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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"Being assigned a team and writing its strength and conditioning programming gave me a lot of responsibility and freedom to learn."

— Sabrina Sieger

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Graduate Into a High-Demand Career

When you graduate from Carroll’s Master of Science in Sport Physiology program, you’ll be career-ready for a variety of positions, including:

  • Strength and conditioning coach/coordinator
  • Performance coach
  • Sport scientist
  • Tactical facilitator
  • Adjunct faculty/instructor
Your advanced degree will prepare you for opportunities in multiple job settings, including:
  • Sports performance training centers
  • Tactical performance
  • Military research and development
  • High school, collegiate and professional athletic programs

Our hands-on curriculum prepares you for a variety of careers in sports performance in a range of job settings. You'll complete a minimum of 320 hours during an internship, giving you valuable, real-world experience.

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.

SPPC Information Sessions

Join faculty and admissions to learn more about the program and the admission process.  Virtual meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams

Graduate Open House on Main Campus

See our facilities and meet with our faculty.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM 

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Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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"I found the strength development courses to be incredibly valuable."

— Paul Mentele

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Latest Program News

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Carroll Announces New Sport Performance Institute


Carroll University is announcing its new Sport Performance Institute, a partnership between the College of Health Sciences faculty and students and the university’s athletic programs. The Carroll University Sport Performance Institute (CUSPI) will also extend its reach to serve the surrounding community.

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Carroll-hosted Clinic Draws Record Attendance, High Rating


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

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
Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Dr. Jamie Krzykowski

Clinical Associate Professor / Athletic Training Program Director
Dr. Timothy Suchomel

Dr. Timothy Suchomel

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

Human Performance Team

Peter Delzer, Carroll University

Peter Delzer

Associate Head Coach of Track and Field and Human Performance Coach
Mark Krzykowski, Carroll University

Mark Krzykowski

Associate Athletic Director
Shana McKeever, Carroll University

Shana McKeever

Exercise Science Adjunct Faculty and Volunteer Human Performance Coach

Jason Roe

Exercise Science and Human Performance Coach
Becca Saal, Carroll University

Rebecca Saal

Head Volleyball Coach and Human Performance Coach

Your goals are within reach

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