Sport and exercise science MEd

The Sport and Exercise Science master of education (MEd) provides advanced study in the broad areas of physical activity, including exercise science, movement science, and human performance, to prepare students for careers in health-related professions.

Depending on their professional goals, students have the option of focusing studies on one of three career tracks: Sport Performance for those pursuing coaching careers; Athletic Training for those who have obtained their Athletic Training Certificate and who are pursuing careers in athletic training and/or teaching at the community college or college level; and Health Promotion for those pursuing careers as health coaches, personal trainers or employees in health related-fields.

Career exploration

The Sport and Exercise Science MEd prepares students to pursue the following careers, including but not limited to:

Sport performance

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sport analyst
  • Sports coach
  • Sport training facility manager
  • Strength and conditioning staff
  • Team conditioning coach

Sports medicine

  • Athletic trainer
  • Clinical support staff
  • Health fitness specialist
  • Kinesiotherapist
  • Massage therapist
  • Sports therapist

Health promotion

  • Fitness center manager
  • Fitness instructor
  • Health educator
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports development officer
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I really believe that wellness is the next currency. It is my big personal goal to lead a movement of wellness in Minnesota, and maybe even across the country.

Zach Wiesen, Sport and Exercise Science MEd
Read more about how his degree is preparing him for real-world challenges.

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Zan Gao, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
gaoz@umn.edu

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Christopher Lundstrom, PhD
Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science
MEd Director, Sport and Exercise Science; Physical Activity and Health
lund0982@umn.edu

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Nina Wang, MS
Graduate Program Coordinator
& MEd Advisor
nwang@umn.edu
612-625-4380