Sport Science program is built to prepare individuals who are committed to effecting change in the health and fitness industries and who take a holistic approach to exercise, wellness and fitness. Students will learn anatomy, motor behavior, exercise physiology, fitness assessment, biomechanics, and sport and exercise psychology.
The MS in Exercise and Sport Science online program allows students to choose from multiple concentrations and still complete the program in as little as a year and a half. Graduates of our program can go on to work in a wide variety of careers, from strength and conditioning coaching to sports performance coaching, from certified personal training to physical education, and from dietary science and sports nutrition to exercise physiology research.
The High Performance Coaching program is specifically designed for those pursuing a career in coaching as well as current coaches at the youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional levels. Throughout this program, aspiring and current coaches will advance their knowledge in organization and administration, strength and conditioning techniques, optimal training methods, biomechanical analysis of sport, and contemporary coaching strategies, as outlined by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Completion of the program will prepare students for the Sports Performance Coaching Certificate, improve their marketability, and expand their employment opportunities.
The Strength and Conditioning concentration is designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic performance coaches. Our comprehensive program exceeds the requirements for the industry-leading National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and will prepare students for other advanced certifications.
The Sports Psychology concentration integrates science and application in mental skills training and life skills development. Designed for students interested in applied work and/or research in the sport and exercise psychology discipline, the degree is grounded in the fundamentals of the scientific process and theory for research and supervised applied work within individual and group/team environments.
The Generalist concentration was designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in or hoping to enter into a career in the health and fitness industry. This strand prepares individuals for the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential, which can lead to a job in a rapidly expanding field.
St. Francis College is in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings in several categories:
- #8 in Best Value Schools
- #5 in Best Colleges for Veterans
- #3 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
- #13 in Regional Colleges North
St. Francis College is in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Ranking.
#8 in Best Value Schools
#5 in Best Colleges for Veterans
#3 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
#13 in Regional Colleges North