M.S. in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching

Carroll University's Master of Science in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching program 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 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.

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About the Program

Exercise physiology is the scientific study of the physiological mechanisms underlying human movement. Our M.S. in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching program 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 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.

Accreditation

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

Program Details

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Latest Program News

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Carroll-hosted Clinic Draws Record Attendance, High Rating

4/23/2020

The annual National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Wisconsin State Clinic, held at Carroll since 2011, drew nearly 400 attendees.

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Masters of Motivation

10/3/2019

Four students reveal how they cope with the demands of graduate school.

Meet the Faculty

Brian Edlbeck

Brian Edlbeck

Clinical Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science - Program Director for Master of Science in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching

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