Master's in Sports Rehab

Online Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation

Logan University provides students superior training, giving them confidence to be the health care leaders of tomorrow.

Advanced training is essential for professionals planning to work with athletes. A specialized advanced degree at the master's level will set practitioners apart from their peers. This program will also prepare graduates for opportunities in research and teaching.

This degree features an online format designed to provide flexibility for students. An in-person internship is required at the end of the program, and can be completed at an approved location that is convenient for the student, while also providing an experience that meets the student's area of interest.


There is no GRE examination required and the degree is offered completely online.


  • Master's in Sports Rehab

    Admissions Requirements

    Admissions guidelines for the Master's in Sports Science and Rehabilitation degree may be found on Page 37 and 38 of the Academic Catalog.

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    Tuition & Fees

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National Strength & Conditioning Association


The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) officially recognizes Logan University's Program in Graduate Studies.

  • Course Descriptions

    ANAT 06201 Anatomy of Human Motion
    3 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of the functional anatomy of structures needed for motion, including the major joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood supply, and nerves. Major components of the course include descriptive lectures and demonstrations.
    Pre-requisites: N/A
    Co-requisites: ANAT 062L1 Anatomy of Human Motion Prosection


    ANAT 062L1 Anatomy of Human Motion Prosection
    1 credit hour

    This course is a detailed study of human cadaver prosections of the major joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood supply, and nerves taught in the related lecture course.
    Pre-requisites: N/A
    Co-requisites: ANAT 06201 Anatomy of Human Motion


    BMEC 05103 Biomechanics
    3 credit hours 

    This course presents a detailed study of spinal and extremity mechanics/stability, emphasizing ergonomics, gait, levers and patho-kinesiology of joints. Major components of this course include descriptive lectures, demonstrations, and review of the current literature.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    ECAD 06301 Exercise/Cardiorespiratory Physiology
    3 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of the human physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise, concentrating on general physiological principles that take place in all components of the neuro-musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems as the result of activity and exercise. Demonstrations and a review of the current literature are featured. 
    Pre-requisites: NUTR 05103: Nutrition & Physical Performance

    NUTR 05103: Nutrition & Physical Performance
    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on exercise metabolism and optimal nutrient absorption for peak athletic performance. It covers chemical structure and biochemical metabolic functions of essential and nonessential nutrients, integration, coordination, and regulation of macro and micronutrient metabolism, regulation of nutrient metabolism and needs by hormones and growth factors, the physiological and biochemical basis for nutrient requirements, and dietary reference intakes and supplements for competitive athletes.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    PRAC 07301 Sports and Exercise Science Practicum
    3 credit hours

    This course is a study of general topics in sports science including youth, adolescent, and adult participation assessments, assessment of upper and lower extremities in relationship to injury, return to play criteria, and common injuries involving non-musculoskeletal systems. Radiographic findings in common sports injuries are reviewed. Demonstration and a review of current literature are featured.
    Pre-requisites: ECAD 06301 Exercise/Cardiorespiratory Physiology


    PRAC 07302 Sports Emergency Care Practicum
    4 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of on-field assessment procedures for emergency care, including head and spinal injuries, obtaining vital signs, stabilizing the injured area, and mode of transportation from the field based on the severity of injury. Specific injuries associated with female, pediatric, and older athletes are discussed. Demonstrations and review of the current literature are featured. 
    Pre-requisites: ECAD 06301 Exercise/Cardiorespiratory Physiology

    PRAC 0L302 Sports and Emergency Care Practicum Lab
    1 credit hour

    This weekend class is a hands-on laboratory experience which includes practical training for emergency situation in an athletic environment, sideline care, and taping and wrapping. Spine boarding and concussion symptom recognition and testing are featured.
    Pre Co-requisites: PRAC 07302 Sports Emergency Care
    Students may not take the Lab prior to the course


    PRAC 07303 Exercise Testing and Prescription Practicum
    3 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of exercise testing and prescription for all age groups at every athletic level, including special needs and at-risk athletes. Exercise prescription, testing for optimal performance and wellness, demonstrations and review of the current literature are featured. 
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    PRAC 07304 Active and Passive Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Practicum
    4 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of current active and passive rehabilitative and strengthening protocols used in the prevention and treatment of sport and musculoskeletal injuries. Students will learn bracing/taping techniques in the stabilization and treatment of upper extremities, cervical, and thoracic spinal joint injuries. Specific joint injuries associated with a specific activity of the upper extremities such as shoulder and elbow injuries in pitchers will be discussed. Demonstrations and review of the current literature are featured. 
    Pre-requisites: BMEC 05103 Biomechanics 

