Program Overview

The Sport Science graduate program option has been designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in learning how to become effective coaches and administrators in sport organizations.  Licensed educators may be able to use the sport science program option to meet the master/30-hour requirement for the second renewal of their professional licensure. However, these individuals should seek renewal from their local professional development committee.

Admission Requirements

For full admission:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

For provisional admission:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.5 to 2.74 GPA
  • 9 credits of coursework at the graduate level with a grade of “B” or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Applications to the master's degree program in Physical Education - Sports Science/Coaching are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Job Opportunities 

Many job opportunities exist related to the sport science program.  Students often pursue employment opportunities in college coaching, university athletic administration, recreational sport or a continue on in  a career in teaching and coaching at the secondary level. Currently, graduates of the sport science program are assistant or head coaches at various universities and colleges throughout the nation. Graduates have also pursued careers as strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers.