Majors & Programs of Study

Master of Sports Conditioning and Performance

The Master of Science Sports Conditioning and Performance 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. This degree can be completed on-line with 2 weeks of on-campus classes and training during the summer session.


  • One of very few programs world wide to emphasize sports conditioning
  • All courses taught by highly qualified and experienced terminally-degreed faculty
  • Offers the convenience of an on-line course of study with only 2 weeks of required on-campus workshops
  • SUU’s Sports Conditioning and Performance graduate program offers a curriculum that is unique among colleges and universities
  • The MSSCP program has successfully prepared students to matriculate on to doctoral studies in nationally recognized programs


This degree prepares individuals to pass national certification programs in strength and conditioning, personal training, and other fitness/conditioning leadership programs. Coaches at public and private institutions will find this program particularly valuable, as it will not only increase their expertise, but enable them to advance to a higher pay scale.


The Sorenson Physical Education Building is one of the finest facilities of its type in the western United States. It houses a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fitness center, three basketball courts, an indoor track, a climbing wall, five racquetball courts, five "smart" classrooms, and several specialized labs.


Two-weeks of on-campus classes and training during the summer session.


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Kent Jones

Class of: 2012 Southern Utah University

Current job: Adjunct Professor, SUU PEHP Department

“There are a few things about SUU’s program that were appealing to me when deciding where to attend and that I enjoyed while taking the required classes. Most important was the emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to sport, not just simply learning about kinesiology. I also wanted the hands-on classes regarding advanced techniques of resistance training. The availability of classes being offered online also allowed me the flexibility to take classes when I was available. After completion of the master’s program I felt prepared to enter either a doctoral program or the professional field.”

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