Transform your future in 18 or 24 months

Choose either the Master of Science or Master of Arts (fully online) LaGrange College program to realize your potential in Strength and Conditioning.

The Master of Science Degree in Strength and Conditioning from LaGrange College prepares graduates to work as strength and conditioning coaches, trainers and sport performance specialists. With proficiency in strength and conditioning, program design, sport physiology, biomechanics, methods of athlete monitoring and sport nutrition, graduates will be able to analyze sport-specific needs and create suitable training programs to enhance performance.

The M.S. degree consists of 40 semester hours:
Fall I
Applied Strength and Conditioning (3)
Athlete Monitoring (3)
Advanced Sport Physiology (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term I *
Elective (3)

Spring I
Strength and Conditioning Program Design (3)
Applied Sports Nutrition (3)
Research Design (3)
Practicum (1)

Fall II
Sport Biomechanics (3)
Advanced Coaching Theory (3)
Elective (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term II *
Elective (3) (if needed)

Spring II
Thesis/Internship (6)
Practicum (1)

Elective options:
Coaching Weightlifting (3)
Personal Training Certification Prep (3)
Special Topics in S&C (3)
Directed Study (3)

TOTAL HOURS
(40) in 24 months

* The Interim Terms (during January) will provide students with the opportunity to take elective courses, or they may be taken during the fall and spring semesters. Six hours of electives are required.

The fully online Master of Arts Degree in Strength and Conditioning from LaGrange College focuses on the same research-based contents as the M.S. program, but is specifically designed and tailored for full-time professional strength coaches. As a requirement for the M.A. program, you'll need to be employed as a full-time strength and conditioning coach, so that you'll be able to apply the knowledge learned with your athletes. 

The M.A. program consists of 33 semester hours:
Fall I 
Applied Strength and Conditioning (3) 
Advanced Sport Physiology (3) 
Practicum (1)

Interim Term I * 
Athlete Monitoring (3)

Spring I 
Strength and Conditioning Program Design (3) 
Applied Sports Nutrition (3) 
Practicum (1)

Summer 
Research Design (3) 
Elective (3)

Fall II 
Sport Biomechanics (3) 
Advanced Coaching Theory (3) 
Practicum (1)

Interim Term II * 
Elective (3)

Elective Options
Coaching Weightlifting (3)
Personal Training Certification Prep (3) 
Special Topics in S&C (3)
Directed Study (3)

TOTAL HOURS
(33) in 18 months

* The Interim Terms (during January) will provide students with the opportunity to take Athlete Monitoring and an elective course (which also may be taken over the summer). Six hours of electives are required.