Sports Science

Sports Science


Take your place as an innovative leader in sports and recreation through the Master of Science in Sports Science at Hofstra University. Develop a design and implementation skill set for creating training programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce injuries. Choose from two concentrations: Strength and Conditioning, and Exercise Physiology. Apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world through fieldwork experiences. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admissions team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MS in Sports Science at Hofstra University, you must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in exercise science, health and fitness, physical education, or another related area from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review online, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Brief statement indicating your interest in the program and professional intent.

An interview with the program director or departmental advisor is required.

Visit the Sports Science program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the Sports Science program at any time with our rolling admissions policy.
An MS in Sports Science with a Strength and Conditioning concentration is awarded to students who successfully complete 31 semester hours. To earn a MS in Sports Science with an Exercise Physiology concentration, you must successfully complete 34 semester hours.

Program Concentrations

Strength and Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning concentration is designed to prepare students to work with athletes as strength and conditioning coaches in college, professional, private, and secondary school settings. Students will develop the skills necessary to design and implement population-specific training programs that enhance athletic performance and reduce injury risk. The foundation of course work is in areas of bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, performance testing, periodization, program design, and sport nutrition. In addition, all students will have opportunities to complete various fieldwork experiences. Learn more about the Strength and Conditioning Concentration.

Exercise Physiology

Faculty Profiles

Jamie Ghigiarelli

Dr. Jamie Ghigiarelli, Professor, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified International Society of Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). His primary areas of research are exercise physiology, muscle physiology, sport performance, and sports nutrition.

Meet Dr. Ghigiarelli
Jamie Ghigiarelli

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at