The Sports Science concentration in the Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program is designed for students seeking graduate training to advance their knowledge and skills related to understanding and improving sports performance. Primary areas of focus pertaining to education and training in sports science, nutrition, sports medicine, and research. The curriculum integrates coursework, research, and practical application experiences pertaining to multiple aspects of athletic and human performance. All students will complete a 1-year sports science practical experience with a designated sports team or organization and will also have access to the Sports Medicine and Nutrition research facilities and faculty.
For more information, please contact:
Matthew Darnell, PhD, RD, CSSD
Program Director, MS in Sports Science
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Warrior Human Performance Research Center
3860 South Water Street
The Sports Science (SS) Concentration leading to a Master of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a one-year graduate program housed within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition.
|33 credits (Full or part-time)
|1-3 years (varies)
|Program starts fall term only
The curriculum integrates coursework, research, and practical application experiences pertaining to multiple aspects of athletic and human performance.
Students will have access to the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition research facilities and faculty.
Prerequisites (satisfactory grades must be earned in all courses)
- Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
- Introduction to Nutrition (3 credits)
- Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credits)
Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum undergrduate GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0). Admission may be considered for applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 if other supporting evidence of their ability to complete the graduate program is provided.
An interview may be requried.
Application Deadline: March 15. If spots are available after the deadline applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the class is full.
Application Deadline for highly competitive practical experience positions: January 15. Some of the practical experiences are highly competitive and may require an on-campus interview. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the department to schedule an interview.
All applicants must:
- Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application
- Submit the application fee of $50 (U.S.)
- Submit an essay - a description of professional and educational goals that are realistically attainable during enrollment in the graduate program
- Submit three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities. These letters should address the applicant’s academic, professional, and personal attributes and potential for meaningful graduate study.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended
- Additional requirements for international applicants