Merrimack College

Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science


315 Turnpike Street

Mailstop O-15

North Andover, MA 01845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

Leaders in exercise and sports sciences must understand how to work as part of a comprehensive team of medical professionals, and other members of their clients’ support team. Whether leading elite athletics to achieve peak performance or improving functionality in patients with chronic stable medical and musculoskeletal conditions, they need a solid physiological and applied background on appropriate individualization, testing, and evidence-based prescription of exercise using cutting-edge technologies.

Graduates will be professionally prepared to work as exercise and human performance specialists 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 consultants 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.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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