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SUU Sports Performance Program Ranked 8th in Nation

Published: June 11, 2018 | Author: Cami Mathews | Category: Academics

Athletes conditioning in a gym settingCollege Choice ranked the Southern Utah University Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance (MSSCP) among the top ten for best value in the country. College Choice is a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.

The best value ranking is based on institutional reputation, graduate rates, selectivity, and faculty resources. The data from the ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News and World Report, Payscale, and individual college websites.

The SUU MSSCP Program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) “Educational Recognized Program” (ERP) and is the only graduate program holding such distinction in the College Choice top ten rankings. The NSCA is widely considered the world’s premier organization committed to advancing the strength and conditioning discipline. The NSCA ERP focuses on the quality of a university’s program curricula, credentials of the faculty, and scholarly outcomes of the faculty and students.

“When you consider the MSSCP program is nationally recognized for educational excellence as well as a top ten fiscal value, I think people would agree that our program has a unique brand and is a true stand out,” said Mark DeBeliso, director of the MSSCP.

The degree is an innovative approach to meet the needs of coaches, physical educators, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other fitness professionals who are looking to further their education in the area of sport conditioning and performance. The MSSCP Program has also been successful at preparing students for subsequent doctoral level studies. The degree is consistent with SUU’s long tradition as the “Coaching Factory.”

“My degree is completed online, save for one summer semester, which allowed me the flexibility to advance my career anywhere I want without hindering my progress toward earning my degree,” said Nate Stone, student in the master’s program. “It’s taught me more about proper technique and timing involved with many exercises, a key part of my future career.”

For more information, visit the Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation.

Contact Information:

Nikki Koontz
nikkikoontz@suu.edu