Admission Requirements

MS Admission Requirements

Full admission to the LaGrange College Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning program, candidates must meet and submit the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (undergraduate if applicable)
    • International students who have earned a Baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution will need to submit evaluated transcripts from an approved foreign credentials service such as Lisano International or World Education Services.
  • Contact information for three references
  • A personal statement describing interest in the program (between 500 to 1,000 words)
  • Current Resume
  • Completed application
  • Either have a current NSCA-CSCS certification or have completed the following courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better:

    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Applied Exercise Anatomy (or Structural Kinesiology)
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Principles of Strength & Conditioning
    • Biomechanics
    • Statistics
  • A minimum score on the TOEFL exam of at least 550 if English is not the applicant's primary language

Students who do not meet the course requirements upon entering the program may be admitted on a conditional basis until all pre-requisites are met.

            *International students must attain unconditional acceptance for the on-campus MS program

MA Admission Requirements

Full admission to the LaGrange College Master of Arts in Strength & Conditioning program, candidates must meet and submit the following criteria:

  • Must be currently employed as a strength and conditioning coach or similar position
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (undergraduate if applicable)
    • International students who have earned a Baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution will need to submit evaluated transcripts from an approved foreign credentials service such as Lisano International or World Education Services.
  • Contact information for three references
  • A personal statement of interest in the program (between 500 to 1,000 words)
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Either have a current NSCA-CSCS certification or have completed the following courses or their equivalent with a grade of C or better:

    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Applied Exercise Anatomy (or Structural Kinesiology)
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Principles of Strength & Conditioning
    • Biomechanics
    • Statistics
  • A minimum score on the TOEFL exam of at least 550 if English is not the applicant's primary language

Students who do not meet the course requirements upon entering the program may be admitted on a conditional basis until all pre-requisites are met.