Strength and Conditioning Studies

Master's Degree  | Russellville Campus | Blended


The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning Studies (MS/SCS) is designed to provide graduate level instruction in the theory and science of strength and conditioning. The 33-hour program is designed to meet the needs of coaches, physical educators, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others interested in the fitness profession.

Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue certifications such as NSCA-Personal Trainer or Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Applied activities in core classes
  • Semester long internship


  • Collaborative skills - teamwork
  • Designing and developing strength and conditioning programs for various ages and sports.

About This Degree


In-State: $292 per credit hour

Out-of-State: $584 per credit hour

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships


You could work as a(n):

  • Personal Trainer
  • Public School Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • University Instructor
  • University Strength and Conditioning Coach
Alumni of our program work at:
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Bentonville Public Schools, Bentonville, AR
  • D1, Dallas, TX
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Personal Trainer
  • Terminal Degree in Exercise Science


Point of Pride

Our program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognized Education Recognition Program (ERP).



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.