Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning

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Program Description

Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning

Reach your career goals.

The LaGrange College Master’s in Strength and Conditioning degrees equip students for careers in athlete development and physical preparation via two graduate tracks: the Master of Science degree and the Master of Arts degree. Graduates of the M.S. degree are ready to begin work as strength and conditioning coaches and sport performance specialists in a range of environments—from high school to the professional level. Graduates of the M.A. degree are ready to continue their careers with enhanced skills and knowledge necessary for upper-level positions in strength and conditioning.

Master of Science Degree

Gain real-world experience.

The two-year Master of Science program focuses on applying research-based content in practical settings, with students having opportunities to immediately use concepts discussed in the classroom. As a participant in the program, you will be assigned a specific college sports team to design and implement strength and conditioning programs for, gaining valuable applied experience while earning your degree:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (m/f)
  • Cross Country (m/f)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer (m/f)
  • Softball
  • Swimming (m/f)
  • Tennis (m/f)
  • Volleyball

Costs

The program is designed to be as cost-effective and valuable as possible. Expenses for the degree include $675 per credit hour; cost is estimated to be $27,000 for the M.S. degree. Financial aid is available.

Prepare to succeed

Master's in Strength & Conditioning participants

  • Work as entry- and upper-level strength and conditioning coaches and sport performance specialists.
  • Gain an edge over other job candidates through applied concepts learned in the curriculum.
  • Explore the areas of strength and conditioning, program design, sports physiology, biomechanics, methods of athlete monitoring and sports nutrition.
  • Evaluate sports in order to derive sport-specific athlete needs.
  • Analyze movements, techniques and athlete-monitoring data to create training programs and produce recommendations to enhance sports performance.
  • Create a research-based foundation for future growth as a strength and conditioning professional or for additional graduate study.
  • Learn skills necessary for reading, interpreting, collecting and producing research.
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Transformation is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Studies show, and employers agree, that this well-rounded approach enhances analytical aptitude and adaptability. You’ll find that to be true at LaGrange College, where you’ll gain a broader, deeper knowledge of many subject areas, along with practical skills – providing flexibility in your career choices. Read less
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