Master Of Science In Human Performance Residential Degree Program
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020

Expand Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body

Are you passionate about fitness? Do you want to help others unlock their own body’s potential or rise above their disabilities? By earning Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance, you can enhance your career opportunities in the health, wellness, and human performance fields. You will increase your understanding of exercise science by taking advanced classes in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanical Analysis. Learn to help athletes be their best and other clients to overcome disabilities and other physical limitations.

You have the opportunity to complete your master’s degree in a traditional two-year format or a one-year accelerated format. Our course material is based on concepts from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). You can specialize in one of four different areas while completing a capstone experience such as completing an internship or a thesis.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in Human Performance Degree?

Liberty University’s state-of-the-art equipment and exercise science labs are two of the best things about this program. You will get the chance to work with the latest technology currently used in the field in our Human Performance Lab, Functional Assessment Lab, Standardized Patient Center, and many other areas. You will learn how to use the equipment for functional assessment, strength training, and agility training.

The types of equipment you will work with and the research you will conduct will be invaluable for your career and resume. Your practical exams will take place in a realistic clinical learning environment that will simulate real-world conditions. In fact, one of your classrooms has an Astroturf floor to better simulate on-field evaluations. With more than 60 NCAA Division I athletic teams and Club Sports teams, we have the sports facilities and other resources that will prepare you for a career directly upon graduating.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Science in Human Performance?

When you begin this degree, you will have opportunities for practical hands-on training that will develop your knowledge of all aspects in human performance. Throughout this degree, you will expand your knowledge of kinesiology and study advanced exercise physiology. You will also learn how to utilize statistical analysis in exercise science. Being able to track data and analyze outcomes will go far to advance your ability to help clients. Your ability to increase human performance will be influenced by studying advanced biomechanical analysis.

Additionally, you will analyze human movement and learn the latest research in the field of biomechanics. You will also study performance nutrition for the physically active. Even the greatest engine in the world cannot run if it doesn’t have the correct fuel. Learn how to fuel your client’s body so they can get the most out of their training.

Featured Courses

EXSC 510 – Advanced Exercise Physiology

EXSC 520 – Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

EXSC 550 – Advanced Biomechanical Analysis

HLTH 645 – Performance Nutrition for the Physically Active

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Highlights of Our Master of Science in Human Performance Degree

  • Utilize our Human Performance Laboratory and Center for the Analysis of Human Movement Laboratory, which provide over 8,000 square feet of workspace with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • You will have access to our 2,000 square foot Functional Assessment Laboratorythat is outfitted with a variety of functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment.
  • We have an Athletic Training Lab that which serves as a classroom and laboratory for clinical and didactical instruction related to learning athletic training competencies and skills.
  • In our Standardized Patient Center, you can practice your clinical skills and receive feedback from faculty in our athletic training work-study program prior to taking your practical

Career Opportunities for Human Performance Degree Graduates

  • Cognitive Performance Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Health Statistician
  • Sports Performance Coach
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Master of Science in Human Performance Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 35 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
  • This program falls under the School of Health Sciences
  • Find more information about our Master of Science in Human Performance degree program in our course catalog

Master’s in Human Performance Degree Specializations

Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Human Performance specializations below.


Fitness and Wellness


Strength and Conditioning

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. 2.5 to 2.99 GPA may grant admission on caution
  • Undergraduate prerequisites (can be taken after admission):
    • Undergraduate physiology or exercise physiology for EXSC-510: Advanced Exercise Physiology
    • Undergraduate biomechanics or physics (or a similar course) for EXSC-550: Advanced Biomechanical Analysis
    • Undergraduate statistics or tests and measurements (or similar course) for EXSC-520: Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science
    • Instructor permission may be granted to take one (or more) of the three above graduate courses, granted only after the director of the program and course instructor have carefully reviewed the undergraduate transcript to see if all grades in related science courses suggest the ability to be successful in that specific graduate exercise science course, as well as, the overall exercise program