Master's Degree in Human Performance - Strength Training And Conditioning Degree
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Jan 15, 2024
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Achieve Physical Excellence with Our Master’s in Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning

Are you passionate about fitness? Do you love motivating others to achieve their goals? If this is you, then pursuing Liberty University’s Master of Science in Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning degree is your next step towards higher education and a more satisfying career. Our master’s degree provides you with the knowledge and experience you’ll need to be successful in this field, whether you’re just starting out or looking for career advancement.

Obtaining your master’s in strength training and conditioning opens up many career opportunities and advancement. You’ll have the option of pursuing positions like exercise physiologist, human performance specialist, sports scientist, or strength and conditioning coach. Once you’ve received this degree, you’re going to be prepared to help others pursue physical excellence.

So what are you waiting for? You’re excited about the human performance field, and you love helping others achieve their goals. People need someone like you who is passionate about helping them with their physical achievements. With our degree, you’ll receive all the knowledge and experience you need to succeed in this field.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s M.S. in Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning Degree?

Pursuing a degree in human performance is an exciting opportunity to advance your skills in areas of health, wellness, exercise science, or athletic training. But what is it that sets Liberty’s program apart? Our human performance degree provides personalized training in the best practices of the field, using the latest technology and resources.

One of our most valuable assets is our professors. These men and women are highly-trained professionals with real-life experience and degrees in related fields. They are excited for the opportunity to train and mentor you throughout your time at Liberty so that you succeed in your degree and prepare for your future.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in multiple labs, providing you with the hands-on and industry experience you need prior to graduation. To accomplish this, you’ll have access to our human performance, functioning assessment, and athletic training laboratories. You’ll also have the chance to practice your clinical skills with our Standardized Patient Center.

What Will You Learn in Our M.S. in Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning Degree?

When you pursue our human performance degree, you’ll receive advanced training that will help you succeed in the field of health and wellness. From the curriculum and hands-on lab experience to the research work with your thesis, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue your goals after graduation. Throughout this degree, you’ll learn the basics of health, wellness, and exercise science. Your courses will explore topics like exercise physiology, statistical analysis and research methods in exercise science, biomechanical analysis, and performance nutrition for the physically active.

If you choose to pursue our concentration in strength training and conditioning, you’ll take courses that explore areas of study like:

  • Conditioning and Recovery
  • Motor Learning and Performance
  • Speed and Agility
  • Strength Development

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

EXSC 510 – Advanced Exercise Physiology

EXSC 520 – Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science

EXSC 540 – Advanced Strength Development

EXSC 550 – Advanced Biomechanical Analysis

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our M.S. in Human Performance Strength Training and Conditioning Degree

  • Utilize our Human Performance Laboratory and Center for the Analysis of Human Movement Laboratory, which provides over 8,000 square feet of workspace with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • You will have access to our Functional Assessment Laboratorywhich is outfitted with a variety of functional assessment, strength training, and agility equipment housed within an additional 2,000 square feet area.
  • We also have an Athletic Training Lab, 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 exams.

Career Opportunities for Human Performance Strength Training and Conditioning Graduates

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Human performance specialist
  • Sports scientist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

M.S. in Human Performance Strength Training and Conditioning Degree Information

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 degree completion 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