Master's in Exercise & Sport Sciences

Work with knowledgeable faculty to guide you in customizing the classes and research specific to your desired field of focus. Our robust curriculum emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing students that seek a career or doctoral program right out of graduation. Anticipate small class sizes, multiple lab access, and flexible learning options within your 1.5 to 2 year expected stay. You set your passions and ambitions, we provide the tools to help fulfill them. 

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Choose a concentration in Mental Performance or Human Performance, each providing thesis and non-thesis tracks.
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Apply Now for Fall 2023 Entry

The application cycle for Fall 2023 entry into the master's in exercise and sport science degree is open! You can apply to the program until May 1, 2023 with rolling admissions decisions until that date or until capacity is reached, so early application is encouraged. If you are not ready to apply but would like more information about the program or be notified when future enrollment cycles open, please complete our graduate interest form

Spotlight on Alumni

Meet some of our alumni and learn what they are doing now with their degree. 

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"I am grateful to have had the opportunity to study at Ithaca College in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. The experiences I had interacting with faculty, staff, and classmates were memorable and continue to expand even after graduation. The department along with my general feel for the college is a strong-bonded community that takes learning and growth seriously. As a result of my experience at Ithaca College, I feel well-prepared for my life-long journey. I would like to thank my professors for leading inspiring classes and taking the time to get to know their students outside of the classroom."

Joshua Warren, MS Exercise Science - Sport Psychology


Deborah King, Graduate Program Chair
Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Ithaca College • 324 Center for Health Sciences • Ithaca, NY 14850