Master’s in Strength and Conditioning Online Degree Sweat, Smiles, and Scholarly Squats


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Help Athletes Achieve Their Goals with a Master’s in Strength and Conditioning Online Degree

Liberty University’s online Master of Science in Human Performance – Strength Training and Conditioning is a great option for students who are passionate about health and wellness and want to dive into the field of athletic performance. If you are seeking a career in exercise science, our online strength training program is an excellent next step to take in your academic journey.

This degree can help further your knowledge in the core areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, statistics, and research methods. You can explore how to help people of all ages live healthier lifestyles and develop exercise regimens that fit their unique needs.

If you’re interested in training athletes, our strength and conditioning concentration provides a detailed look at strength development and recovery in the context of sports performance. Partner with us and earn a degree that can help you take your career to the next level.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We’re committed to offering an education that helps prepare you for the real world. Whether you’re looking to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist, switch career paths, or pursue a terminal degree, our human performance degree can help you pursue your goals. In this program, you can learn from experienced professionals who are passionate about helping you excel in the field of strength training, exercise, and sports performance. Our faculty can give you a deeper understanding of how to promote health and wellness in a variety of client populations.

By working in the field of human performance, you can help other people develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. Our cutting-edge curriculum is designed to build on your skills and knowledge so you can pursue top-level exercise science jobs. You can learn how to help athletes develop speed, agility, endurance, and strength as well as overcome injuries and fatigue. you can also explore general exercise science techniques that can be applied to all people who want to improve their health, regardless of whether or not they play sports.

As part of this strength and conditioning degree online, you will complete 2 residential intensives that will give you the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. During these intensives, you can gain valuable hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art human performance labs. You can also be able to connect in person with other exercise science students and faculty and expand your professional network. The rest of your classes will be online, allowing you to complete your courses whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you.

In this strength and conditioning program, you can explore a scientific approach to fitness and learn about the short- and long-term effects of exercise on the human body and learn how to promote fitness, wellness, and physical recovery in people of all ages. With this knowledge, you can help prevent and treat injuries as well as provide others with the tools they need to avoid health problems and thrive.

Liberty’s strength and conditioning online program provides a mix of foundational exercise science courses and a specialization in advanced athletic training techniques. You can dive into a variety of topics, including how to analyze different forms of exercise from a biological and physiological perspective, how to use high-accuracy tools and statistical models to interpret relevant data, and how to meet the unique needs of individual clients.

You can also learn how to develop training regimens and nutritional plans that promote rehabilitation, wellness, and physical performance. Before graduating, you can either research and write a final thesis project to demonstrate your academic expertise or complete an internship to gain practical, hands-on experience in a professional environment.

The strength training and conditioning concentration focuses specifically on how to train athletes. You can learn how to implement the Movement, Overspeed, Resistance, and Reaction (M.O.R.R.) training system, a world-renowned program that has been used to develop some of the world’s highest-performing athletes. That way, you can help athletes improve their speed and strength, recover faster from injuries, and enjoy long-lasting careers. From resistance training and motor learning to conditioning and recovery, you can explore the essentials of sports training.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.