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Master of Science in

Sports Science and Analytics

Master of Science in

Sports Science and Analytics

Linfield’s Master of Science in sports science and analytics program combines a traditional exercise science program with data science to elevate the approach to training and rehabilitation of the human body, particularly among athletes. Develop critical thinking skills using data analytics, paired with foundational knowledge in exercise science and communication, to aid in the proper interpretation and translation of data results to consumers, coaches, clients, patients and athletes. Receive hands-on experience working directly with athletes at high schools, colleges and universities, professional sport organizations, private clinics and international businesses.

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In the M.S. in sports science and analytics at Linfield

you might take:

Sport Biomechanics

Develop an understanding of the concepts of movement integration and assessment to improve athletic performance. Through a combination of basic biomechanical principles with the incorporation of technology to enhance decision-making for improved movement capabilities and performance. (HHPA 552)

Technology and Data Analysis in Sports Science

Introducing topics related to the incorporation and interpretation of athletic performance technology and data analysis. Focus on understanding and applying available technology to on-field assessments and therefore coaching decisions. (HHPA 584)

Sports Science Internship

This experiential learning course involves students spending 135+ hours with an organization applying their sports science skills. Partner with athletic organizations outside of Linfield’s campus in using technology and data analysis to ensure proper training and rehabilitation programs are being implemented. (HHPA 587)

Learning Outcomes

  • Appropriately apply technology for valid and reliable assessment and evaluation of human performance.
  • Conduct comprehensive and specific human performance assessments using proper theories, frameworks and technology from relevant sciences.
  • Analyze large data sets from technological assessments to look for significant differences and trends within the numbers.
  • Apply scientific principles and evidence-based recommendations into the prescription, implementation and evaluation of athletic performance and rehabilitation programs.
  • Create lifestyle modifications and performance plans for individuals and teams, based on health and wellness data collected.
  • Incorporate effective communication and motivational strategies to support claims in the adoption, performance and maintenance of athletic performance and rehabilitation programs.
  • Implement role behaviors consistent with the scope of practice of exercise and sport science.
  • Manage human and physical resources of athletic performance facilities and programs.
  • Engage in interprofessional, collaborative practice to promote the health, wellness and performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Feel prepared and confident to sit for certifications within the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), which distinguishes them as a knowledgeable and prepared professional within the premier organization of strength and conditioning/sport performance.

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