This September, St. Francis College launched the first cohort of its new Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science. The program features four concentrations: High Performance Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology, and Generalist

The High Performance Coaching concentration is specifically designed for those pursuing a career in coaching as well as current coaches at all 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.

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 standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification and will prepare students for 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 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 environments.

The Generalist concentration is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in or hoping to enter the health and fitness industry. The concentration is unique in that it allows students to build their own curriculum to match their exercise science needs.

The online MS in Exercise and Sport Science program allows students to choose from multiple concentrations and still complete the program in as little as a year and a half. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2020–2030, employment in fitness training and instruction will rise 39%; coaching and scouting, 26%; and exercise physiology, 13%.

Interested? Learn more about the MS in Exercise and Sport Science program, and when you’re ready, apply here.

About St. Francis College

For 160 years, St. Francis has provided an affordable, quality education to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent of St. Francis students receive some form of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federal loans and newly increased amounts of institutional scholarships, making St. Francis one of the most affordable private colleges in New York City. Merit- and need-based scholarships are available for qualified students.

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