At Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), you can expand your expertise and knowledge by earning your Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance in as little as one year. If you want to use evidence-based principles to create individualized programs along the entire exercise continuum, from injury prevention and rehab to performance enhancement to helping others achieve the benefits of fitness programs, techniques, and practices, this degree is calling you.
Earning your master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports performance involves enhancing your knowledge of sports science, clinical analysis, and programs designed for targeted results. You’ll broaden your understanding of how the body responds to challenges posed by physical training and exercise to customize an approach that meets each client’s individual needs.
A well-designed exercise and nutrition regimen is more than a fad fitness tactic; it’s a research-backed prescription for creating healthy lifestyle changes. If you enroll in our exercise physiology and sports performance master’s program, you will use the science of exercise, nutrition, and the body’s responses to promote wellness, prevent disease, improve health, and restore function.
The M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance at CUKC offers focused, eight-week courses year-round. This exercise physiology degree is often a natural next step for people who have a bachelor’s degree in the health sciences, like exercise science, human biology, or kinesiology, and want a deeper understanding of how the human body functions and to help others reach their total wellness, fitness, or performance potential. Our degree is also perfect for doctors of chiropractic who wish to expand their practice area by catering to fitness enthusiasts and athletes of all ages. Doctors of Chiropractic will be able to tailor wellness programs for patients seeking peak physical performance and offer clients a well-rounded, evidence-based approach to health and fitness.
Our M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance is a 36-credit hour program. With a customizable field experience and the flexibility to choose between independent study or thesis research, our program provides students the opportunity to get the most out of their postgraduate degree.
The curriculum for this 36-credit-hour program is mapped to provide students with a certificate in sports performance after the first 12 hours — all offered online — have been completed.
With the exception of two on-campus immersion labs, offered in a single weekend to minimize travel or need for time away from work, the coursework can be completed online. The clinical experience location is flexible and individualized to meet the student’s interests and needs.
The skills you will learn in this program will directly translate into additional services for your clients and practice. Noteworthy benefits to doctors of chiropractor include:
A Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and sports performance can prepare you for a variety of careers in the health and fitness industry. Valuable skills you will gain in our program include the ability to:
Some of the most common career options include:
Other career options for people with an M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance include:
The specific career options available to you will depend on your interests, skills, and experience. However, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology and sports performance can open up a wide range of opportunities in the health and fitness industry.
Our 36-hour program focuses on evidence-based exercise science, exercise testing and motion analysis, and exercise programming. You select your science and programming areas of focus, with more in-depth learning and application through field experiences and a project. We offer thesis and non-thesis options, and hands-on learning through field experience.
To qualify for admission into the M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance program, you must submit appropriate materials demonstrating completion – or be in the process of completing – the following:
Financial aid is available, and you can complete much of the coursework for the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance online. Get started today.
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