Exercise Science, M.S. - Human Performance

Our graduate program in Human Performance offers students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in the exercise sciences. As one of two accredited graduate programs in the New England, our students work closely with our faculty in the classroom or in conjunction with one of our ongoing research projects.

Current laboratory research includes examining the causes of hypertension in African-Americans, product testing of sports equipment for injury prevention and rehabilitation, gait analysis for runners and clinical populations, physiological, biomechanical, and postural changes related to aging, and nutritional supplements for health and human performance.

Recent graduates have gone onto: Doctoral study in the exercise sciences at prestigious universities, are employed in cardiac rehabilitation, serving as strength and conditioning coaches and research associates at Division I universities, or have gone on to physical therapy and medical sonographer programs.

Our program is one of the most affordable in New England, and we offer a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualified students.

For those students who are interested, please contact the MS Exercise Science - coordinator, Dr. Robert Axtell axtellr1@southernct.edu.