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 28, 2023
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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.
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.
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.
Healthcare and fitness are booming—and athletes at all levels need trainers to help them stay fit and perform their best. With a M.S. in Sport Performance, you’ll be able to gain certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
College and University Athletic Departments
Hospitals and Rehabilitation Clinics
First Response Agencies
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.