M.Ed. Sport Sciences: Applied Exercise Science


The concentration in Applied Exercise Science is designed to prepare educators and non-educators for careers in the field of Strength and Conditioning. This program is appropriate for individuals interested in coaching, personal training, corporate wellness, and clinical exercise science. The Applied Exercise Science program provides learning experiences by combining exercise science theory with practical application. Students will gain the requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to attain the National Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and/or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructor certification.

Is this program for you?

  • You have an interest in coaching strength and conditioning.
  • You have an interest in exercise as therapy.
  • You have an interest in the preparation and training of athletes.

Where can you take courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online,  many can be found in hybrid formats. Classes for the M.Ed. core and professional courses required for the M.Ed. Sport Sciences: Applied Exercise Science program are offered at all program locations; a number are also available online. Elective hours are based on your interests and may be taken at various locations.

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