    PRAC 07305 Active and Passive Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Practicum
    4 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of current active and passive rehabilitative and strengthening protocols used in the prevention and treatment of sport and musculoskeletal injuries. Students will learn bracing/taping techniques in the stabilization and treatment of lower extremities, and lumbar spinal joint injuries. Specific joint injuries associated with a specific activity of the lower extremities will be discussed. Demonstrations and review of the current literature are featured. 
    Pre-requisites: BMEC 05103 Biomechanics

    PSTH 05101 Principles of Physical Therapy
    4 credit hours

    This course is a study of clinical rehabilitation, employing therapeutic exercise concepts and principles to interpret and analyze normal and abnormal human anatomy and physiology so as to better understand and manage neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Applications, indications and contraindications of modalities will be reviewed. 
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    PSYH 06202 Psychology of the Athlete
    3 credit hours

    This course is a detailed study of the psychological and emotional aspects of competition and its social stress, with focus on approaches to knowledge, goal setting, stress management, psychological skills training, and review of current research.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    RMET 05101 Research Methodology
    3 credit hours

    In this course, students learn to evaluate the scientific/clinical literature for validity of scientific findings as well as for clinical significance. Students will also learn how to identify a research problem, search and review the literature, design an experiment, collect and analyze data.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    SPSR 08101 Clinical Internship
    6 credit hours

    This internship is a 180 hour experience designed to provide advanced training under the direct supervision of a licensed health care professional or other appropriate professionals. The student will be working in a setting approved by the University as qualified to offer specific instruction in areas of sports science and rehabilitation. Such internships may emphasize exercise programming, risk factors, health appraisal, fitness testing, injury prevention, emergency care, nutrition, weight management, electrocardiography, or other pertinent experience. Students may establish an internship at sites distant from the campus, but all selections are subject to final approval by Logan University. 
    Pre-requisites: All didactic coursework  

    NOTE: All MSSR Core coursework must be completed prior to taking electives.

  • Certification Opportunities

    Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)

    NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)

    Tactical Strength & Conditioning-Facilitators (TSAC-F)

    Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS)

    ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist


    For MS/DC only:
    DCs who wish to be eligible for any certification from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) upon completion of the MSR degree will need to take the offered weekend on-campus, hands-on lab for Sports Emergency Care in addition to the online course.

    Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)

    Diplomate in American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)

    International Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Exam (ICCSP)

    NOTE: CSCS, NSCA and ACSM are among the more widely recognized certifications for those who work with athletic injuries. Please contact the ACBSP for further information regarding the credential requirements.

  • Clinical Internships

    The Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation degree comes to life through hands-on internship opportunities. Logan students have recently earned invaluable experience in 38 states in many diverse environments, including:

    6 Sports Teams and Organizations
    7 High Schools
    7 Hospitals and Institutions
    63 Universities and Colleges
    155 Clinics and Performance Centers

    Students will be aided in selecting possible sites for their internship work, which must provide them with experience in one or more of the following study or treatment areas: anatomy/biomechanics, exercise programming/physiology, aging/human development, risk factors/pathophysiology, human behavior/psychology, health appraisal/fitness testing, safety/injury prevention/emergency care, nutrition/weight management and electrocardiography.

    Logan has placed students with university athletic programs, ranging from the community college to the Division I level, and select internships with prestigious health care organizations. Students may also arrange their own clinical internship course in an approved designated program with licensed health care providers such as a DC, MD, DO, etc.


  • Advantages for Doctors of Chiropractic

    Logan's Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation is an ideal degree option for Doctors of Chiropractic. This specialized advanced degree sets practitioners apart from their peers and allows practitioners to develop the tools needed to understand and manage the health of an athlete.

    Advantages of the Program

    This online degree offers flexibility for the student, allowing health practitioners to continue treating patients throughout their education.

    At the completion of the program, Doctors of Chiropractic will earn an academic degree as opposed to a certification.

    The program is taught by multi-disciplinary instructors, offering unique and valuable insights for students.

    Students may qualify for financial aid.

  • Why Logan University?
    Why Logan?

    Logan University is dedicated to maximizing human performance through innovative health education and continuous quality improvement. With an established and world-renowned reputation for academic excellence, Logan University offers first-class programs, facilities and faculty.

    Logan has been a leader in chiropractic education since 1935. Today, Logan University continues its chiropractic tradition while also offering a variety of online health sciences programs.


    The Trimester System

    Logan University’s academic year consists of three 15-week trimesters. Trimesters begin each January, May and September. The trimester format allows for more flexibility for students who are deciding when to begin their education.



    Quality Education at an Outstanding Value

    Quality education at a great value makes Logan a natural choice for those seeking careers in the health care field. Logan’s tuition for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate courses are competitively priced. When Logan students graduate, they leave not only with an outstanding education, but also with smaller student loans.





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