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East Tennessee State University

Master of Science - Sport Science and Coach Education

Strength and Conditioning Concentration

100% Online Master of Science

ETSU Online Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate

The strength and conditioning concentration is 100% online and is designed to prepare students to assume roles in strength and conditioning, and sport coaching.

This M.S. program impacts education and research for both sport scientists and coaches. It also contributes to national interest and awareness of the need to academically educate sport scientists and coaches and to target athletic performance rather than participation. This single refocus is expected to lower the incident of sport injuries and increase levels of performance achievement for athletes, thereby supporting sport through research and education. 

The master’s program is integrated with the ETSU Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education (CESSCE). The students have the opportunity to be involved in clinics for coaches, continuing education programs, and activities that permeate the sports community, from the elite athlete to the grade-school child who participates in school or recreational sports. Objectives of the CESSCE include improvement of athlete performance as well as how to better understand the role of sport and sport performance in the health and well being of the nation as a whole and the impact of disability, injury and disease on sport participation and performance. The specialized research possibilities could easily yield findings that would impact quality of life of athletes and the general public.


Sport Science and Coach Education Master of Science Program

The Sport Science and Coach Education Master of Science program curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the Sport Science and Coach Education Master of Science Program listing in the ETSU Graduate Catalog.


Program Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies;

An undergraduate degree in physical education, exercise science, or closely related field;

3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale; international applicants should consult the ETSU Graduate Catalog for more specific information on requirements for countries using different grading scales;

Official scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);

Resume and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. These letters should be submitted through the ETSU School of Graduate Studies online system at;

Essay explaining goals, career expectations, and reasons for desiring to study in sport science and coach education at ETSU.


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


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