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Online Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning Degree

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Enable Athletes to Achieve Peak Physical Performance

100% Online M.S. Degree Program

Certification-Aligned Curriculum

Faculty With Industry Experience

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $475
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • Transfer credits to graduate faster
  • Complete each course in eight weeks
  • Access personalized career support
  • No clinical placement requirements

Master Kinesiology Concepts to Motivate Athletes to Reach Their Potential

In sports, landing a training or coaching role can seem just as competitive as the action on the field. Now, you can build qualifications for these positions with the online master’s in strength and conditioning program from CSP Global. You’ll acquire skills for helping athletes improve their performance and lower the risk of injury while preparing for certification exams, such as the NSCA CSCS and NASM-PES.

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Prepare for Careers with Athletic Departments and Fitness Centers

The online M.S. in Strength and Conditioning program imparts kinesiology knowledge to position you for careers in athletics and well-being. The courses prepare you to oversee strength coaching for high school, collegiate, and professional teams or pursue personal trainer positions with premier fitness centers. Discover professional opportunities through our Career Development Center and the Handshake app.

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Specialized Strength and Conditioning Courses

11 Online Courses

33 Credit Hours

The online M.S. in Strength and Conditioning curriculum delves into kinesiology concepts that strength coaches and personal trainers must know. You’ll also complete a master’s capstone to demonstrate everything you have learned during the program and research strength and conditioning issues with input from professionals.

Course highlights:

  • KHS513 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • KHS524 Advanced Program Design for Special Populations
  • KHS590 Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • KHS615 Advanced Exercise Prescription
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No GRE/GMAT Requirements

No Application Fee

To apply to CSP Global’s online master’s in strength and conditioning program, you’ll need:

Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education stating the conferral of a bachelor’s degree or higher
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Affordable Online Master’s Degree Program

$15,675 Total Tuition

$475 per Credit Hour

CSP Global strives to offer affordable, competitive tuition for each program, and the online M.S. in Strength and Conditioning degree is no exception. Speak with an enrollment counselor to explore your financial aid and scholarship options. Additionally, eligible students can transfer credits for up to 50% of the coursework.

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What You’ll Learn

While seeking your master’s in strength and conditioning online at CSP Global, you’ll learn to develop exercise programming, conduct health and fitness assessments, identify kinesiology trends, and more. The program also imparts communication, collaboration, and leadership skills to help you become an asset for sports teams, fitness centers, and health services organizations.

Online M.S. Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of human physiology, nutrition, functional anatomy, and biomechanics related to exercise programming.
  • Execute health and fitness assessments for diverse populations with modifications appropriate to individual needs.
  • Design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for a variety of populations, including athletes and individuals with special considerations.
  • Apply motivational and effective communication strategies as a leader within professional industry interactions.
  • Critically evaluate, create, and advance new trends and issues as leaders in the industry.
  • Apply ethical standards in collaborative decisions in performance environments while maintaining employee and client safety through risk management.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

We designed this online program for maximum flexibility. You may take courses full-time if you have the time to do so successfully. Full-time means you’ll take two classes every eight weeks. To see the curriculum, visit our courses page.

Students can explore a variety of scholarships upon their acceptance to CSP Global. Learn more by visiting our tuition and aid page. You can also consider the following financing options:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine your financial aid eligibility. Our FAFSA® code is 002347.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

No, you are not required to complete an entrance exam to pursue your master’s in strength and conditioning online with CSP Global. To view the complete program requirements, visit our admissions page.

CSP Global offers an ethics course founded on traditional values, and the syllabus for each course contains our mission statement:

The mission of CSP Global and Concordia University, St. Paul, a university of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.
To learn about the curriculum, please visit the courses page.

You can transfer credits to satisfy up to 50% of the coursework requirements for the master’s in strength and conditioning program. Learn more by visiting our admissions page.

Those who earn a master’s in strength and conditioning degree online can pursue an array of careers, such as sports performance coach, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and sports specialist. Demand for fitness trainers and instructors is rising, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment will grow 19% from 2021 to 2031. During that period, coach and scout hiring is expected to grow by 20%. Learn more about your career options by visiting our careers page.

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