Master of Science Strength and Human Performance

Maximize Your Potential: Advance Your Career with an Online Master's in Strength and Human Performance

The Master of Science Degree in Strength and Human Performance at Parker University provides an in-depth study of evidence-based research in sport and exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, nutrition, and strength and conditioning.

Courses are designed to facilitate certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Our 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 to promote health, enhance physical performance, and prevent athletic injuries.



Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2021 to 2031. source

Jobs to be Filled

1,900 projected employment opportunities for exercise physiologists from 2021 to 2031. source

Annual Salary

Health Club Managers and Fitness Trainers can earn up to $85,000 and $70,000 respectively. source

Internship Concentration

This program offers a concentration in Strength and Conditioning that includes a 300-hour in-person internship providing students with hands-on experience at training facilities anywhere in the country.

The academic courses taken simultaneously are designed to prepare students to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam upon graduation.

Discover the Unmatched Excellence of Parker University's Strength and Human Performance Program

Get insight from Parker’s Program Director, Jenna Romanelli, and distinguished faculty on the Strength and Human Performance Programs – Learn Firsthand What Makes Our Programs Stand Out!
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Create your own career path!

Parker’s Strength and Human Performance graduates can pursue various career paths, including:

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • U.S. Military
  • First Responders
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Education and Research
  • Sports Management
  • Training Facilities and Gyms
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health and Wellness

Program Highlights

CASCE Accredited

Program holds accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education

Experience & Leadership

All faculty hold a CSCS certification

Practical Experience

Option to complete a 300-hour internship

Accelerated Curriculum

Complete program in less than 2 years

CASCE Accreditation

Parker University’s Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program holds accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE). A respected accrediting agency, notable for its dedication to ensuring quality education in the field of strength and conditioning. This accreditation underscores our unwavering dedication to maintaining superior standards of excellence within our program. Through meticulous evaluation of our curriculum, faculty, and facilities, we are committed to equipping our students with the comprehensive knowledge, practical skills, and hands-on experience needed to excel in the realm of strength and conditioning while prioritizing athlete safety.

Program Faculty


Program Director


Parker University is proud to announce its new Strength and Human Performance Advisory Board!

This board includes:

Dan John

Dan John

All-American discus thrower and has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games, and the Weight Pentathlon, lecturer, online instructor

Kelly Starrett

Kelly Starrett

Co-founder of The Ready State, head coach and physical therapist

Brett Winchester

Brett Winchester

Owner of Winchester Spine and Sport, past team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals, global teacher and lecturer

Scott Hopson

Scott Hopson

Internationally recognized leader in human performance, coaching and education, as well as co-founder of Pivotal and PTA Global

Travis Jewett

Travis Jewett

Strength coach and chiropractor who teaches seminars and workshops around the world in strength training and human performance

Hayley Hollander

Hayley Hollander

Fitness Director for Midtown Athletic Club Chicago, co-founder of Advanced Training Performance, faculty member for PTA Global, international presenter, and author

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Co-owner and CEO of The Brand X Method™

Mikki Martin

Mikki Martin

Co-owner and CEO of The Brand X Method™

Applied Sciences and Business of Health Programs Open House

Tour the Parker University Campus

Have you always had an interest in the medical field and/or Health and Wellness? Maybe you are just getting started in your research. Now is your chance! Attend Parker University’s Open House and learn more about all of our programs offered through the College of Health Sciences and the College of Business and Technology.

  • Visit with current students
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • Talk with financial aid and admissions
  • Learn about career options

About Jenna

Jenna Romanelli is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. She is the Asst. Program Director for the Strength and Human Performance program at Parker University and the Internship Program Director for BS and MS in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. As a Registered Dietitian, licensed in both Florida and Texas, Jenna works with a variety of patient populations within her private practice, Nelli Nutrition, LLC. She uses an individualized approach through client-centered counseling, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education to achieve optimal nutrition and improve quality of life. Jenna has a special interest in sports nutrition, injury rehabilitation, and athletic performance. She has experience working with elite athletes as both a dietitian and strength coach. Jenna earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University, where she played collegiate volleyball. She went on to pursue a career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, training college athletes at Valdosta State University, while completing a Master’s of Education in Health and Physical Education. Jenna continued her career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Furman University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette before returning to school to pursue a Master’s of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University and becoming a Registered Dietitian. Jenna is currently pursuing a PhD in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University Chicago.