Sport Performance Specialization
Interest in conditioning athletes from youth to senior citizens to improve performance continues to grow. Strength training, speed training and specific sport skill training are examples of performance areas graduates work in. Employment opportunities continue to be good in professional, as well as college and university, athletics, with opportunities working with high school athletes increasing significantly.
The sport performance specialization builds on the strong science based undergraduate applied exercise science program. The specialization is an interdisciplinary program including courses from the movement and sport studies and physical education/coaching programs.
- AEXS 470 Strength and Conditioning (3sh)
- AEXS 471 Strength and Conditioning Applications (1sh)
- MOST 224 Motor Learning and Sport Skill Acquisition (3sh)
- MOST 328 Psychology of Sport (3sh)
- MSCI 440 Nutrition and Athletic Performance (3sh)
- PHED 212 Principles and Problems of Coaching (2sh)
Students who choose this specialization will be encouraged to complete their final internship (minimum of 450 hours) at one of the many sport performance settings Springfield College has agreements with locally, nationally, and internationally.
Take it From Them
- Internship Sponsor: Judi LaBranche ‘92, G‘94, former executive director, Scantic Valley YMCA Read more quotes here.
Exercise Science Programs Earn National AccreditationThe Springfield College master’s degree program in clinical exercise physiology has become the first in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the bachelor’s degree program in applied exercise science has become the second in the state to receive the honor. Read more.
The athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level.