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School of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise and Sport Science

The Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science prepares you to be a leader in the field and to work with diverse settings, populations, team structures and state-of-the-art technologies.

Finish in as little as 9-12 months 

Student working with man in weight room using bar and weights

Program Benefits


  • January or September 2019 start dates 
  • 9-, 12- or 18-month programs
  • No GRE required
  • Hybrid and on-campus classes
  • 32 credits/8 courses


  • Cohort model
  • Small classes with personalized attention 
  • Faculty with industry experience


  • 100% of students receive generous scholarships
  • Partial-tuition fellowships 


Our fellows graduate in one year with a Master of Science degree. The fellowship offers you a reduced rate of graduate tuition, ranging from 30 - 50 percent savings. To complete the program in one year, you must complete 32 credits within one academic year. Fellowships are offered in the spring and fall terms. 

What Will I Learn?

Our program will expose you to cutting-edge technologies in exercise and sport science. 

  • You’ll develop a solid physiological and applied background in individualization, testing and evidence-based prescriptions of exercise.
  • You’ll learn how to be a leader in exercise and sports science.
  • You’ll discover how to work as part of a comprehensive team of medical professionals and other members of your clients’ support team. 
  • You’ll lead athletes on how to achieve peak performance.
  • You’ll assist patients with chronic stable medical and musculoskeletal conditions in improving their functionality.

Video: Behind-the-Scenes of the Program

Career Opportunities

You’ll be prepared to work as an exercise and human performance specialist in a variety of positions such as exercise physiologist, health fitness manager/specialist, strength and conditioning coach for high school, college or professional sports teams, health promotion program manager, wellness/lifestyle coach/coordinator, healthy weight and obesity treatment specialist, personal training consultant for private industry and wellness companies, and physical fitness training specialist for youth fitness, older adults, or other special populations. You may also choose to work in private industry, such as sports and fitness equipment, or technology development and sales.

You’ll find our grads in prestigious jobs such as:
  • Product Validation Engineer, Reebok
  • Physicians Extender, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Maryland
  • Care Navigator, AppleCare Wellness
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Stonehill College
  • Paralysis Recovery Specialist, Project Walk
  • Fitness Director, Best Fitness
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


For more information on the Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.

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Classes for spring term begin Jan 16, 2019.