Program Overview

If you’re considering a career in sport performance, cardiac rehabilitation, or sport and exercise psychology, the Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science is the program for you! WCU’s M.S. program is designed to build personal knowledge, skills and abilities for working in clinical programs and to enrich academic preparation for graduate work beyond the master’s degree. The program offers three concentrations allowing you to specialize in your particular area of interest.

This program is offered in an online format.



Applied Sports Performance

This concentration focuses on applied muscular physiology, advanced motor learning, and both biomechanics and pathokinesiology.

Clinical Exercise Physiology

This concentration includes courses in clinical exercise testing and prescription as well as cardiopulmonary and advanced muscular physiology.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

This concentration focuses on group dynamics in exercise and sport, neuroscience perspectives in sport and exercise, and advanced motor learning.


Program Highlights

  • Faculty experts

  • Thesis or research report track

  • Personalized advising process

  • State-of-the-art facilities including strength and cardio training facilities, exercise climate chamber, and human performance laboratory

  • Community dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles for students

  • Dedication to continuous improvement

  • Three concentrations to choose from

  • Graduate certificate in sports management and athletics available

  • Practicum experience available

  • Opportunities for collaborative research


What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of our program are career ready. You can find alumni across the country from Los Angeles and Phoenix to Dallas and Boston working in roles like:

  • Assistant wellness manager
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  • Youth program coordinator
  • Strength and conditioning coach

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