University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Integrative Physiology M.S. - Sport Performance

This concentration prepares students to be practitioners in the field of sport performance, such as performance psychology or strength and conditioning. This concentration offers the flexibility to design individualized programs, enabling students to pursue career paths requiring expertise in multiple areas. It can be used to prepare students for subsequent certifications, such as the National Strength and Conditioning Associations Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).

Master of Science - Integrative Physiology; Sport Performance Concentration


Required Courses20
Total Hours38

Degree Specific Credits: 38

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Notes: Elective credits must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the student’s academic advisor to reach the degree requirements (≥38 credits). 


Required Courses
Complete all of the following courses:
HHP 520Research Methods3
HHP 525Advanced Biomechanics3
HHP 594Seminar2
HHP 598Internship3
KIN 440Sport Psychology3
A graduate level statistics course3
Complete one of the following. Note: students completing a thesis must complete 6 credits. 13
Professional Paper
Written Comprehensive Exam
Complete the following courses to meet minimum credit requirements:
Students completing a thesis only need 15 credits.
Topics in Sports Medicine
Health Aspects of Aging
Performance and Technology in Athletic Training
Pharmacology for Sports Medicine
Principles of Medical Physiology
Program Planning in Community Health
Theories of Health Behaviors and Counseling
Advanced Concepts in Coaching
Case Studies in Performance Psychology
Theories & Techniques of Counseling
Counseling Fundamentals
Group Counseling & Guidance
Multicultural Counseling
Advanced Exercise Prescription
Advanced Exercise Physiology I
Advanced Exercise Physiology II
Lab Procedures In Exercise Science
Advanced Electrocardiogram Assessment
Advanced Exercise, Disease, and Aging
Leading Health and Human Performance Organizations
Legal and Ethical Issues Health and Exercise Professions
Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning
Nutrition For Sports & Exercise
Total Hours38

Minimum Required Grade: C


Students completing a thesis must complete 6 credits and may complete 3 fewer elective credits.