Associate Professor Ghigiarelli, Program Director, 516-463-5122
The Master of Science (MS) in Sports Science consists of two concentrations; (1) Strength and Conditioning, and (2) Exercise Physiology. The Strength and Conditioning concentration is designed to prepare students to work with athletes as strength and conditioning coaches in college, professional, private, and secondary school settings. Students will develop the skills necessary to design and implement population-specific training programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce injury risk. The foundation of course work is in areas of bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, performance testing, periodization, program design, and sport nutrition. In addition, all students will have opportunities to complete various fieldwork experiences. The Exercise Physiology concentration is designed to prepare students to work as an exercise instructor (for healthy, athletic, and special populations), cardiopulmonary rehabilitation professional, or within management in the health, medical, and fitness industries. Students will study the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations resulting from physical activity. The foundation of course work is in areas of exercise physiology, skeletal muscle physiology, laboratory techniques, exercise prescription for special populations, and exercise techniques.