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The High Performance Coaching concentration is ideal for individuals who are aspiring to advance their knowledge and skills in technical expertise in developing athletes at all levels of sports. The program focuses on biomechanical, physiological, and psychological factors that impact skill development and optimal human performance. Through didactic coursework, guest lectures from industry leaders, practicum, and capstone experience, students will gain practical experience in various high performance coaching skills and techniques. Graduates of this concentration may choose to pursue careers as sports coaches, sports technical leaders, sports scientists, strength and conditioning professionals, and tactical performance professionals.

St. Francis College is ranked at the top of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings in several categories:

                  • #12 in Best Value Schools
                  • #11 in Best Colleges for Veterans
                  • #4 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
                  • #15 in Regional Colleges North

St. Francis College is in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings.

#12 in Best Value Schools

#11 in Best Colleges for Veterans

#4 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

#15 in Regional Colleges North

Flexible, convenient 24/7 online learning platform

Financial aid available to those who qualify

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Program Overview

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

EXM- 6010

Applied Research in Exercise and Sports Science

3

EXM-6020

Exercise and Sport Nutrition

3

EXM-6110

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport

3

EXM-6120

Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3

EXM-6130

Analytics in High Performance

3

EXM-6140

Applied Foundations in High Performance

3

EXM-6150

Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise

3

EXM-6990

Practicum

3

EXM-6030

Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

EXM-6998

Capstone

6
  • $500 per credit hour
  • Military: $450 per credit hour
  • 33 credit hours
  • Transfer up to six credit hours

Next Start Date: November 1, 2021

Admissions Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. A GPA of 2.5 is required. Students entering the program will be required to have completed a Biology course in the undergraduate curriculum. If not, students will have to complete a Biology course (Intro to Anatomy and Physiology) as part of the entry requirements.

Transfer Students
Transfer students seeking a master’s degree must present an official transcript of all previous course work.

There are a variety of careers available for those who achieve their Masters of Science in Exercise & Movement Science. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for coaches and scouts are expected to grow 12% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for other industries.

Within the exercise science field, graduates can pursue careers as:

  • Sports Coach
  • Performance Coach
  • Sports Performance Specialist

While some may require extra certification or experience, a Masters of Science in Exercise & Movement Science will put you on the right track to meeting your goals.

Tuition Discount
Active duty military and veterans are eligible to receive a $50/credit-hour tuition discount, lowering their tuition to $450/credit hour.

Top College

St. Francis has been ranked #5 on US News World & Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans list. We are also proud members of the Yellow Ribbon program. Learn more about our military benefits here.

EXM- 6010

Applied Research in Exercise and Sports Science

EXM-6020

Exercise and Sport Nutrition

EXM-6110

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport

EXM-6120

Principles of Strength and Conditioning

EXM-6130

Analytics in High Performance

EXM-6140

Applied Foundations in High Performance

EXM-6150

Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise

EXM-6990

Practicum

EXM-6030

Leadership: Theory and Practice

EXM-6998

Capstone

  • $500 per credit hour
  • Military: $450 per credit hour
  • 33 credit hours
  • Transfer up to 6 credit hours

Next Start Date: November 1, 2021

Admissions Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. A GPA of 2.5 is required. Students entering the program will be required to have completed a Biology course in the undergraduate curriculum. If not, students will have to complete a Biology course (Intro to Anatomy and Physiology) as part of the entry requirements.

Transfer Students
Transfer students seeking a master’s degree must present an official transcript of all previous undergraduate course work.

There are a variety of careers available for those who achieve their Masters of Science in Exercise & Movement Science. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for coaches and scouts are expected to grow 12% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for other industries.

Within the exercise science field, graduates can pursue careers as:

  • Sports Coach
  • Performance Coach
  • Sports Performance Specialist

While some may require extra certification or experience, a Masters of Science in Exercise & Movement Science will put you on the right track to meeting your goals.

Tuition Discount
Active duty military and veterans are eligible to receive a $50/credit-hour tuition discount, lowering their tuition to $450/credit hour.

Top College

St. Francis has been ranked #5 on US News World & Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans list. We are also proud members of the Yellow Ribbon program. Learn more about our military benefits here.

Meet Some of Your Instructors

John McNamara, PhD
John McNamara, PhDProfessor
Dr. John McNamara received his doctorate in kinesiology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a Level One Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach and holds NSCA CSCS and CPT certifications. His areas of research include…

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Gerard Shaw, EdD
Gerard Shaw, EdDAssociate Professor
Professor Shaw’s background is in athletics and physical education. He earned both a doctorate in sport psychology and master’s degree in exercise physiology from Columbia University, Teacher’s…

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