Master of Science Degree in Strength and Human Performance

Master of Science: Online

The Master of science degree in Strength and Human Performance provides an expansive study of evidenced-based research in physiology, biomechanics, and human metabolism to enhance health, function, and physical performance.

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Master of Science: Online

The Master of science degree in Strength and Human Performance provides an expansive study of evidenced-based research in physiology, biomechanics, and human metabolism to enhance health, function, and physical performance.

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CURRICULUM

10% growth rate for exercise physiologists through 2028

10%

GROWTH

1,500 projected employment for exercise physiologists through 2028

1,500

JOBS TO BE FILLED

$54,760 median income, with projected earnings up to $78,810. source

$54,760

MEDIAN INCOME

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Why Choose Parker?

  • Mission
  • Career Preparation
  • Program Overview
  • Degree and Graduation Requirements

Mission

The mission of the Master of Science degree in Strength and Human Performance program at Parker University is to prepare graduates to apply evidence-based research into application to promote health, enhance physical performance, and prevent athletic injuries.

Career Preparation

The Master of science degree in Strength and Human Performance provides an expansive study of evidenced-based research in physiology, biomechanics, and human metabolism to enhance health, function, and physical performance. This program prepares graduates for advanced graduate work in research and for professionals in a health-related field to enhance their knowledge and application of exercise science. The courses are designed to facilitate certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certifications:
• ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT)
• ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP)
• ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor (ACSM-GEI)
• ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP)
• ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential
• ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET)
• ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT)
• ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certifications:
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
• Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS)
• NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)

Program Overview

The graduating student will be able to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills that will enable success in graduate school
  • Prescribe specialized training in areas related to cardiac rehabilitation, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and other allied health professions
  • Develop fitness programs that are goal-oriented to meet the needs or various populations

 

 

Length of Program

The degree program may be completed in 5 terms for the 30-hour program.

 

Mode of Instruction 

The Master of Science degree in Strength and Human Performance is offered through distance education.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or a foreign evaluation showing successful completed of a bachelor’s degree
  • Submit two letters of recommendation within the first semester of enrollment
  • Submit a resume indicating education and complete work history
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Requirement for GRE may be waived for students who meet the following criteria:
    • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0 or above
    • Completion of the first semester of enrollment at parker University MS in Strength and Human Performance with a minimum grade average of 3.0 and no grade below a B

 

*failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University. All graduate students are required to complete foundational courses for the appropriate program through undergraduate or equivalent course work. Students who have not completed appropriate undergraduate courses will be required to take equivalent courses upon acceptance to the program. Pre-requisite courses must be completed with a “C” grade or higher.

 

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Students without a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, or related field, will be required to complete pre-requisite requirements prior to starting the Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance.

  • Exercise Physiology + Lab
  • Biomechanics + Lab
  • Exercise Prescription and Application + Lab
  • Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Nutrition

Degree and Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance students must complete a total of 30 graduate semester credit hours of coursework. No elective courses are offered in this program.

 

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance, students at Parker University must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete 30 credit hours of graduate study (24 credits must be earned at Parker University)
  • Complete the course of study required for the Master of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete the degree requirements with no more than two courses with a grade of “C”
  • Complete all The Master of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance degree requirements within five years of beginning coursework; exceptions for extenuating circumstances reviewed by the Dean

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