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Master of Science in Sport Science


Beyond the Playing Field

For those with a desire to work in the world of sports, the IUP Master of Science in Sport Science prepares you for the numerous opportunities you can pursue in the sports profession. The program specifies these career goals with its unique three track program in Sport Science. The tracks include Sport Management, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies. Each track prepares you for a variety of competitive employment opportunities, including management of sport and athletic programs, corporate and community health and fitness facilities, teaching roles, hospital and medical-based exercise programs, sport franchises, community recreational settings, and more.

Sport Management

The sport management track prepares you for the business and management aspect of the sport industry. Employment in this field ranges far and wide, such as college and athletic departments, community recreation organizations, minor and major league sport franchises, commercial sport facilities, and golf courses. Learn more.

Exercise Science

The MS in Exercise Science track does not only focus on the health and well-being of athletes, but of people everywhere. Strength and conditioning, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician’s assistant are just some of the careers you can partake in at several levels, including high school and college. Learn more.

Sport Studies

An MS in Sport Studies allows you to use your academic knowledge in sports. It trains you to design a curriculum that combines courses from multiple departments to create an academic emphasis. Students interested in coaching and engaging in the sport psychology field would benefit from this track greatly. Learn more.

Why MS Sport Science at IUP?

  • The program allows you to choose from three different tracks of Sport Science, a unique aspect that is rarely offered elsewhere.
  • There are a number of assistantship opportunities that become available every year.
  • You have the option to choose a thesis or non-thesis curriculum.
  • Gain experience in your field of choice outside of the classroom with actual professionals in the Indiana area.

Meet the Coordinators

Dr. Richard Hsiao
114 Zink Hall

Dr. Madeline Paternostro Bayles
233 Zink Hall

  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.