NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 23, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Sports Performance and Leadership (MSEd) - Accelerated

Location(s): Northern State University Campus


Students that have 90 credits completed and a 2.75 GPA can earn their undergraduate degree and master’s degree in 5 years. As an undergraduate student, students can enroll in 500 level courses instead of 400 level courses. These higher-level courses will count toward both their undergraduate and master’s degrees per approval by the graduate studies office. Then, during their fifth academic year, students will continue and complete their master’s degree program as normal. 


The Sports Performance and Leadership master’s degree combines exercise science and sport management coursework. Many students in the program go on to work with intercollegiate or professional sports teams in coaching or sports management roles, or lead athletic programs in educational or private settings. This program also gives students the opportunity to work closely with NSU’s athletics programs through concurrent graduate assistantships.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduate students will demonstrate a commitment to the field through networking, applied learning opportunities, and professional behavior/practice.
  • Graduate students will critically evaluate research related to sports performance and leadership and its impact on athlete development, health, and performance.
  • Graduate students will demonstrate competency in sport leadership, organization, management, law, ethics, finance, and marketing.
  • Graduate students will demonstrate ethical character, display professional standards, and responsibly apply classroom concepts within the field of sport.
  • Graduate students will demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness in the discipline of sport.