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Careers: Online Master's in Strength and Conditioning

Specialize in Strength and Conditioning to Maximize Athletic Performance

Flexible Online Courses

Prepare for In-Demand Certifications

  • Build kinesiology expertise for leading the design of training programs
  • Prepare to lead strength coaching at the high school, collegiate, or professional level
  • Stand out for top-tier personal trainer roles at fitness and recreation centers
  • Make valuable connections through CSP’s Career Development Center

CSP Global’s online M.S. in Strength and Conditioning program prepares you to prescribe and implement performance improvement programs throughout the sports and fitness fields. The courses align with NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization exams and other certification options from ISSA, CSCCa, and NCFS.

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Top 10% of Salaries for Strength and Conditioning Careers

Sports Performance Coach $61,672 per year1

Personal Fitness Trainer $75,940 per year2

Strength and Conditioning Coach $64,000 per year3

Acquire Credentials for Strength and Conditioning Roles

Athletes prioritize building their strength, and with good reason — studies show that adding muscle leads to higher performance and lessens the chance of injury.4 With CSP Global’s online Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning program, you can learn to design programs for training and motivating athletes to improve their physical performance. Our master’s program also delivers risk management skills for protecting the safety of clients and employees in multiple exercise and workplace settings.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Exercise programming
  • Strength and conditioning program design
  • Health and fitness assessment
  • Fitness trend analysis
  • Kinesiology research
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Client risk management

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP Global, you’ll benefit from a wide range of support during your time as a student that will extend throughout your professional journey as an alumnus. That’s part of how 94.5% of CSP Global graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP Global’s job and internship board and it offers more than 20,000 opportunities to students and alumni. You’ll have an online login to easily stay on top of ways to enhance your career.

Job Fairs

More than 600 students and alumni attended various job fairs throughout the year. Get in front of top employers that are eager to connect with CSP Global’s current and former students.

Personalized Career Development

Need help with resumes and cover letters, networking, social media, and job searching? From mock interviews to 1:1 phone appointments with a career advisor, you’ll receive the expert assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Even More Forms of Support

The Office of Career Development staff is dedicated to supporting students and alumni on their path to find meaningful work. Including expert services from the office to partnerships with faculty and more, you’ll have several ways to get help and boost your career.


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  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Fitness Trainers and Instructors.” Retrieved May 2, 2023, from
  3. Payscale. “Average Strength and Conditioning Coach Salary.” Retrieved May 2, 2023, from
  4. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. “The Importance of Muscular Strength in Athletic Performance.” Retrieved May 4, 2023, from
  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Coaches and Scouts.” Retrieved May 2, 2023, from
  6. McKinsey & Company. “Feeling good: The future of the $1.5 trillion wellness market.” Retrieved May 2, 2023, from