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Human Performance (MS)
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  • About Human Performance (MS)

    The Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science-Human Performance is an interdisciplinary program of study for those interested in learning and applying scientific principles to training of physically active individuals and athletes at all levels (e.g. recreational, high school, college, professional). Areas of study include physiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Students in Human Performance can choose an emphasis in strength and conditioning or applied sport science. Students interested in studying the responses and adaptations to the training of athletes, pursuing a career as a strength and conditioning coach, a sport coach, or working in a fitness/athletic enhancement center are encouraged to apply to this graduate program.

    Graduate Preparation Goals:

    • Prepare graduate students to serve as head or assistant strength and conditioning coach for high school, DI, DII or DIII university sports or professional and semi-professional sports
    • Prepare sport coaches and athletic trainers to apply sport science and sport performance techniques to their training programs
    • Prepare graduate students to pursue a doctoral degree and a career as an exercise/sport scientist (teaching and research at the university level)

    Select menu items on the left to learn more about the program. You may also wish to contact the Program Director by mail (137 Mitchell Hall, UW-L, La Crosse, WI 54601), phone (608-785-8689), or e-mail (gwright@uwlax.edu).