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Sport Science (M.S)

The Master of Science in Sport Science is a 30-credit, fully online graduate degree with courses structured to allow you to complete the program in one calendar year or attend part-time. This program is ideally suited to those who wish to work as professionals in sport settings or to enhance their current sport-related careers through advanced training.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.S.
Program Contact
Associate Professor/Chair, Recreation Management Department
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Program Overview

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online Delivery: BU’s distance instructional methods are designed to maintain a personal, one-to-one mentoring and supervisory relationship with degree candidates while making it possible to create active and engaged learning communities. No campus visits or on-campus residencies are required. Much of the coursework is completed via virtual classrooms utilizing the latest technology in online instruction.
  • Program Instructional Facilities: Programs delivered either partially or entirely remotely may utilize either synchronous or asynchronous technologies.  Synchronous delivery utilizes the Zoom platform and may utilize either or both the Zoom desktop or mobile applications or purpose-built Zoom classrooms.  Asynchronous delivery utilizes the Desire2Learn Brightspace learning management system and the SonicFoundry Mediasite media delivery platform.
  • Full-Time and Part-Time: Students can attend full-time and part-time. Full-time graduate students take nine credits in the fall and spring, and twelve credits over the summer. This means graduate students attending full-time can complete the graduate degree in one calendar year. Students who attend part-time can take three or six credits per semester and this can vary by semester based on their individual needs. 
  • Semester Off: Many of the students in our program work full-time and occasionally need to take a semester off. Coaches in our program, for example, may wish not to take classes when their sports are in season (and then double up the following semester). Students are allowed to step out for a semester and return to classes afterward. When they are ready to begin classes again, students should submit a readmission application through the Office of Graduate Admissions. 
  • Transfer Credits: Students can transfer up to six credits into the graduate program. To have courses evaluated, please submit a Transfer Approval Request with the Program Coordinator.
  • Non-Degree: Students who would like to take class(es) without applying to or enrolling in the graduate program are able to take up to three classes/nine credits through "walk-in" registration. Sport and Performance Psychology professionals, for example, who require a course for certification through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology often choose this option.

Courses and Curriculum

To complete the admissions process, students must submit:

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals

Application materials may be sent electronically to gradadmissions@bloomu.edu or mailed directly to the following address:

Bloomsburg University
Office of Graduate Admissions
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, PA, 17815

Students also have the option of registering for up to three courses as a non-degree seeking student and have those courses automatically transfer to degree seeking status upon official enrollment in the program.  If you would like to register for courses as a non-degree student complete the Walk-In Registration process.

Note:  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid.


The Sport Science Masters's Program has Flexible Start Dates and a Diverse Student Population 

You can begin coursework in the fall, summer, or spring semesters. As a result of the 100% online coursework, our students hail from across the country. 

College of Distinction
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Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices.

"The graduate program here offers versatility and flexibility to help you complete your degree in time. Online courses mean you can attend from anywhere while still giving you the feel of in-person studies with group work and case studies. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than obtaining my degree while being able to work full-time and continue to gain valuable experiences."

Clayton Gummo, 2021
MS Sport Science
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"The Sport Management program gave me some of the best experiences I could have asked for. By working at the 2017 College Football National Championship, the NFL Draft, and going on other networking trips, the Sport Management program has helped me develop critical skills and connections to be successful in the field. The professors were always willing to help with questions about class work. I felt that I was able to make a good connection with the professors in all my classes. One of my favorite parts about the classes I took was the hands-on aspect for projects and assignments. I am so glad that I chose the Sport Management program!”

Michelle Rauch, 2020
M.S. Sport Science
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