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 concentration focuses on applied muscular physiology, advanced motor learning, and both biomechanics and pathokinesiology.
This concentration includes courses in clinical exercise testing and prescription as well as cardiopulmonary and advanced muscular physiology.
This concentration focuses on group dynamics in exercise and sport, neuroscience perspectives in sport and exercise, and advanced motor learning.
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