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MS in Human Performance

Residential Program

Enhance your career opportunities in the health, wellness, and human performance fields. Through the Master of Science in Human Performance degree,you will increase your understanding of exercise science by taking advanced classes in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanical Analysis. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview.

Complete your master’s degree in a traditional two-year format or a one-year accelerated format. Here, you’ll be exposed to material based on concepts from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Specialize in one of four different cognate areas such as Clinical, Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition, and Strength Training & Conditioning while also completing a capstone experience such as an internship or a thesis.

The M.S. in Human Performance is offered through the Department of Allied Health Professions.

  • 35-hour graduate program
    (17-hour core, 12-hour specialization)
  • 6-credit hour thesis or internship is required

Academic Information


Courses You Could Take

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology (EXSC 510)
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (EXSC 511)
  • Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science (EXSC 520)
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science (EXSC 525)
  • Advanced Biomechanical Analysis (EXSC 550)
  • Advanced Biomechanical Analysis Lab (EXSC 551)
  • Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active (HLTH 645)

Admissions Requirements

Find M.A. in Human Performance admissions requirements, transfer information, and more on the Residential Admissions site.

Teaching and Research Labs

Utilize the Human Performance Laboratory and the Center for the Analysis of Human Movement Laboratory which provide over 5000 and 3500 square feet respectively of workspace with state-of-the-art equipment.

In addition, you will have access to the Functional Assessment Laboratory which is outfitted with a variety of functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment housed within an additional 2000 square foot area.


Program Director
Dr. Andy Bosak