Master of Science: Sport Science

Graduate study in sport science provides advanced preparation for those who love sports and wish to pursue sport-related careers. The Master of Science in Sport Science offers students two track options.

Graduates of the Sport Administration track are prepared for careers ranging from marketing, sales and sponsorship to event planning and facility management in professional, amateur, educational and community sport settings.

Having examined how psychological factors influence sport performance and physical activity participation, and how sport and physical activity involvement affect psychological well-being, graduates of the Sport and Exercise Psychology track are prepared to help athletes and others achieve optimal performance.

Below you will find student testimonials as well as instructions on what is needed to apply to the Sport Science program.


Admissions Process

To complete the admissions process, students must submit:

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals

Application materials may be sent electronically to
or mailed directly to the following address:

Lock Haven University
Office of Admissions, ATTN: Graduate
401 N Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

*Lock Haven University graduates do not need to request transcripts; the Office of Admissions
will do this on your behalf.

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Students also have the option of registering for up to three courses as a non-degree seeking student and have those courses automatically transfer to degree seeking status upon official enrollment in the program.  If you would like to register for courses as a non-degree student complete the Walk-In Registration process.

Note:  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

The FAFSA is completed by all students seeking federal financial aid. LHU's code is 003323. To ensure full and timely consideration for available aid programs, students should submit their FAFSA application at least four weeks prior to beginning their graduate program.  Students beginning their enrollment in the spring or summer semesters must complete a FAFSA form with financial information from the preceding year.

Once completed and submitted to Lock Haven University, the Office of Financial Aid will determine your eligibility for all financial aid options.  Financial aid applications will not be considered until after a graduate student has been accepted into their program of study.  Financial aid counselors will also assist you in answering questions regarding the conditions of each option.

To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid (Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS Loans) students must be enrolled as at least a half-time student.

The office of Federal Student Aid has developed an electronic document titled “Financial aid for Graduate and Professional Students” that provides an overview of federal student aid available, basic eligibility requirements, how to apply, where to find non-federal aid, and key items to consider before taking out a student loan. 


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  Student Testimonials

As a coach and teacher who is constantly busy, the LHU MS Sport Science Program is set up perfectly for me because I can do the class work on my own time.  I was initially nervous about the online format because I ask a lot of questions, but I found that I learned a lot more by doing assignments on my own.  Also, the format of the class gives me chances to contact teachers and peers frequently which helps a lot.  With the hope of becoming an Athletic Director down the road, I believe that the material being taught in this program will ultimately help me achieve my goal.  Although I only took 2 courses so far, I know that I made the right choice by choosing LHU for achieve my Master's degree.  

David Jake Wartella


The LHU MS Sports Science Program is great. The work itself is relatively recent to today's issues, problems and concerns which makes it very interested to learn about. For the total work load to be online, the professors really make sure you understand the assignments. I love the fact that I don't have to sit in a classroom yet have the same access to professors if I have any questions. I'm able to work full time while getting my masters which enables me to gain more work experience to go along which furthering my education. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to capitalize on both work and education.

Peaches Nesmith