Do you ever marvel at the ability of the human body when operating at its optimal performance? From the speed and agility of a world-class marathon runner to the flexibility and strength of an Olympic rugby player, athletic prowess has always captured the imaginations of people from all walks of life.
In the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University, our degree programs explore numerous aspects of optimal human performance, from the elite athlete to members of the community improving their fitness.
Life University’s unparalleled master’s program in Sport Health Science is designed to advance your undergraduate and professional knowledge, experience and passion for human athletic performance. With extensive, hands-on labs, practicums and internships available both on and off campus, you won’t have to wait until after graduation to get in the game.
The M.S. Sport Health Science degree is a 52-credit hour program (approximately four quarters long). This master’s degree includes specialty tracks in the professional fields of Exercise and Sport Science; Sport Injury Management; Sport Coaching; Nutrition and Sport Science; and Chiropractic Sport Science. The curriculum is designed to permit graduates with an interest in these specific sport health science concentrations to realize their personal and professional goals.
Our five specialty tracks prepare graduates for careers in fields such as:
- Cardiac rehabilitation, clinical exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, health club management, preventive medicine, and corporate fitness, as well as for further study in doctoral programs.
- Sport Health Science and Nutrition
- Sport Coaching and Injury Rehabilitation
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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand may rise as hospitals emphasize exercise and preventive care to help patients recover from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and improve their overall health.
Dr. Keith Rau, Associate Professor – Sport Health Science
“When I know that someone wants to be a sports chiropractor, then there’s no place better in the profession than Life University. We’re the only College of Chiropractic that also has intercollegiate athletics onsite – nobody else has NAIA or NCAA teams, and I have the privilege of overseeing the students who provide care to our athletes. They get to learn things hands-on right here with our student-athletes, and that’s really amazing. Frankly, otherwise it is a fantastic chiropractic college, but if you have a particular interest in sports, then I know that nobody else is doing what we’re doing here at Life U.”