M.S. in Exercise Physiology—Strength and Conditioning

Carroll University's Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program with an emphasis on strength and conditioning prepares you for careers in high school, collegiate, and professional strength and conditioning settings. Extensive hands-on experience both in and outside the classroom paired with an innovative curriculum taught by expert faculty prepare you for success in the field. The strength and conditioning emphasis of the MEXP program includes two courses that allow you to work directly with the NCAA Division III athletic department at Carroll University. You'll also complete an internship that gives you valuable, hands-on experiences in your field of study.


Start by requesting a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology - Strength and Conditioning course sequence plan.

About the Program

Exercise physiology is the scientific study of the physiological mechanisms underlying human movement. Our M.S. in Exercise Physiology program with an emphasis on strength and conditioning prepares you to be a qualified strength and conditioning professional at the master's level to work in high school, college/university or professional settings. The program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities for the comprehensive design and delivery of programs and services to include performance assessment, human performance development and athletic performance.

Program highlights

During your coursework in the program, you'll have access to brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories in Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall and Ganfield Gymnasium. The accelerated, 15-month curriculum includes exclusive learning opportunities with the chance to collaborate on strength and conditioning research with highly regarded faculty members. In the last semester of the program, your studies will culminate in a full-time internship in a college, high school or performance center setting. Faculty collaborate with you, one-on-one to identify and develop an internship that fits your professional goals.

Accelerate your career

Upon completion of the program, you'll possess the breadth and depth of knowledge, application skill and abilities for a career in sport performance enhancement. You'll also be eligible for a variety of related specialty certifications and/or doctoral level education in exercise physiology or other related disciplines.


Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Dr. Timothy Suchomel presenting at conference

Dr. Tim Suchomel presents research at international conferences

Carroll University’s assistant professor of exercise science shares expertise in Australia and New Zealand.

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The NSCA state clinic returns to Carroll this April

Carroll University will be hosting the National Strength and Conditioning State Clinic this April after successfully hosting the conference for the past seven years.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jessica Brown

Dr. Jessica Brown

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science - Applied Clinical Practice
Brian Edlbeck

Brian Edlbeck

Clinical Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology
Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Daniel Shackelford

Dr. Daniel Shackelford

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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