The Sport Performance track of the Master of Science in Health Science is intended for individuals who have a desire to increase their exercise science knowledge, with a focus on strength and conditioning or sports performance. The curriculum is designed to increase the student’s abilities to identify best practices built on evidence-based decision-making and affords students an interactive environment focusing on the designing of health learning for individuals across the human lifespan.
The program is ideal for athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport performance specialists, personal trainers, owners of gyms or performance training centers, and other sport and fitness professionals. Through this program, students deepen their knowledge base, develop more unique, specialized skills, set themselves apart from their peers, and better prepare them for the populations they serve.
Students in this track are encouraged to work with faculty to develop an individualized degree plan that aligns with their career goals. We look at what populations you want to work with and then tailor your educational plan around the knowledge and skills you’ll need to best serve their needs and unique challenges.
The expert faculty in this program understand where the gaps are between a bachelor’s education and sports performance experience and knowledge needed for real-world settings. Through classes in biomechanics, motor control, advanced, program design, nutrition, advanced
applied exercise physiology, and performance technology application, you’ll bridge those gaps and become prepared to take theoretical concepts and apply them in your world. You’ll also be presented with challenging lab work that you’ll complete as an online student.
Courses are lab intensive to equip the learner with tools for immediate integration into their current practice setting in order to better maximize client outcomes.
The instructors not only teach at RMU, but they also publish, present, and remain active in their respective field(s) of practice.