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Sport Sciences

The Sports Sciences Major of the Master of Science in Exercise Science Degree is a new major within the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences.

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The Sports Sciences Major of the Master of Science in Exercise Science Degree is a new major within the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences. In short, this is a major program designed for those with a passion to work with "competitive athletes" in the role of, for example, a strength and conditioning specialist at the high school, university or professional level. Graduates of the major will be academically prepared to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This major only accepts new students in the fall.

The prerequisites to Sports Sciences are Science of Nutrition, Chemistry I, Anatomy and Physiology I, and Exercise Physiology. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is also required.



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