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Master of Science in Sport Performance

When athletes shine in competition, it's the culmination of countless hours of training, mental preparation, and exercise. And skilled trainers are there through it all, putting those athletes in a position to excel.

When you earn a Master of Science in Sport Performance through this online program, you'll be prepared to work with athletes at the collegiate and professional levels, as well as with first responders and fitness professionals.

Next start date: August 26, 2024

Learn More About the Program

You’ll study physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, and more in just about a year. Complete most of your work online, plus two required weekends on campus. Classes are offered in seven-week accelerated terms and are held in the summer, fall, and spring.

2024–25 cost per credit hour
format with two required residency weekends
1 year
time to completion + 300-hour internship
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Professional Experience

On-the-job Training

Complete your internship in the community or at the collegiate or professional level. With a certified strength and conditioning coach as your mentor, you’ll log 300 hours of career experience.

Advanced Facilities

During your two required weekends on campus, you’ll learn in our state-of-the-art Arnold Health Professions Pavilion. Be sure to check out the fully integrated motion analysis system in our Lewis Human Performance Lab.

Hands-on Experience

Graduate Assistantship

The Sport Performance Master’s program offers a unique in-person Graduate Assistant (GA) position. The GA supports LVC’s undergraduate Exercise Science program. Applicants must hold an undergraduate/graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 CGPA in exercise science or related field and be fully accepted in the M.S. in Sport Performance program. Selection preference will be given to individuals holding either CSCCa-SCCC and/or NSCA-CSCS certifications.

Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor

Newly accepted post-baccalaureate students in sport performance are eligible to apply for competitive Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor (GA Lab Instructor) positions. Students selected for these positions will be assigned instruction and lab room responsibilities for an undergraduate exercise science course on LVC’s campus. GA Lab Instructors work closely with the primary lecture course instructor for the course duration. The salary is $2,500 per undergraduate lab course.

In Their Words

My coursework familiarized me with common protocols. Sports psychology helped me communicate better with athletes and understand how they’re each unique and respond differently.
Marena Simington ’21

Visit Our Campus

Find out more about the M.S. in Sport Performance program, tour the campus, and see our state-of-the-art health science facilities during a personalized campus visit. Contact Graduate & Professional Studies to schedule your visit.

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